Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Recording Artist Dorothy Kersh: Living By Faith
by Cyrus Webb
Many around the world came to know Belzoni, MS native Dorothy Kersh when she auditioned for the BET singing competition Sunday's Best in 2010, however, her love for music began when she was just a little girl.
"I've always loved to sing," she told me, "but it wasn't until she joined the Humphreys County High School Choir that she realized that she had a real gift. Dorothy grew up with music in the home. Her mother was also a singer, and this provided an example for Dorothy that stayed with her into her adult years.
After overcoming challenges that threatened to destroy her, Dorothy Kersh emerged a strong person of faith and would use her experiences to minister God's Word to people she met.
In 2007 her faith became tested when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. "For a moment I thought my life was over," Dorothy says, "but later I realized that God was not finished with me yet." The lesson she learned? "God allows things to happen to us. He said in his word that we are going to have trials and tribulations, but He's made a way for us to escape." Today she is cancer free.
By 2010 Dorothy was ready to use the gift of song that God had given her to reach even more people with His message. She began working on her album, and earlier this year she shared the single "Jesus Is My King" with my listeners on Conversations LIVE.
For those who are going through their own difficulties and struggles, Dorothy offers this advice: "Have faith in the Lord, because he will never leave us or forsake us. God's words are true. He can't lie."
Look for updates on her album and other events at her website http://www.dorothyjkersh.yolasite.com/ and on Facebook. You can also purchase her album on I-Tunes, CD Baby and Amazon at this link: http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Pour-Out-Your-Spirit/dp/B006DRS1K0/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336862475&sr=301-1