Singer-songwriter Mark Wagner is back with the new single "Worth Holding Onto," which he describes as a timely anthem of hope inspired by students in his Young Life collegiate ministry. The song features guest vocals by Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter Brandon Heath who came to know Christ as a Young Life participant.
Paying tribute to Young Life's nearly 80-year ministry, "Worth Holding Onto" is a soulful pop ode co-penned by Wagner, Mark Trussell, and Heath and is dedicated to the staff and volunteers who selflessly mentor students in Young Life chapters around the world.
The song also holds a deep personal meaning for Wagner, as well as the members of his Pacific Northwest Young Life collegiate group featured in the song's music video. Produced by Bennett Barbosa, the video depicts the real-life journey of two of Wagner's students and concludes with an invitation to help sponsor Young Life camp attendees this summer.
"My wife Kalle and I have been involved with college ministry for several years and have recently been walking with some students who are struggling with depression," Wagner explains. "Praying about how I could encourage them, I kept hearing the Lord say: 'I love them, and that's enough.' We have a God who loves us, and even though we don't always feel his presence in our lives, it doesn't mean God isn't there with us in the midst of the darkness. His love, and his promise to never leave or forsake us is the only hope worth holding onto."
"I'm honored to have Brandon join me on this track," Wagner adds. "We've been friends for many years and both have deep ties to Young Life. Brandon has a genuine passion for sharing the truth of Jesus with the world, and I'm thrilled he wanted to play such a significant role in the song."
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Click below to watch the official music video for "Worth Holding Onto (ft. Brandon Heath)," or click here to watch on YouTube: