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FOUND IN TRANSLATION

Our calling is to take the Gospel in musical form to countries without recorded Christian music so they can hear the transforming message of Jesus and worship in their native tongue.

 

"IF IT'S NOT CRAZY, IT'S NOT GOD." - RIVENSON DIGE

THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID IT THIS WAY..."IF IT SEEMS WE ARE CRAZY, IT IS TO BRING GLORY TO GOD."
(2 CORINTHIANS 5:13 NLT)

This was the phrase that started it all and summarized what was stirring in our our hearts. What sounded like a crazy idea turned out to be God’s plan all along as He has opened door after door after door in front of us to go to Haiti and record worship songs in Creole, and then legally duplicate and distribute these songs for free. Out of this Matchlight Records was formed.

Matchlight Records is a ministry that focuses on translating and recording worship music in native languages. Then we give it away in those countries in mass quantities as a way to spread the Gospel. We partner award-winning industry production experts with local worship leaders and musicians in countries across the globe to create, record, and distribute worship music where currently none exists. Along with this we facilitate concert events, production training, media resources, and recording equipment technology. We seek to find creative ways to reach the nations through music in a way that fits their culture and eliminates any barriers to finding life and freedom in Jesus.

So why are we doing this? To do our part to help the nations know Jesus. This is not about some fancy record label or being cool. In fact, it's very much the opposite. This may be the only record label whose goal is to lose money because we’re going to give all of the music away in third world countries for free. And this is why your support is critical. Everyone that has experienced the Holy Spirit move in their hearts through a song understands how God uses music to meet us right where we are with exactly what we need. We are trusting and expectant He will move through these same songs to spark revival in the hearts of millions across the globe as they are invited to meet Jesus and worship Him in their own native tongue. Our prayer is that they are "Found in Translation."

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THE POWER OF TRANSLATION

Babel is the root of why Bible translation is needed. God didn’t confuse languages so that people wouldn’t find Him, or so that they couldn’t understand His Word. He did it to save them from rebellion. Occasionally I’m asked why we don’t just teach everyone in the world English, instead of translating scripture into thousands of different languages. The reality is that people all around the world are calling out to God in their own language. They long for an answer in the language of their prayers. They need God to speak in the language of their sin. Language is very personal. It is our first social network. We think, plan, dream, remember, nuance, and connect to our family and friends with it. These things become awkward when you try to do them in another language.
— Bruce Smith, Wycliffe Associates President and CEO

OUR MISSION

We are like a match in the dark.

Jesus did not come to make us safe, He came to make us dangerous to the kingdom of darkness. We go into the world to bring light to the darkness through worship music. We want to see people illuminate with the light of Christ.

It's not about us.

This is for the Lord's renown. We are simply doing our part to serve and help the nations know Jesus. It's all for His glory. Everything we do is infused with eternal importance; therefore, every detail deserves enthusiasm, passion, and excellence.

We're all in.

This is not our dream, it's God's. We trust God to do what only He can do and we rely on His inspiration, creativity, and provision to do our part.

We aim to go where no man has gone before.

This is uncharted territory but we are not afraid. We believe our lives were made for more and we are trusting God for the impossible. The stakes are high and time is short, so we won't back down.

We tremble before God's Word.

It's alive.

We bow before the battle.

We are weak. He is strong.

Worship is universal.

Everyone that has experienced the Holy Spirit move in their hearts through a song understands how God uses music to meet us right where we are with exactly what we need. Music is our common language.

We're better together.

We're all about unity. We understand we can make a much bigger impact by coming together with various ministries and organizations.

We love the local church.

This is all for the saving of many lives. Our prayer is that as a result of our music and its ministry, the local church is built up and new churches are planted.

We believe the greatest leadership is service to others.

We pour our lives into this ministry to serve and make an impact for the Kingdom. Ministry is not a job, it's a lifestyle. We respect and honor those who lead us, those we serve, and those we serve alongside.

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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
— Matthew 28:19-20