By Br. John Klein
Atlanta, GA - Two
summers ago, a fellow seminarian and I stood on stage
in Madrid, Spain, inside the Santiago Bernabeu stadium where the
real Madrid soccer team plays. We had been chosen
to play at a World Youth Day 2012 event for
a few thousand young people from all around the world.
It was a tremendous moment for me on the journey
of my vocation, where I profoundly experienced how good our
God is and how beautiful are the plans he has
tailor-made for each of our hearts. In that
moment on stage, playing music that I had written, God
allowed me, for his glory, to fulfill a dream of
mine which was to be a singer/song-writer, inspiring hope in
youth with my music.
What a grace it
has been for me, during these seven years in the seminary
studying to be a priest with the Legionaries of Christ,
to experience firsthand how God´s plan for our lives incorporates
our deepest longings and dreams and uses all our gifts
and talents! I currently live in Atlanta, and
this year God has given me the opportunity play in
front of many young people. I have been
able to encourage them not to be afraid of sincerely
seeking God´s plan for their lives, even if at times
it requires great trust and leads them to unexpected places!
My first full-length album, titled Fearless, will
include 13 songs, and will feature many of the young
people from Atlanta whom God has placed in my path
to serve and accompany. Together, all of us will combine
our talents in this project for the Glory of God!
There will be a release party on May 11, where
I will have the chance to share my testimony in
person. This event will seek to build a Culture of
Life and openness to God among our young people!
If you would like to support me as
I continue to record music for young people, visit my project on Kickstarter, or find me on Facebook!