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Songs to Teach and Inspire

by Ministry Through Melody

God’s Love is Bigger than Africa – Inspiration Behind the Song

March 25, 2004

 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 8:38-39 NIV)

God’s Love is Bigger Than Africa was written for Pastor Edwin Agogo’s Orphans and Widows Ministry.  I met him at my first performance with my newly written Christian Songs at a fellowship in Bishop, California, entitled “A Night with Africa”.  Little did I know that first night of singing Christian music that I would meet a man who would change my life forever!  Pastor Edwin Agogo from Kenya Africa was speaking that night and I’ll never forget it.  I never in all my life met such a powerful intercessor with so much faith and such a powerful message.  He has had a huge influence on me.

Pastor Agogo and I at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church

What I didn’t know until later was that my music had an impact on him as well!  I was invited by Pastor Agogo to come to Kenya Africa to sing for his people.  He said he had traveled all around America but that my music was different, was special.

He is a wonderful pastor, with a mission to look after orphans and widows and has built an orphanage.  These are lovely people who are helping so many street kids and widows.  He inspired a song about this very subject, God’s Love is Bigger Than Africa.  Africans face hunger, war, poverty, AIDS, spiritual emptiness, selfish leadership, poverty and ignorance every day.  Take a look at his site and learn how you can make a difference.  Africa needs our partnership.  And so the song I wrote that was inspired by my visits with Pastor Agogo conveys a very important meaning.  That God is a defender of the powerless, for the weak and poor.  It’s where the great meets the least and as we care for them we reveal God’s heart to the world!

Pastor Edwin Agogo at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church

Pastor Agogo at Tent at Rick Warren's Church


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