"We love your worship music! Why don't you have anything on YouTube?"
"We've been wanting to listen to you at home. Why can't we find you guys anywhere on the internet." "Bonnie, could you record this Sunday's worship? We want to listen to some worship music at home, but we want to listen to music that WE know in Croatian!"
These are just a few of the comments and questions that have come our way over the past seven to eight years. Our music and worship band have developed quite a bit over the years (since our last album came out in 2009) and we truly wish that we had more to share with people, however, recording can be an expensive endeavor.
Since around 2005 our worship band, Bez Kompromisa, has been known for writing and and arranging a large portion of its own music. Because Croatia is lacking in this area and most of the worship music in the Croatian language has been translated from English into Croatian, a large part of the vision of our band is to offer original Croatian music to the believers of Croatia. We want to encourage our fellow brothers and sisters in this way because we believe that God has this form of creativity for his people everywhere! However, with the number of born again believers in Croatia being just a couple of thousand, in all honesty, there isn't much of a market for Praise and Worship music (or any Christian music for that matter). This makes the financial side of this project difficult.
We were able to gather together a small amount of funds this past spring and begin a project that we believe God will bring to full fruition. We were able to record two songs (both of them originally written in Croatian but translated by Bonnie into English and then recorded in both languages) and we'd like to share one of those songs with you today and additionally share the specifics of the next step in realizing this project.
The cost of recording in the studio here is $530 per song (and the studio producer has generously agreed to record our songs in both English and Croatian for the same price). We are hoping to be able to record three songs next time we go into the studio which means we are trying to raise at least $1,600 for our next step.
We pray this song truly blesses and encourages you all! Please, feel free to show this to your congregations and/ or share on your social networks.