14 August 2014 by Jason Law CM –
Malaysian Christians are favored by God when it comes to music. This year alone, we have already had Jesus Culture, The Planetshakers, Paul Baloche, Paul Wilbur, and Dez Duron come to lead us in wonderful sessions of worship. And before the year’s end, we will have the Grammy-award-winning Israel Houghton come to Malaysia. Last July 5th, tNCC was blessed by Bob Fitts and his wife, Kathy.
Bob Fitts and his wife Kathy are unique in that they are a husband and wife songwriting and worship-leading team, working closely together and on equal levels. Together, they have performed in thousands of concerts all over the world, having close fellowship and working together with fellow song-writers and composers like Don Moen, Paul Baloche, and Kelly Willard.
Back during an earlier visit to Malaysia last year, Bob and Kathy shared a little about their ministry. It was a dream that they had ever since they were in high school; to bring healing to God’s people on a global level. In 1990, they started a school of worship in Hawaii and they have never looked back since then. During his concert, Bob shared that he and his wife spent most of their time travelling the world, in obedience to God’s calling for their ministry.
‘We belong to one family, and though Christians from across the world may not get to meet each other, we do have the same Father and we should learn to enjoy His presence together. There is no limit in worship before our Father, so be encouraged to express our hearts and feel free in our worship,’ sis Kathy Fitts invited at the start of the concert.
Sis Kathy shared about their first trip in Malacca and that they had a special bond for Malaysia, with lots of history with our nation. In fact, the Fitts’ second son was baptized in the Straits of Malacca! ‘We say Amen and give thanks for every good thing He gives, individually and in this country. There is a lot more going on, and Jesus is absolutely the Lord of all,’ sis Kathy encouraged.
There is an authoritative and captivating atmosphere of joy in the songs that the Fitts write, and in songs like ‘He Is Lovely’, ‘I’m Held By Your Love’, ‘Sacrifice’, and especially in such celebrated songs as ‘Blessed Be The Lord God Almighty’ and ‘The Lord Reigns’, this joy at the sense of God’s great love shine out. From the start of their serving about 30 years ago, they have lifted up the spirits of many within their special area with these songs, sharing the message of God’s abundant grace, bringing hope and healing throughout the world.
‘I am so grateful to God for coming into my life. Kathy and I are grateful that because of His truth, the glory of God is in the house. The Church is a bride in His house. David celebrated the presence of God back in his day in Israel. I am so grateful that what we have today with God is not just sort of a moveable presence of God, but a set presence of God in our lives, and He never changes.
‘Jesus said these words; “I’ll never leave nor forsake you. Isn’t that awesome? He is with us. Our God! And when we come into His presence together like this, we celebrate His presence and His Truth,’ bro Bob shared, before leading the church into the revered hymn, ‘Blessed Assurance’.
Bob and Kathy shared two hours of praise and worship with tNCC, before ending with a meet-and-greet as well as an autograph session with their many supporters after the concert. Bob and Kathy also led praise in Grace Convention Center on the 6th of July and are currently on an Asian tour until September 2014.
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