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WATCH: Lauren Daigle Performs in Maximum Security Prison, Knocks Inmates Totally Breathless

With hit singles like “How Can It Be”, “Trust in You”, and “You Say”, contemporary Christian music artist Lauren Daigle has continued to top charts and win over souls for Christ.

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Daigle broke major records last month when her latest album “Look Up Child” debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, beating out huge names like Ariana Grande, Drake, and Nicki Minaj.

But claiming the best sales week for a Christian album in nearly nine years isn’t the only kingdom work the 27-year-old singer is doing these days.

In a Facebook post that Daigle posted on Saturday, she shared that she recently performed at a maximum security prison in Crest Hill, Illinois.

The two-time Grammy nominee describes the life-changing visit as “unexpected,” “more than she can articulate”, and “a day [her] eyes had never seen and will never be able to unsee.”

“We sang songs with inmates whose voices carried deeper in to our hearts than the echo of a microphone will ever release,” continued Daigle. “I saw hope in the face of the hopeless, joy in the wake of sorrow, wealth in the gap of depravity, and life in the midst of death. These people have stories, and they also have souls. I watched heaven befriend those who are often forgotten. With each day that passes, may I never take for granted what it is to walk around as a free man. I held a bottle of cold coffee upon pulling out of Statesville Correctional Prison. My hand had never remembered that bottle being so cold…”

Watch Lauren Daigle’s breathtaking performance in the video below:

a day more than I can articulate

Yesterday was one so unexpected. It was a day that was more than I can articulate. It was a day my eyes had never seen and will never be able to unsee. We sang songs with inmates whose voices carried deeper in to our hearts than the echo of a microphone will ever release. I saw hope in the face of the hopeless, joy in the wake of sorrow, wealth in the gap of depravity, and life in the midst of death. These people have stories, and they also have souls. I watched heaven befriend those who are often forgotten. With each day that passes, may I never take for granted what it is to walk around as a free man. I held a bottle of cold coffee upon pulling out of Statesville Correctional Prison. My hand had never remembered that bottle being so cold…

Posted by Lauren Daigle on Saturday, October 6, 2018

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