My name is Lani and I live in Wisconsin. I have been a great fan
of the Newsboys for quite some time. Recently I got a hold of Phil
Joel's CD "Watching Over You" and am enjoying it a lot. The song
"Watching Over You" I found to be a really neat, and meaningful
song yet fun to sing. I was typing out the words to it so that I
can teach our young kids in Bible Class the song (I'm in charge
of song time) because I think they will really like it. Anyway,
I started reading through all the pages and words of all the songs
and all the comments you wrote, I just want to thank you so much
for living your life for our Lord.
I'm not sure if you really know just how much you and all the other
Christian artists actually touch peoples lives. Your words and music
are like medicine to me. It's like my soul is fed every time I listen
to you. There really isn't any other way to describe how your music
works. God is using you in a very powerful way. I can't imagine
how hard it is to be away from your family so much, but I just wanted
to encourage you and anyone you want to share this with that God
is working through you and you are affecting lives with your music.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do. I am looking
forward to seeing you and the rest of the Newsboys on Nov. 16th.
You will be in GreenBay, WI at the Power Of One concert along with
a few other bands. It is such a great feeling to see God move in
a place full of people.
God bless you, Phil, and all your family and friends. I pray for
you and yours all the time.
Thank you again.
Love from a sister in Christ, Lani
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I just wanted to say that his music has been an inspiration for
and has made me want to keep living for the Lord. The song "Strangely
Normal" has helped me realize that everybody is normal in their own
way and that we shouldn't judge others because we are just like
them in some way or another. The Phil Joel CD also helped me want
to get to know the Lord now.
I used to have a one day a week relationship with the Lord, now
I read the Bible every night and I pray over what may seem like
the tiniest things. I have now come out of being an under-cover
Christian. It made me realize that I wasn't living my life the way
I should have been. It cut me to the heart and has helped me care
about others and pray for people that I may or may not know. My
walk with the Lord has strengthened enough that I can now help others
with their walks to an extent. I have come out of being an under-cover
When I return to school I hope to be able to reach out to those
in need and not let other kids words hurt me. I hope to be able
to forgive others of what they have done to me and not hold it against
them. I hope to be able to ask others for forgivness for what I
have done to them.
Love In Christ,