Jesus is Lord over Georgia

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We salute the wonderful children and families of Georgia, knowing that Jesus is Lord over that nation. Mighty Sound Kids is delighted to play a small part in that Georgia is one of the top ten countries viewing the Mighty Sound Kids videos on YouTube. In fact, the videos have been viewed for over 30,000 minutes in Georgia as of today.

Seeing all this activity caused us to look further into Christianity in Georgia. It appears that 82% of the population in Georgia practices Orthodox Christianity, primarily the Georgian Orthodox Church. Of these, around 2% follow the Russian Orthodox Church, around 5.9% (almost all of whom are ethnic Armenians) follow the Armenian Apostolic Church and 0.8% are Roman Catholics and are mainly found in the south of Georgia but with a small number in its capital, Tbilisi.

Nonetheless, Jesus is Lord over Georgia and God is in control. Pray for this country and its people that they may be blessed with the freedom that only Jesus can bring them. More Lord for Georgia! May His Love rule and reign.

400,000 Stones of Remembrance

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I will remember the deeds of the Lord;yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. 
I will consider all your worksand meditate on all your mighty deeds.”
 

Psalm 77:11-12 (NIV) 

 

The mission of Mighty Sound Kids is a ministry dedicated to getting resources into the hands of children, families, and ministries throughout the world—FREE of charge. YouTube has provided a way for us to reach beyond borders and that is very important to us. 

 

As of today, January 8, 2017: 

Mighty Sound Kids videos have been viewed over 400,000 times.  

 

We are thankful and grateful to God for our followers that help us in this outreach effort. The momentum continues and, looking back, we have doubled our viewership since October 29,2016 when achieved 200,000 YouTube views. 

 

While we have seen the number of viewers snowball, the best part of this testimony is WHERE the videos are being viewed. The leading country for views is NOT the United States…it is Vietnam. In Vietnam, the Christians still face huge persecution. Learn more here 

 

the top ten countries viewing mighty sound kids videos include vietnam, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Georgia, belarus, thailand, cambodia, Egypt, ukraine and Armenia. All praise and glory be to our Lord and King, Jesus. He is the Wonder of Wonderful. 

 

One year ago we released the first Mighty Sound Kids video on YouTube, Jump for Jesus. We continued releasing videos from the first Mighty Sound Kids album as we completed them over a few months. Slowly, but surely, they started to catch on, reaching 1,000 views in June of 2016. We decided it was time to release more songs and produced the album, God Loves You.  

The new album was released in November 2016 and we completed producing the last video, Sunshine and Rainbows on December 14, 2016. The new album contains 5 new tracks and 5 performance tracks so kids can sing in their own voice. We encourage them to record the songs and make their own videos. We will even post them on our website, if you send them to us. 

 

Year End Report on Mighty Sounds Kids

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Jerry Lenz reflects on the growth of Mighty Sound Kids

This is a ministry directed project and not a business endeavor. Sales of physical CDs and downloads are sparse to put it kindly and I am reminded daily that Kingdom building and marketing schemes most often run along different paths. The Lord has blessed me with the ability to grow my radio entertainment marketing and that extra income fuels my passion for Mighty Sound Kids to reach children and families all over the globe.

It is amazing to watch daily where this ministry is reaching—countries I’ve never even heard of. In fact, I had to look up the Northern Mariana Islands today. Each time I discover a new country I read about the people and culture and give thanks to God for this journey.

YouTube is the engine of discovery for the Mighty Sound Kids songs and several people each day will link from a MSK video to the MSK website which was launched in May of this year. Facebook was added about the same time and the MSK Facebook page has over 500 followers, most in Vietnam and the Philippines.

In the case of Facebook I can see the young mothers’ photos and their families. Further I am amazed at the number of Muslim mothers (they proclaim their faith on their Facebook page) that like and follow Mighty Sound Kids. For me, I see the Spirit of God moving on hearts and families and that is something you cannot quantify on a business report.

The five new songs have brought in new audiences too in some amazing places. Iraq is moving up fast at a time of persecution for Christians in that country. At the bottom of this article is a report from today of YouTube activity for all Mighty Sound Kids videos by location.

