Emanuel Lee Lambert Jr popularly known as Da’ T.R.U.T.H. and Jonathan Mcreynolds, 28, used music, personal life experiences and scripture to address issues surrounding faith, ambitions and culture among Christian youth.
The duo ministered before hundreds that gathered during the Born Free Concert at Lugogo Sports Complex , Kampala on Saturday, fueling a desire within many to endeavor to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.
The concert, now in its second year, was also graced by the President of Uganda, Y.K Museveni and one of his daughters, Pastor Patience Rwabwogo who is the vision bearer of Born Free Conference and Concert.
Before Da’ T.R.U.T.H. and Jonathan Mcreynolds stepped on the stage, several of Uganda’s top gospel artists including Zabuli, Samuel Kimera, Sandra Suubi, Brian Lubega among others performed.
These triggered excitement among the youth, who were plighted to every activity of the evening. Not before long, Dove and Stellar Award-nominated gospel recording artist, Mcreynolds took to the stage with an acoustic guitar.
Behind his sultry voice, beautifully honest songs and musical skill, was a wave of the presence of God. Although some were unacquainted with the singer’s songs to utter line by line, they did not let the moment slip away as they kept their hands raised in the air. ‘Gotta Have you’ and ‘Christ Repressenters’ ushered the singer’s session to the climax.
“It was the best experience ever. Thank you for doing this for God. May He cover you and shield you from anything that is not of Him.” Facebook user, Kakyo Mpuuga, who attended the event remarked.
“I’m still in owe. Awesome experience and a new way of looking at life. Life changing evening,” Majorine Emilly said.
Peninah Nassozi said, “It was a blessing and a dream come true serving with you [Mcreynolds] because your music got me at a place when I was living a double standard life but it gave me a clear picture of what real and true life in Christ should be.”
“God faithfully used this short moment of worship to shape my heart. Thank you Jon,” another youth stated.
Rapper Da’ T.R.U.T.H. on the other hand used an interlude of his performance to explain that God has a blueprint [Bible] that is designed to help steer lives and ministries. He maintained that as much as God is a restorer, he is also a preserver.
You do not have to mess up and sin just because you know God is full of forgiveness and grace, he explained.
He told attendants they do not have stray like he [Da’ T.R.U.T.H.] did before coming to the knowledge of God’s love, urging that is it possible to walk in Holiness before God, free of all addictions and bondage.
Pastor Patience Rwabwogo in her speech called upon believers to pray for ‘Born Free’, as they hope to run this event and conference annually.