God in his own wisdom has blessed each and every one with something that makes them different from others. This mostly appears in the form of talents.
However, it has also been explained that talents are God’s gift to us. How we use the talent is our gift back to God. If this principle were applied to how so many people are utilising their God-given talents today, the gift back to God would rather be a gift to themselves.
The case of promising Gospel Artist, Sarah Acheampong is a perfect example of the few individuals who are positively using their talents to affect lives in the effort to invest in society and fulfillment of their gift back to God.
Sarah discovered her talent in music at a very tender age. She did not only uncover a soothing voice that could arrest every ear. She as well discovered a strange drive towards the habit of grabbing the microphone and getting her audiences refreshed with songs that could speak to the soul.
As a Christian and an ardent member of the Church of Pentecost, she easily booked her space within the Gospel fraternity. She went through the test by participating in several musical activities within her church in the effort to mature her talent. The same quality was seen of her in her passage at the Accra Girls Vocational Instutute where she assisted most of her colleagues to uncover their talents in music.
Today, Sarah’s ministration has not been blessing to only her church but society at large. As someone who is critical about using Gospel Music as an instrument to win souls for Christ, composing songs that speaks to salvation has become her mantra.
It appears her zeal to drive multitudes to Christ has won her a gift that is rare among other gospel artists. She is blessed with the gift of worship. On many occasions where she led a gathering to exalt the Lord with songs of worship, miracles and testimonies are recorded.
She is remarkably becoming the most sought-for voice on radio as far as live worship is concerned. She is redefining live worship per the direct impact her time on radio is having on the spiritual, social, and economic affairs of her listeners. The little time granted her on Atinka FM on Friday Mornings is yielding impactful results than expected.
“Worship is my gift and I am glad God is using that as a tool to touch lives. When people call me to testify how my time on radio is blessing their lives, I get fulfilled that God is using me to work on His children. I had a call from a policeman recently who testified that my program saved him from committing suicide. The testimonies gets me humbled and I believe God will continue to use me to do greater works,” she says.
In the effort to reach out to wider audiences, Sarah says “preparations are underway and very soon, we will initiate a thirty minutes live worship on Facebook which will run on the daily basis. I believe that will offer opportunity to many others to equally tap into the anointing.”
In this era where doing music has become a means of survival and sustenance for many others, Sarah reveals her charitable side which testifies her genuine passion for what she does.
The mother of two who is also caterer by profession says “I do not charge for shows because I believe the focus should be on getting non-believers hear about Christ. Doing music sucks a lot of money. But if we allow that to be a major concern, the purpose of our gift would be shifted.”
According to her, although event organisers and several individuals have taken an undue advantage of her modesty and readiness to serve, she remains unperturbed and rather, out of humility, says “I trust God will open doors in His appointed time.”
Regardless the hard times, she has one album to her credit. Her album titled “Wabre Me Ho” was released three years ago. The album which is a blend of English and local orientation, is composed of powerful songs of inspiration like “Dakorobi”, “Efata wo”, “The same”, and “Nyame Mu Deo”.
Her second album is under construction and would be released in due time.
Sarah writes her own songs. She reveals that most of her compilations are informed by her past experiences. That, she believes, makes her songs a source of comfort to many others who may encounter similar experiences.
Putting together her experience in the gospel industry so far, she says her greatest worry is the absence of adequate support for gospel artists to get them empowered to reach out to wider audiences. She believes if support is rendered to striving artists like herself, the gospel industry would reclaim its prestige.
As an artist whose purpose for singing is not hedged on self-gratification, her dream is to get her music travel beyond the borders of Ghana to enable her generate enough returns in realisation of her pledge to fully render assistance to the needy and vulnerable in society.