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Praising the Lord

SELMA — Musical talent may not need many years to develop.

Four-year-old Rocciah Jackson is already a singer and songwriter, and along with her two sisters, will soon be a recording artist. The singing sisters, named Soul Troopers, will release their first CD in the beginning of January 2010.

“It’s nice to see children doing something good,” said Minister Chris Minter, representative for the Soul Troopers and one of the ministers of New Life Mission House of Deliveries church.

“Really, we want to record CDs so we can show kids they can worship God and not worship those bad songs,” said Derrica Watkins, the eldest daughter. Derrica started writing songs and playing the piano four years ago, at the age of 10. Soon after, her sister Jazmine Asbell, now 12, joined with her to help create better tunes to go along with the lyrics.

The CD will have five to 10 songs, ranging from relaxed to upbeat, all related to scriptures.

The CD is yet to be titled because the girls are still in the process of recording. It will be sold in all music stores and Wal-Mart by January.

Profits will be given to their church, parents, grandmother, and donated to charities. Soul Troopers celebrate their first anniversary with a program on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. For more information, contact Pastor Judy Jackson at 874-4852 or Minister Christ Minter 505-8326.