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The summer of 2009 was a rough time. Of all the bad times in my life, that is the time I hate looking back on the most because, to this day, it still hurts. I had two close friends dealing with unfaithful spouses and, as a result, broken marriages. My best friend was fighting the battle of her life against ovarian cancer. One day, in the midst of all of that, I heard a new song on the radio – “What Faith Can Do” by Kutless. I remember sharing this with all of my friends because it can fit so many life circumstances. It became our mantra that summer.
I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do
Turns out that my two friends ended up getting married (to each other!) and they’ve definitely risen from their ashes to create something beautiful. My best friend did as well – just not in the way that we had hoped. (She lost her battle in March of 2010 when she went home to heaven.)
A few years later, I got a new CD from Kutless and another song spoke to me exactly where I was – “Even If the Healing Doesn’t Come” was like a sequel to “What Faith Can Do” for me.
Even if the healing doesn’t come
And life falls apart
And dreams are still undone
You are God You are good
Forever faithful One
Even if the healing
Even if the healing doesn’t come
And, once again, it became the song of my heart.
Kutless holds a very special place in my heart. Their songs are often just what I need to hear. So, when I heard that they were coming out with a new album, I pretty much knew I had to add it to my music collection. I only just received it yesterday, and already I am loving this album!
Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has transformed from a new rock band to a staple artist in the industry that has multi-format, top-charting hits, sold millions of records and more than eight million streams. Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000. Kutless has two RIAA Gold-selling albums for Strong Tower and Live from Portland. The band has had 12 No. 1 radio singles across all formats including their major hits “Strong Tower,” “What Faith Can Do,” and “Carry Me To The Cross.”
After more than 15 years together and reaching fans around the world, Kutless continues to be focused on sharing the Gospel with a younger generation that is searching for answers.
“We really believe that music can make a difference in people’s lives,” shares Jon Micah Sumrall. “Music is an incredibly powerful tool that can break down walls and allow us to communicate a message of hope to people who may not listen otherwise. We are still recording and performing because we really do believe it makes a difference. We hear stories all the time from people who share with us how a concert or a song has radically impacted their life, and it’s these types of testimonies that keep us going year after year.”
In 2012, Kutless formed EOTA Ministries (End of The Age) to expand their evangelistic outreach around the globe. EOTA is the non-profit arm that aids Kutless in hosting large, free outreach concerts and events. In 2015, they partnered with other organizations to bring concerts to Kiev, Ukraine and other cities for six events – the largest of their kind in that country. The next year, Kutless returned to 11 cities in Ukraine as well as in Belarus, a communist country, where more than 100,000 heard the Gospel and over 40,000 commitments to Christ.
With their upcoming album ALPHA / OMEGA, Kutless has created a collection of rock and worship songs of both original and cover tracks that are true to who the band has been for the last 17 years. They wanted to create a project that would engage the Christian community and have the greatest impact. The songs are true to who the band is at their core – rock and worship. ALPHA / OMEGA features a new version of “Strong Tower” as well as the debut radio single “King of My Heart.”
Heidi Says …
This album will definitely be my new favorite. I can already tell that I’m going to listen to it over and over again. Several of the songs are ones that we already sing in church. The rest are ones that are easy to pick up and sing along with, and that’s important to me with a new worship album. (I love to sing!) Sue and I used to sing together in our church and other local churches. Since she passed away, I don’t sing anymore; but I’m looking forward to the day when she and I will sing praises to God together again, face to face! I can totally see us singing some of these songs!
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ALPHA / OMEGA is available for instant download from all your favorite resources, so go download it now! You’ll come back and thank me!