Well, it has been an incredible summer for me and I want to let you in on some exciting news.
For starters, I had a fantastic time in Europe, and want to thank all of you who contributed with your encouragement, prayers and donations. God moved powerfully in Germany, Holland and Belgium. Everywhere I led worship had a notable presence of God, miracles and a ton of inner healing.
Some of my favourite moments came while running worship training workshops. Many remarked afterwards that they had never heard teaching like mine before (in a good way), it was quite an honour! Here's some of the feedback others gave on my worship ministry in Europe:
- I love the calmness and clearness Sathiya has while leading worship
- (I learned through the teaching that) my heart is important! I don't need to be perfect
- Sathiya has a great way of challenging musicians
- I found creativity again! I can hear God's voice much better too
- Relationship building in a worship team is important
Let's celebrate what God is doing! I hope it is clear that your encouragement, prayers and financial support are fuelling powerful ministry around the earth.
New Project - Give You My Heart
This week I went back into the studio to begin recording a new single, "Give You My Heart." I began writing this song in 2014 while interning at ministry school. God asked me over and over again to surrender every part of my life to Him. Just when I thought I had given Him everything, He showed me other areas of my heart that still weren't fully surrendered . It's funny how simple elements like the future, finances, and relationships have a sneaky way of ruling areas of our heart that only God was meant to.
After many re-writes and revisions the song was completed in 2016. I've had the privilege of sharing this song in local congregations already and God has been ministering through it in a notable way. My prayer is that Give You my Heart will draw others into similar depths of surrender that God drew my heart into when I began writing the song.
In the fall, I will be recording a live worship video to accompany the release of the song, and I'd like you to be a part of it. You don't need to be musical to participate, you just need to have a heart to worship, and be in the southern Ontario region. In order to create a live worship vibe, I will need an audience/crowd of worshipers. That's where you come in! If you are interested in participating in this, please message me on any of my social media platforms (@sathiyamusic) saying "I'm in" and I will keep you updated on the filming details as the project develops.
New Job - Catch The Fire
I'm pleased to announce that as of September 2017, I will be employed at Catch The Fire Toronto as the Executive Assistant. I feel indebted to the people of CTF for the many ways they have changed my life and ministry, and have felt called to be with them for quite some time now. By God's grace everything has aligned for me to join this world-renowned ministry and I can't wait to serve and give back to a community that I love so much.
I would greatly appreciate your prayers as I approach another transition, particularly concerning the logistics (accommodations, finances, transition, etc).
Lastly, I'll be ministering alongside Steve and Sandra Long (and my girlfriend too!) for the last two weeks of August in PEI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. We're expecting God to do great things as we partner with His heart for the people in the Maritime provinces of Canada.
That's all for now. Praying that God will pour favour, peace and blessings over you and your family as you enter the last month of summer.