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Christian songs in Te Reo Maori

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori! Māori Language week has been celebrated each year from 1975, and we've had a few listeners getting in touch asking about the te reo Maori (and some bilingual!) songs we have been highlighting this year. We've compiled a few of them for you below for you to share with friends and family - and of course, for your listening pleasure too!  Don't forget, if you'd like to get yourself in the draw for a Maori language Bible, enter below. Life FM - kia ora ai!


Win A Trip To Hang Out With Lauren Daigle!

We checked and .. you can enter if you live in NZ! How cool that it's not restricted to fans from the US! As a fundraiser for her charity, The Price Fund, Lauren Daigle is giving away the ultimate Louisiana experience. From the website: "It'll all start when you join Lauren and her band at a good old fashioned gumbo party catered by her favorite chef... her dad! You'll eat delicious food, snap great photos and get to know the woman behind the rich voice and beautiful heart. But that's not where your time together ends. Lauren will hook you up with awesome seats to her show, access to a VIP soundcheck for a Q&A session with her and will even send you home with a signed poster. Flights and hotel included." 


Music Video: Paper Cranes - Alive

This has to be our new favourite music video! Paper Cranes latest video for 'Alive' is set deep in a dreamlike forest, and the band say it "shows that sometimes unexpected journeys deliver unlikely discoveries. The ethereal beauty of the setting belies some touches of dystopia, while giving a glimpse into something hopeful and otherworldly.

Alive is about breaking out of negative patterns, and responding to the positive around you – even in hard situations."



Justin Bieber Shares About Leading Worship

After fellow attendees of his Church posted clips of the service, Justin Bieber has now posted about the experience on his Instagram. We love seeing him being open about how Jesus can use you in your vulnerabilities and insecurities! He shares:"Sang at church last night. God is pulling me through a hard season. Having trust in Jesus at your worst times is the absolute hardest. But he is faithful to complete what he started. I also want to thank my wife for being such a huge support in my life through this season.. it says in the bible count it ALL JOY when you face trials of various kinds. Sounds insane considering when u face trials u feel terrible. But if we are grateful and worship god for what we do have in that season there is so much power in that... whatever pain you are going through just keep telling yourself THIS WONT LAST! Love you guys we in this together."


for King & Country and ... Dolly Parton?


We never saw this coming, but we love it! for King & Country have announced a remix of their hit God Only Knows, featuring Dolly Parton. In a USA Today/Tennessean exclusive interview, Joel Smallbone says: "Hearing Dolly sing that chorus and those words was an out of body experience for us as writers and artists. As soon as we heard her vocals on the track, we immediately realized that this song was meant for her voice."

Dolly reflects, "When I first heard 'God Only Knows' I thought it was one of the best songs I'd ever heard. I came from a very spiritual background, and I love anything to do with inspirational songs that lift people up. I feel that this is a good song for right now, and it's so well written. I know that it touched me at a time when I needed to be lifted up."

But wait, there's more: Dolly is featured in a powerful new music video for "God Only Knows," as she and the Smallbone brothers struggle to find themselves before resigning to faith and belief. The full-length video was shot in Nashville, produced by Patrick Tohill and directed by Benjamin Smallbone. How exciting is that?! You can watch it below:

If you want to read more about the collab, Luke and Joel Smallbone discuss the details of how the collaboration came to be in their USA Today/Tennessean exclusive. You can watch that video here

NEWS SOURCE: pfa Entertainment
August 29, 2019

Cover photo courtesy of for King & Country 


Watch: Lauren Daigle Ministers at a Prison

Earlier this year Lauren Daigle posted about visiting the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Earlier today she posted about how she ministered to the inmates, telling them how much God loved them and how much He had planned for them. The video is pretty powerful viewing! Check it out below: 


Leanna in India with World Vision

For girls in the developing world, gender equality isn't just about glass ceilings. It's about basic rights. Around the world, millions of girls are forced into harsh realities. Leanna has been meeting some of these girls and hearing their stories in India - and we're excited about hearing more once she returns to the airwaves! Here at Life FM we'd love you to stand with us and empower more girls to live their dreams, not live in fear. Become one of 1,000 Kiwis sponsoring a girl in the developing world over the next few weeks!

You can keep up to date with Leanna's travels below - and watch the highlight 'India Diaries' on our Instagram page!


Leanna and Josh Talk To The Lads

You might remember their quirky hits from the 90s and early 2000s - these days the Lads are creating some of the best children's worship music in the world, and they're back in Aotearoa! Leanna and Josh talk to them about what they're doing now they're back, and the Life FM audience vote for their favourite Lads song to play on the station. 

They'll also be on Shine TV tonight 7:40 PM and 8:30 PM for Shineathon if you want to tune in - Freeview Channel 25 or Sky 201! 

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