Gospel through Elvis Presley’s devotional songs

Through the common passion for Elvis Presley’s music, many have also found love and encouragement through their common faith in Jesus Christ.

Malaysia
Jan 17 2014, 3:45 PM
Gospel through Elvis Presley’s devotional songs
Ht Long (left) and Tommy Ooi during the event.

More than 60 people came to the ‘Elvis ’79 The Ultimate Tribute Concert’ at the Botanic Resort Club in Klang, held by the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Malaysia headed by award-winning singer Ht Long.

Ht Long is also a preacher of the gospel through his songs and testimony-sharing for the past 23 years. Choosing Elvis’s music to spread the Gospel was appropriate as all of Grammy Awards Elvis won were for his Gospel songs and Gospel albums.

The afternoon started with Elvis fans singing on-stage before Elvis impersonators imbued the crowd with other Elvis’ classics such as Always On My Mind, Wooden Heart, Welcome To My World, I'll Remember You, Young And Beautiful and Sentimental Me, just to name a few.

Through the common passion for Elvis Presley’s music, many have also found love and encouragement through their common faith in Jesus Christ. The fans sang along and applauded during the performance.

Alex Wong who sang the Gospel songs by Elvis Presley— Crying in the Chapel, He Touched Me, How Great Thou Art, and If I Can Dream said, “How meaningless and burdensome it is to carry the load and what permanent joy it is to find Christ,” said Alex Wong. “God is a great God. He is the same person who helped me to be who I am today.”

“Music is originally created by God and it belongs to Him. Our whole body is an instrument; we can click our fingers and sing songs. That’s why we worship God in church. It pleases Him when we sing. When we go to Heaven, we will sing a lot of songs of praise. Humans love music. Karaoke is so popular because everybody wants to sings. That is where we can use to reach out to people, not only through Elvis’ songs but also other singers’ songs,” said Ht Long.

The afternoon ended with each Elvis fan shaking each other’s hands to bid farewell.

Source: Christianity Malaysia

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