In summary, I am thankful to God for reawakening this music ministry in 2016. From a humble start as a Sunday school teacher 30 years ago, at The Church On The Way, I am reminded of my first project or vision for Christian children’s music. It was called Four Heavensakes & Friends (characters singing the songs). Well, today, it is the same heart behind Mighty Sound Kids. When I wrote out the original vision, the essence was, “Music and Ministry for a Multitude.” I am eternally grateful for each new family touched by the music and my prayer is that children receive Jesus as their Savior, are filled with the Holy Spirit and begin ministering the Love of God to others.

 

2016 Year End Report for Mighty Sound Kids YouTube Views
Total Minutes of viewing Total Views
570, 341 376,939
Country Views
**Displaying the top 50 Countries only
Vietnam 73,943
Philippines 24,707
Kazakhstan 17,637
Georgia 14,648
Belarus 14,165
Thailand 13,165
Cambodia 13,543
Egypt 10,643
Ukraine 8,850
Armenia 8,200
Moldova 7,335
Serbia 6,810
Mexico 7,648
Iraq 8,078
Venezuela 7,349
United States 7,887
Russia 6,425
Bosnia & Herzegovina 5,440
Mongolia 6,702
India 5,956
Algeria 5,627
Azerbaijan 4,651
Macedonia (FYROM) 4,158
Pakistan 5,303
Morocco 3,729
Nepal
5,732
Bangladesh 5,177
Bulgaria 4,768
Ecuador 4,570
Laos 4,431
Dominican Republic 4,050
Trinidad & Tobago 3,696
Albania 3,321
Kyrgyzstan 3,289
Unknown 3,264
Turkey
3,247
Peru 3,051
Palestine 2,899
Brazil 2,895
Tunisia 2,725
Jamaica 2,660
Colombia 2,556
Romania 2,511
Latvia 2,294
Argentina 2,010
Honduras 1,738
Montenegro 1,708
Lithuania 1,687
El Salvador 1,680
Sri Lanka 1,647

 

 

First Look for our Loyal Followers

We are thankful and grateful for our Facebook, Twitter and website followers and we want you to have the FIRST LOOK. We’ve completed the first video from the new album, God Loves You,  and want our loyal followers to be the first to see the video before the official release date, November 24, 2016. The song is HOLY TRINITY, and it makes a perfect introduction to teaching children about the Trinity. The song is also a prayer in that we incorporate elements of the Lord’s Prayer and personalize it, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done–in me, and through me.” We hope you enjoy the song and video and we welcome your comments.

A Milestone of Thanksgiving to God

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Mighty Sound Kids – June 9 2016

The Old Testament practice of using stones of remembrance can be found in Joshua 4. Today we tend to use the term milestone as a progress marker on a journey. The bottom line is that is good to remember and retell to our children about the good things that the Lord has done in our lives. Today is a milestone day for Mighty Sound Kids that we want to share with you. Let it encourage you to remember and retell what God has done for you.

 

I was awaiting the latest YouTube video stats today (6/9/16) because I was confident that we would hit the 1,000 views milestone for Might Sound Kids. It wasn’t a stretch of faith because yesterday we were at 992. Well, imagine how it felt to see today’s total: 1,304

 

Late in 2014 I sensed a stirring to relaunch my children’s music digitally. I owned my masters from releasing a CD in 1998-99. Sold quite a few CDs and then left it alone. It was never about “making money.” When you sense God working through you to write children’s music it is far more about the mission rather than making a living.

 

Anyway I secured an independent digital distribution agreement and the Mighty Sound Kids started popping up in all sorts of places like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and several other sources all over the globe. iHeartRadio even picked it up and created a Mighty Sound Kids station.

 

Last fall I realized that it would be a good idea to create videos so churches and parents would have a resource to use in teaching the songs. I finished the first one around Thanksgiving 2015 and finished all ten by March of 2016. It started slow, but I could see that people were sharing the videos. In late April, Might Sound Kids had 500 views and the thing is snowballing now.

 

We like “likes,” and we like counting our numbers. However, at the end of the day it is about a mission to bring children’s music to a multitude for free. Our hope is that the songs would not only plant seeds, but change lives by pointing families to God. May His Peace and His presence take this mission forward for His Glory.