First Christian Praise Recording in the Towa Language from the Jemez Pueblo

On September 28, 2013 Karen is helping facilitate a recording of six women that make up the Wahamini Singers from the Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico. This is the first time there has ever been a Christian worship recording released in the Towa language. Most of the songs were composed by the women in the traditional Jemez style of unison singing accompanied by a single hand drum. Marianne Millar, YWAM’s professional artist, will be designing a cover for the project. The women and other Jemez Pueblo Christians hope to be able to share their worship songs with many of their friends and family on the pueblo.

Song’s from ‘Singing My Heart Out’ – Charting in Europe

Karen receives 2009 Radio Mic Award from George Hamilton IV

Karen has been associated with Paul Davis in England since he helped book her tours there in the 80s. Paul now heads up the organization New Christian Music. This organization has many facets, all of which help to encourage Christian musicians and promote their music.

Once a month NCM mails a promo CD with 20 songs on it to about 400 radio stations around the world.Karen has had four songs from her new worship CD Singing My Heart Out over the past two years. The list includes Singing My Heart Out, Seek Ye First, God’s in This Place and How Wonderful Your Name. The stations that receive these promo CDs can send a comment sheet back to NCM letting them know which songs they are going to give air play to and how they rate them.

Karen performs with others at the NCM Awards Weekend

From these feedback forms, NCM then determines which artist should receive a ‘Radio Mic Award’. Karen has been given a Radio Mic Award for three years in a row for ‘American Female Worship Artist’. All of the songs have rated high on the NCM charts. Karen was able to attend the NCM Awards Weekend at Leighton Buzzard, England to receive her award in March 2009.


NCM Euro Chart W/E 9 Oct 2009 (Top 10)
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1.Gaither Vocal Band – I’m Loving Life
2.Beverly Trotman – Voice Of Hope
3.Karen Lafferty – How Wonderful Your Name (writer – Valdis Indrisonooks from Latvia)
4.Nicole C Mullen – Talk About It
5.Chynna & Vaughan – One Reason
6.Michael Harcus – Unchanging God
7.Leeland (& Brandon Heath) – Follow You
8.Janece – When God Dips His Love In My Heart
9.Terry Warren– When I Look To You
10.Sam Opeche – The Journey

Worship album featuring “Seek Ye First”

Karen’s most recent studio album Singing My Heart Out is available at the store on this site. It features my “signature song” Seek Ye First and two other worship songs pinned by Karen. The rest are songs of musician friends from India, Latvia and some former MFM staff who are now living back in the US. Karen comments on the CD “It was a blessing recording all these songs of fellow missionaries. I pray you all enjoy them too.”

Listen to some of the new songs on this album