Lauren Daigle is an extraordinary Christian singer and songwriter. She made her debut with the beautiful Christmas anthem, ‘Light of the World,’ which served as an appetizer, leaving her fans waiting expectantly for more. Her first single, ‘How Can It Be’ made such an impression on the American public that it has become one of her top tracks. Her newest album Look Up Child debuted at #3 on the charts, ahead of Drake and Ariana Grande.
Now, with her powerful voice, she’s making Jesus known and letting His glory shine even in a prison! Seldom do we see a Christian so bold in her faith, let alone with the inmates of Illinois Maximum Security Prison!
Lauren shares how God gave her a passion for music, singing, and writing songs from a young age.
“When I was six-years-old people would ask, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ and I’d say, ‘I want to be a singer!’ My mom called the house, The Music Box, because I’d walk around the house singing all the time. However, when I got older I went to this college prep school and felt I needed to get serious, so I thought I’d go into the medical field. How did I get distracted from my true passion? I NEED to be singing. God really brought me through all of that season to pour in a passion for ministry and a passion for music.”
Just this week, Lauren posted a video on her Facebook page about her unexpected trip to Illinois.
“Yesterday was one so unexpected. It was a day that was more than I can articulate. It was a day my eyes had never seen and will never be able to unsee. We sang songs with inmates whose voices carried deeper in to our hearts than the echo of a microphone will ever release. I saw hope in the face of the hopeless, joy in the wake of sorrow, wealth in the gap of depravity, and life in the midst of death. These people have stories, and they also have souls. I watched heaven befriend those who are often forgotten. With each day that passes, may I never take for granted what it is to walk around as a free man. I held a bottle of cold coffee upon pulling out of Statesville Correctional Prison. My hand had never remembered that bottle being so cold…”
It is evident in the video below that people are joyfully singing praises to the LORD!
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