Jamaican gospel artistes encourage Lady Saw "in the faith"
Welcome sister Marion!
The Christian community is happy to have former dancehall artiste, Lady Saw joining them.
Lady Saw whose real name is Marion Hall has had tongues wagging since Monday evening when she decided to get baptised after admitting that she is now a a "new servant of the Lord."
Though some persons are criticising her, she has full support from gospel artistes who like Hall, were once members of the dancehall fraternity.
"Persons gave me two weeks to backslide, but they didn't tell me which year. I'm still here. I will tell Marion to listen to God, not man because man look on the outward but God examines the heart," said gospel artiste, Lt. Stitchie.
Meanwhile, Papa San who now resides in Florida was in a more than jubilant mood when the STAR contacted him.
"Oh my God, I am rejoicing. I want her to know that we love her and we are just rejoicing," an excited Papa San said.
"We stand with her, we stand in prayer with her and we want people to recognise that God can change any person. He (God) didn't come to call the righteous, He came to call the sinner. What I would encourage Lady Saw to do and that's what I did - get herself embedded in bible studies. She has to get into the word of God and feed her Spirit-man. The music will always be there, God gifted her in that area so just get into the word of God," Papa San said.
Others recording artistes have sought to encourage Hall:
I would tell Lady Saw to try to know God for herself and not through anyone else. Spend time in fasting and prayer and the word as well. And don't be discouraged if she sees things in the church that she didn't expect. You know the saying that you have good cops and bad cops? It's the same in the church. So don't be discouraged by that.
My prayer is that God will position her in the right church and among the right people , people who will pray for her and lift her up and not condemn her. Many people expect the church to be perfect but I have been a Christian for many years and I can tell you that you that the church is not perfect. A lot of people go into church and then leave because they didn't expect to find some things there but the church isn't a perfect place. So I would tell Marion Hall to keep her eyes on Jesus.
I know the heavens are rejoicing that Lady saw has now started the race. She will have a lot of hurdles but it's a start. I want her to know that she is covered because once you enter this (Christian) race you are covered. Even if she is to look back she is still covered. Saw and I met when I just got saved and she had a strong desire to serve the Lord, she just didn't know how to come to Him but thank God that a seed was planted. I want her to know that this race will strip her and detox her of everything she thought she knew but at the end of the day she will learn to glorify God and not man.