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Jekayln Carr on the Winning Side

Jekalyn Carr is the definition of Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” She has come a long way from the preteen who released an EP in 2010 and her debut album in 2013 with the chart topping single “Greater Is Coming.”This dynamic young woman of God has just released her fourth album titled One Nation Under God. Not only has she released a new music project, but she also released a book, “You Will Win.”

Her ministry has been able to reach those young and old, rich or poor and black or white. The inspiration behind her album title was for the children of God to celebrate being one nation under God whether they are American, Australian, Chinese or African. The blood of Jesus is what connects us as one nation under God and she believes unity is what is needed. When asked if she has a favorite song on the album she responded stating that she enjoys the entire project but her favorite song is “Stay With Me.” She doesn’t just want God on her journey to win, but she needs him in her life because she needs his grace, protection and love. Who doesn’t want those things?! Take some time to listen to the single, Jekalyn shares a testimony of inspiration for writing the song just before singing it.

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You may ask yourself, what can a young woman on the brink of turning 21 say to you about winning that she could write a book about it. Jekalyn has sacrificed, remained steadfast and has had seasons arise in her life where she has learned to hold on to God. When asked if she was given the chance to choose to make sacrifices over again or not Jekalyn responded stating, “God had my life planned out and I thought why not. I believe there is a reason why God allowed for me to be able to start that young and I see the results today.”

She is sharing those testimonies through her book. It took her close to four years to write it and complete the publishing process but the process was worth it. She wants people to understand who God created them to be. The heavenly bloodline brings victory in every area from finances, health and more. She shares testimonies of her own and testimonies of others such as Kathy Hughes and Oprah Winfrey.

Jekalyn shared that there are so many successful and victorious people in the world that people think they know everything about but reality is most people don’t know what those successful individuals had to go through to get to the success.  “Everyone has a story,” said Jekalyn. In this book she shares those stories as lessons towards victory/success.

When asked if there was a particular section of the book she wants readers to pay attention to more than others she responded that the entire book is great, but favorite chapters in the book are “Patience to Win” and “Structures to Win.” In these chapters she shares that when you are working on what God has given you to do he will sometimes allow for low or slow moments to occur in your life so he can pour into you the things that you need to develop before he gets you to the winning season in your life. You must have patience enough to wait on God. While it sounds like a cliche` it’s a very difficult task for so many people to wait. Jekalyn shows you how to think to win and focus on God to receive your victory.

Testimonies from fans have already begun to show up in her communication outlets. Fans who are young, middle-aged and elderly have been telling her how the book and album has encouraged them.

Jekalyn is hosting her first You Will Win conference from June 21st through the 22nd in Southhaven, Mississippi. Registration is open now at www.youwillwin.org and there are nightly services open to the public. Mark your calendars. There will be amazing speakers the entire event. A challenge is underway now if you want to be apart more information is on the website.

New Duo One Reason

Name a male gospel duo that has hit the scene since Dawkins and Dawkins. I’ll wait. (insert crickets) That’s right, you probably can’t name any. Well, now you can add One Reason to your list.

 

Lamarr Lyons and DJon Johnson have had a whirlwind of a year in 2017 and they aren’t letting go of that momentum. Together they have close to 20 years experience in the gospel music industry. Lamarr began singing background at the age of seven from choirs to gospel and country artists as well as arranging music. DJon connected to the music industry at the age of 16. He gained experience doing background vocals and assisting with production.

 

Lamarr and DJon began working together in 2016 singing background as well as writing, arranging and producing. Earlier this year they found themselves working on a song for an artist and God began to deal with them both about embarking on a new journey and recording the song themselves. How many of you know when God gives a call, you should be obedient and answer with yes?! Lamarr and DJon gave God a yes! They purposed to keep it real with their lyrics, break boundaries with their sound and produce music that will change your life as well as please the ear. They agreed to record the song, and just this past summer they released their debut single, “You Are.” This song has not only played in the United States, but has streamed internationally in countries such as the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

 

It has not been a fairytale full of rainbows and sunshine. They definitely went back and forth on going forward with moving together as One Reason versus continuing alone on the paths they were already on. Eventually they did make the choice to work together. The connection between the two of them and the balance that each one brings to the other from a creativity to personality is what makes everything come together so well. Have they had challenges? Yes. Has it been easy? No. Do they work through those moments? Of course! They both learned something from this new endeavor. DJon’s advice to others, “Don’t ever second guess what God is trying to tell you to do.” He believes that God doesn’t intend for you to be defeated. God’s direction is a set up for something greater. “What you think you aren’t qualified for, is what God can give you the tools to accomplish,” said Lamarr.

 

They haven’t dropped the ball. They have been very busy. Check out their crazy and comedic moments on their YouTube show OneReasonTV. They share from their adventures in L.A., performance appearances and more. Keep an ear our for their mixtape, “Loyalty”, set to release just before the holiday.