By Sharon Mager
LEWES, Del.—Seaside Baptist Church will welcome special recording artist Christopher Duffley at their 10 am worship service on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.
Christopher is indeed special. He was born at 26 weeks old weighing only one pound 12 ounces, with cocaine in his system and in critical condition. He faced a variety of medical problems that required a seven-month hospital stay before being placed in foster care. Christopher’s uncle and aunt, Stephen and Christine Duffley, who had been praying feverishly for Christopher, felt led to bring them into their home and to adopt their little nephew.
The child is now a teen, 13-years-old, totally blind and autistic. But he reads the Bible, he jokes, laughs and he praises Jesus. He also has perfect pitch. Christopher, who showed his talents as a young child ministers through music.
He has recorded a CD and has become a sought-after performer. The young teen has sung the National Anthem at Fenway Park and he’s ministered through music at Soulfest Music Festival and at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Texas. He has sung with well known Christian artists including Matt Maher. Christopher will be presenting special music at the national March for Life youth rally on Jan. 21 in Washington DC
Christine Duffley is proud of her nephew, and she praises God for His amazing touch on Christopher.
”When he sings ‘Open the Eyes of Our Heart,’ he teaches us to not see everything with our eyes, but to see things the way God sees things, through our heart,” she said in an online video where she shares her nephew’s story.