You Are Near
Born in Malang, Indonesia, Kiemi moved to Rochester, New York when she was eight years old. At 18, she moved to California to pursue a degree in fashion design. One year later, those plans changed when she met Jesus, her first love. Thereafter, she became a music director and to date has led thousands to worship her Prince and Life. As a songwriter, she writes about her personal friendship with the King, along with truths that have set her free. For instance, when she realized that her best Friend was closer to her than anyone could ever be because God lives within, she wrote "You Are Near". The morning after the Deliverer set her free from a seven-month long trial, "You Are the One I adore" was penned, and "Mender of Broken Hearts" was inspired by a vision she saw of the Great Physician healing her broken heart. One month after the "You Are Near" album was completed, she did a series of concerts in Indonesia that fundamentally changed her worldview. Not only did the Faithful and True answer 11 of her lifelong prayers in that trip, but what she experienced there completely transformed and opened her eyes to the truth that, "... The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." - Matt. 9:37. Burdened with that reality, Kiemi has since committed herself to revealing the Bridegroom's endless love that heals and liberates! WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING . . . "WOW! The thing that moved me the most is your voice, your music, and above all your MESSAGE. I listened to 'Mender of Broken Hearts' five consecutive times. I kept hitting the replay button over and over again. By the second run, I was in tears. God's spirit ministered to me in ways that I haven't experienced in months. This song literally pierced through my darkness and caused my burden to be lifted. My yolk was light again! Kiemi, the only thing I can say is THANK YOU, and THANK GOD for NEVER giving up. You didn't bury your talent you multiplied it. And because you didn't quit, the rest of us have been blessed! God is good!" ~ A.D. "About your CD, I feel like I am going to cry ... I can hear your cries, suffering, your joy, laughter, devotion to the Lord and passion for the captive. The power of God is in it and I can feel the Holy Spirit throughout the whole CD. Yes, Satan trembles at God's complete victory, which goes deep into the darkness, proclaiming freedom by the power of Jesus. I believe that these songs were written out of your sufferings and victories. He has delivered you from so many valleys. I pray that God will play this CD in many places to set the captives free!" ~ N.K. "Beautiful voice! Ride the waves of love and success!!!" ~ Steven "Incredible music! Thank you so much for sharing your gift! God Bless!" ~ T.D. "... Great to hear your beautiful voice filling my house with songs of comfort ... " ~ Gina "Kiemi, a beautiful woman, fully dedicated to God and His purposes, caring, reaching out, doing the Hard things in the name of Jesus, not a pretender, REAL, passionate, moving outside the comfort zone, great singer, songwriter and musician, soulful, sad, one who has not seen herself as God sees her, limited only by herself and NOW ... SET FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" ~ C.D. "Heart-felt melodies along with a heavenly voice all as an offering to our great God. Beautiful music Kiemi." ~ Wira "Your music is beautiful and very glorifying to our Lord ... " ~ Tanya "Your music is truly beautiful." Aisha "... Your music is very beautiful. Keep singing sis. God bless you in all you do." ~ Sandra "... I saw you yesterday and I thought your music was really amazing ... keep it going ... don't let anything stop you ... !" ~ Geneva.