Jon McConnell of the Christian band I AM THEY is in urgent need of prayers. McConnell, who sings lead on their hit "Scars," has been suffering from heart problems. He has been in and out of the hospital.
The band tweeted: "Please lift up Jon McConnell in prayer today. He has been experiencing heart problems and has been in and out of hospitals and doctors offices for days." Later, they updated: "He is in Houston with his family and waiting to hear the results of several tests that we hope will provide some answers. Thank you for your prayers of healing, strength and peace."
I AM THEY is made up of Abbie Parker (vocals/harmonium), Jon McConnell (vocals/guitar/keys), Matt Hein (vocals/guitar/mandolin), Justin Shinn (keys/banjo) and Sara Palmer (drums).
The inspiration for the band's name comes from John 17. "In that chapter," shares Sara Palmer. "Jesus is praying for his disciples and refers to them as 'they.' He's praying and saying things like, 'Sanctify them. Make them holy. They are not of the world because I am not of the world.' He's really interceding for his disciples. We are disciples of Christ and being disciples is just as important today as it was back then. We're still here for the same purpose on the same mission with the same calling, bringing people to the Lord and spreading the news of the Gospel to people. We really wanted to incorporate that into our mission as a band, saying that anybody who is a believer in Christ is a 'They.' They are a disciple as well so we can stand together in that and really bring people into the 'I AM THEY' family because we are all family in Christ."