Tell us something about yourself that you don’t think many people know?
I can actually play the Bass…
What are your hopes and dreams from Through The Waters for the future?
Okay serious answer time…
I think my immediate hopes are to keep making more music, that is my personal creative outlet. Beyond that, I really want people to see what we do as an encouragement to be confident in, and use, their creativity. If you like music, use it. If you like painting, use it. If you like filming and editing videos, use it. If you like journalling, story telling, poetry, then use it. This then feeds into my long term dream of building up a community of creative worshippers, using their gifts in true authentic worship to God.
At the moment you're in the process of job searching which has been a bit of a challenge. How has God been using this time to speak to you about identity and how would you encourage anyone else who is currently struggling to find work?
Yes.. Job searching is a challenge at the best of times, let alone in times like we find ourselves in currently..
While it has been frustrating being out of work, I believe God has been using this time to push me into opening up more creatively and express myself more through music and design. I have been teaching myself video editing, Music production and graphic design and I am loving it. Where these skills are going to take me, I have no idea yet, but God knows and he has allowed me to develop them for a reason, so I am excited about that.
My advice and encouragement for anyone struggling to find work at the moment, is keep praying, keep seeking God and what He is saying to you, where He is leading you. Look at what he has already done for you, the gifts and skills He has given you, look at how you can those to help you decide what you want to do. He has a plan for your life and while it is annoying not knowing what those plans are, we can be confident that they are 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’
Hope that helps!
And quick-fire ‘favourites’ to end:
- song? … At the moment, anything off of the album Final Straw - Snow Patrol
- book? … Not a massive book reader.. so I’ll cheat and say The Bible
- Bible verse? … Philippians 3:12-14