PREACH N’ SING STORY
Years ago, Clarrisse’s teenage daughter was listening to inappropriate lyrics. When corrected, she said, “Ma, everybody else is listening, too!” Ahhh… peer pressure! Clarrisse observed the negative effects of bad lyrics to her young teen. No matter how much she tried to get rid of the albums, her daughter continued to buy lots of them secretly. Clarrisse prayed without ceasing to help her daughter. One day, when she was kneeling and crying out to Jesus Christ, she heard a tone in her ear and a “still voice” saying: “Write a song!” She thought she was just imagining it but the voice will not go away. It kept saying: “Make a difference in the music industry.”
For months, Clarrisse was running away from this voice because she thought she was not good enough for this call, but her great heart and her Faith made her obey. There are challenges that she faces… mountains to climb, but she believes that God is bigger than the worldly challenges and Jesus Christ is bigger than all the insufficiencies and disability that she felt. She was told by her voice teacher that she is tone deaf… but despite disability, she is able to write lyrics, sing songs, produce one-of-a-kind albums that are revolutionary, unique and creative because she believes that she can help others and make a difference in the music industry. What a Faith!
But… there were times when Clarrisse was disappointed when she shared the vision with others. She’s tone deaf? How can she deliver this?” These were their thoughts.
As a matter of fact, Clarrisse asked God the same questions. Each time she said “I can’t” God sent angels to help her such as: Billie, Talbot, Richard, Cary, Jovy, even IRS and Google to help her take off. Clarrisse would like to thank DeBlanc Music for showcasing her CD Albums in their music studio. It is humbling. Her biggest supporter is her husband, Dave Gill, who’s always been there for her to see this vision through. He is a great man of God! He is motivated and actively involved because Jesus Christ healed him from cancer and has been sharing his testimony to help others and is making a difference! Plus, her daughter is now healed from listening to these horrible songs. She is now a great writer/original rapper and is actively involved in the ministry and is making an impact. Then, a granddaughter, Jada, has been born and has been her #1 fan for this ministry! She was born with an amazing voice and rhythm and Clarrisse is also her #1 fan. They will be preaching and singing together! Another person to thank for is her niece, Peach. Without her gift in graphic and web design, Preach N’ Sing will not be the same. All the people mentioned are gifted and have great hearts! Clarrisse thanks God for them! She also thanks Jesus Christ for His Ministry!
As you can see, God will not let her say “No” despite challenges and oppositions. This is why Clarrisse became determined to make her God-given dream become a reality. There are just too many people who God wants to help and touch.
Romans 11:29 “God never changes His mind when He gives gifts or when He calls someone.” Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
Clarrisse has been called to Preach N’ Sing and now she simply says, “Yes, I obey.” She does not fight to get out of it anymore. Clarrisse has always been in awe of Jesus Christ. She loves Him so much. She honors, respects, praises and worships God. She has always been so grateful towards Him and others. She has a passionate heart to serve God, save souls and help others make their dream come true! She hopes that her story will inspire, encourage and empower others despite struggles. Life is not all that fair. There are mountains to climb, rivers to cross, fires to put off… but always remember the Lord, your God. Please do not fear, for God is with you and your family. He loves you dearly.
1 But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!
2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.
3 “For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.
4 “Since you are precious in My sight, Since you are honored and I love you, I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life.
5 “Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west.