As the worship ministry, every year we have new and bigger goals to conquer that take us to higher levels musically and spiritually. As of last year, God has been transforming our projects and giving them a different touch of that which we had in mind. But honestly, we’ve enjoyed this because we know that God always has a better idea and His plans are much higher than ours!

 

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G12 WORSHIP

In the beginning of 2017, God stirred my heart to create a worship group that would reflect what He is doing in G12. God gave me this Word, “and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). Based on this rhema, God allowed me to understand that the United States is in need of a revival from the inside out, from the depths of her heart. Worship has the power to accomplish this. Since January, we’ve met with different worship leaders from California and Miami to pray and write songs. We got together three times throughout the year, and saw how every time, the songs came more easily. With this Word in mind, we asked the Holy Spirit to be the One guiding the steps and lyrics so that the fire would ignite the hearts. This is how in August of 2017, we recorded 12 songs live in the G12 conference in Los Angeles. We can say that the glory of God was in that place and the people really connected through this worship. This new production will be released soon, so be on the lookout!

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GERAÇÃO 12

Lau, my sister, Sara’s husband, and I had talked about starting a worship team with the leaders in Brazil who were involved and committed with their calling in ministry. Our only desire was for this group to reflect the spirit of the Vision in this nation. That is how we started working on this dream, with the support of musicians in Colombia.

One of the first rhemas the Lord gave us is in Isaiah 55:8-9, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”. This Word brought a clear direction as to what this project would be.

In February of 2017. I traveled to Brazil for a month with my husband and daughters. While we were there, Pastor Laudijair Guerra’s church was hosting a youth camp. We took advantage of the opportunity and got together with Lau, Josh Howard and some other musicians from the church. That is where the song,  “Teus Caminhos” (Your Ways) came from.

After this, we started the process of forming the band; joining musicians from Colombia with vocalists from Brazil. We see that God is raising up a team of worshippers who love Him with all their heart.

We continued working on creative ideas and on the rest of the production, with a big goal in mind: to record in July of that year during Brazil’s annual conference.

We released the band’s first single, “Teus Caminhos” in October of 2017, followed by “A Nuvem da Tua Gloria” (The Cloud of Your Glory) in the month of November. We want to release the full album next February, with original songs from Generacion 12, and new songs, as well.

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GENERACIÓN 12

 

Something God has ministered to me regarding the Word in 2 Chronicles 14 is the power there is in humbling ourselves in His presence, to fall prostrate with that humble attitude and seek His face, understanding that we are nothing without Him. I have understood that the act of humbling ourselves before God is closely related to fasting. That is why in this time, we have had periods of fasting as a church and band, desiring to go back to our original state. In other words, go back to that first love and passion for God’s presence.

 

“Worship leads us to repentance in our own lives, as well as for our nation.”

 

Our prayer is that every song would result in genuine repentance, that the spirit of prayer and forgiveness of sins would be released in every person and nation. We pray that the outpouring of His Spirit and healing would fall on every life.

We know that when worship is genuine, it is heard by God and is able to reach the heavens. So, our prayer as a worship team is that heaven would truly come to earth and God’s kingdom would be established among us. We have seen something different in our most recent concerts, the Holy Spirit’s move has been very evident and tangible. That is what we desire as we write the songs, that it wouldn’t be just music, but that every person would have an experience with the presence of God.

Our desire is to record Generacion 12’s new album in the first trimester of this year and release it around July.

 

Lorena Castellanos

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