2020 Vision — “Creating God Encounters for All Generations” (Ephesians 3:20-21) through New Content, International Ministry, and Generosity (scroll down to make a one-time or monthly gift)
Dear Friend of Music to Light the World,
I wish we could be sitting across from each other over coffee or lunch as I share how God continues to transform lives around the world, as well as my own life and Music to Light the World in our 16th year. 2019 was the year He broadened our vision statement to Creating God Encounters for All Generations. This happens every time people experience the Scripture inspired piano and other ministry content. He was also faithful to fulfill our top three projects: the new Christmas album December Peace II, the Berklee School of Music Composing and Orchestrating for Film and TV Professional Certificate, and expanding generosity with donated concerts and CDs. We received testimonials from around the world throughout the year, and below is one of my favorites, from the United States (a lady in Illinois).
I just wanted to say how instrumental your Godly talents have been not only in my life, but to those whom I have had the pleasure of introducing to your music. It is astounding what your music does to the core of people’s souls. Like a healing balm of overwhelming peace, it reaches those areas in people’s lives that no one or no thing can reach besides the loving hand and light of God. Thank you for allowing God to use your obedient heart and hands this way. My niece had brain surgery and your music calmed her fears and pain, and soothed her soul as it gave her hope. She recovered quickly within months and was walking again and doing her normal routine. She is now happily married to the man who was faithfully by her side during her recovery — the one who pushed “play” every day to the sounds of heaven. To God be the Glory!
This testimonial is beautiful because it speaks to how God reaches all generations in day to day life, medical illness, loving relationships, and more. And, when I compose it feels like “sounds of heaven” are coming down from our Father and Creator. His Spirit often gives me chills or brings me to tears.
As we enter 2020, God has revealed some of His plans, and He always reveals more as the Board and I seek and listen for His voice and obey. I am very excited about possible international ministry trips to Canada, Zambia (teaching songwriting to orphans), and Europe. I am also eager to create new content—writing new music, starting a new book, and filming four new music videos for moments of God’s beauty and peace—and to practice generosity through donated or discounted concerts and CDs to smaller churches, ministries, and hospitals (St. Jude Children’s, UNC and Duke Children’s Hospitals, and the Atlanta Rotary Prayer Breakfast were a few of many recipients in 2019).
Thank you for your friendship, encouragement, and generous financial support toward Creating God Encounters for All Generations. God bless you with His Peace, Hope, and Joy in 2020!
Stanton Lanier, Pianist of Peace®, on behalf of our MTLTW Board of Directors & Leadership Team
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