Indonesian worship leader and songwriter Sidney Mohede has released a brand new worship single "This Truth Remains." The song is taken from Mohede's brand new EP It is Well. Written by Mohede, the song speaks of God's faithfulness in our troubled times; a song so appropriate for our times today.
Mohede (pronounced Mo-heed-ee) serves on staff at Jakarta Praise Community Church in Indonesia's capital city and is known for recording in English, Indonesian and Mandarin, ministering throughout Asia and beyond. With over 380,000 Twitter followers, a 300,000+ Facebook community and millions of YouTube views of his performances and work with JPCC and the ensemble Giving My Best, Mohede is an inspiration to worship leaders and worshippers alike.
About the song, Mohede writes: "Towards the end of our live recording at Yamaha Music Hall in August 2019, I was telling my long time friend Pongky that I have this unfinished song that I wanted him to listen. We ended up recording the song as I finished the 2nd & 3rd verses in about 30 minutes as Pongky was trying to finalize the chord voicings and interlude. This song is my reflection on God's faithfulness in the midst of our sorrows, that truly He is our Comforter and our help in times of troubles. I pray this song will give you strength as you face your seasons. He is our stillness in the storm... "
Born in Indonesia, Mohede immigrated to the U.S. as a child following his parents' divorce. At the age of 10, he found himself thrust into a completely different culture, struggling to adapt to his new life as an American kid growing up in southern California. After some rebellious years leading into high school, Mohede accepted Christ at the age of 17, changing his trajectory and launching onto a ministry path that would eventually lead him back to Indonesia.
Today, Mohede and his family reside in his birthplace of Jakarta, where he serves as the Network Pastor for JPCC, a 12,000-member congregation. He also makes time to travel, leading worship and serving as a guest speaker and teacher at conferences and events throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands, the U.K. and U.S.
Mohede has written over 200 songs and recorded numerous projects, including the English language album, The Rescue, which features a co-write and duet with longtime friend Darlene Zschech on the song "It Is Done." Fans of Israel Houghton may also recognize Mohede, who penned the song "Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher)" featured on Houghton's GRAMMY Award winning album Love God/Love People. Mohede has also led worship and taught at Houghton's annual "Deeper" worship conference.