GOD'S AMAZING LOVE (2005)
years Life Strings had the chance to sing at Hokkien evangelistic
outreaches. We were warmly received by the Hokkien congregations
which comprise mainly elderly people. Though elderly, we
saw them singing and praising God wholeheartedly with uplifted
hearts and hands. Moreover, we also saw young people serving
who were English-educated. We wondered why they would be
willing to serve in such a setting? We were touched when
they shared with us that they saw the need to reach out to
the Hokkien-speaking elderly. As such, they were willing
to learn the Hokkien dialect so that they could use it to
share God's love.
This impressed upon Life
Strings that we also need to connect with the Hokkien-speaking
people through our songs. With this burden on our hearts,
we began to plan for our first Hokkien gospel album. It took
us 2 years - gathering songs and recording them. We were
very grateful to God who supplied the expertise we needed.
We had an elder from the Tai-an Presbyterian Church in Taiwan,
Mr Pan Mao Liang, who flew all the way to Singapore to preside
over the recordings. He was formerly a bass singer in the
renowned gospel singing team, the Heavenly Melody Singers,
and is conductor to a myriad of choral groups in Taiwan.
Elder Pan is a source of inspiration to us, writing songs
for us and coaching us in the pronounciation of the Hokkien
language. In addition, Ms Zhuang Hui Nian, a seasoned gospel
singer also from Taiwan, sang and wrote songs for our album.
Thus, our first album entitled "God's
Amazing Love" came into being in 2005. All praise and
honour to God who made the album possible! We pray that God
will use this album to touch the hearts of those who are
yet to know Him.