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Thursday 1st September 2011

21:03's Evin Martin battles with loss of parents to write song

THE THIRD album by R&B gospel trio 21:03, 'Evolved.Boys To Men', is released in the UK through Joining The Dots this month. The first single from the project was written by the group's Evin Martin after losing both of his parents in a very short span of time. Almost two years ago, his mother died of multiple sclerosis complications at the age of 48. Then, his 50 year old father died. Said Martin, "I was depressed and went through a period of having panic attacks - waking up out of my sleep because I didn't know whether I was going to be next to die."

The support of his fellow group members and production team PAJAM helped Evin through the rough period, and a sermon at Straight Gate Church in Detroit inspired "Still Here." Said Martin, "Bishop Andrew Merritt was preaching about The Blood, and said the same power that conquered the grave lives on the inside of me, so I don't have to fear death because the blood already covers that. I'm still here because the blood still has its power." CR

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Posted by Joyce ann lewis Desh in Redford Mi @ 16:35 on Jun 11 2015

Evin I find myself VT hiking about those days, how man you & your sister so strong, you didn't no it then, But God was carrying you.He was also carry me, I just step in in did what had to be done, you were so young,your sister was and collage , I would make sure she knew what state you would be and, up and out of the bed when Edmin.get home,up and dress, make up,looking pretty,I would play your DVD for her,the song you were singing by Skokie Norfolk , I need you no, Evin your spiritual roots is a genration,long your grand mother,Mrs lodia,Taylor , she taught me,everything through prayer, She even pray over water, because she could only have a small amount , I gave her a cup,she saif, Lord when you made this water,you knew you made something good, she had even lost her eyesight , but you never knew she was Blain , what a strong woman of God, I love her so much, so I had to love her daughter , through it all,God bless you,and stay grounded in the Lord

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