(our latest steps): A HLF Backstage Pass!
October 22, 2015
Maybe you’ve been to a His Little Feet concert. You’ve heard the children as they come dancing into the sanctuary. You’ve seen them introduce themselves and their countries. You’ve watched in awe as each child worships with choreography and song. You’ve watched short films that have encouraged you to (be in on it).
You’ve heard the plight of the orphan and maybe even felt the call to speak up for children in need around the world.
But have you ever wondered what goes into putting on a His Little Feet Concert? Well here is your backstage pass!!!
Learning the Choreography
Long before the children arrive to the United States, they have been rehearsing and preparing for the concert. Auntie Christa works hard each tour to create worshipful choreography for all of our new songs. Once the choir arrives to the United States, the entire team of children from around the world merges together to work on and learn all the movements and stage positions.
But what’s more important, Auntie Christa teaches the children to love and appreciate one another for what each of them bring to the choir, as well as why they sing praises to God, and the meaning behind each of the lyrics.
Whether the children sing in front of a large audience or an empty auditorium, our focus is always singing praises to our God.
Recording the Music
Over the years, His Little Feet has been blessed to have worked with amazing musicians, songwriters, and producers to record five amazing albums. Our time in Tennessee is always full of lots of hard work, meaningful times of worship,
laughs, and special memories!
Every album makes a priority to showcase each child’s home country and language. Even the instrumental aspects of our music reflects the uniqueness of each culture!
It’s not a His Little Feet album without a fun duet!
“Two are better than one…”
Costumes, Set Up and Sound Check
Time to get ready! Everyone on the HLF team works hard to get ready for the concert. The children get in their cultural costumes brought from their home countries.
The stage is set!
The instruments are placed in the proper places.
The product and (be in on it) tables are set up…
… and sometimes even the kids help!
And once the sound system is set up, the children have a quick sound check!
“Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven.”
Preparing Our Hearts
Just minutes before the children take the stage, the team has a time of preparation and devotion to focus their minds and hearts on the Lord. After performing many concerts each tour, it’s important to remember why we do it – to celebrate the uniqueness of God’s creation and bring glory to Him!
We pray that each song would be made like new, and that the God would use His Little Feet for His purposes and kingdom.
“Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
Time for worship!
With focused minds and hearts, the children give all that they have to Jesus.
“Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.”
“We cry out oh Lord for the children in need!”
“I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”
Praying Hearts Are Moved
At every venue, His Little Feet prays that God would move in the hearts of those who are there. We pray that our concert will create not a entertaining program, but an environment of worship. We pray that those sitting in the audience would feel led to worship along side of the choir. We pray that the Gospel would be displayed throughout the concert, and that Jesus would be introduced to anyone who does not yet know him personally.
We also pray that vulnerable children around the world would be advocated for. The Bible calls us to stand up for the weak and needy.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.”
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows in their distress
and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
“There’s nothing my God cannot do!”
Our God by Chris Tomlin
Have you been moved by a powerful His Little Feet concert and feel called to act? Visit here for more information on how to (be in on it)! We’d also love to hear about your concert experience – feel free to e-mail us your HLF testimony at [email protected]!