American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter, Jeremy Camp who is set to headline the annual PhatFest celebration said during a press conference at Watoto Church on Wednesday that the event is not aimed at leading Christians through a temporary emotional experience but a catalyst that will start something special and amazing in this country.
We are here open to what God wants us to do, Camp said.
He used the occasion to reveal that his heart has always been towards Uganda, ever since the day God asked him to extend his reach through Speaking Louder Ministries, a non-profit organization he founded to declare the hope of Jesus throughout the world with music, testimony, and service.
““I don’t see this lightly, it really is an honor to be here in Uganda. Not long ago – about a year ago – I had a conversation with my brothers and sisters, and this was brought up. We’ve always prayed about different places that we should go and felt that the Lord is leading us. This is one of those places where we were asked to come – and felt like God was leading us here,” he said.
Adding, “So when you are under God’s lead and direction, you know that He is going to do spectacular things,”
Jeremy Camp, who has released eleven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold, told journalists 2018, “the number 8 is new beginnings. My heart for this year is a new beginning in people’s hearts to come to know Christ and to have a relationship with Him,” he stated.
He said his life has been a testimony of God’s faithfulness as he overcame the largest trial of his life, losing his first wife Melissa, to ovarian cancer just months after their wedding.
He commended the hosts, Power 104.1 Fm and Watoto Church. The event will also see the station mark 20 years of radio ministry.
“You guys have a newness and freshness that the fruit from this concert from what is going to happen that day – for many people to come to Jesus. This place is going to be placed on fire, and I love that,”
“When you start a fire, you just don’t leave it burning without touching it. You have to stir it. You have to keep the flames burning. Let this be a catalyst, not just an emotional experience. God will do something special and amazing in this country, and start here in Kampala,” he added.
He attended the presser with Mr Danny Williamson, Speaking Louder Ministries team member, two of his daughters among others. Also present was the Power 104.1 FM director, Mr Rirchard S.
Phatfest, slated for 13 January 2018 at Lugogo Cricket Oval – Kampala, starts 4pm. Free Entry.