I think all people have moments in their lives when they ask, 'Why me?' This was my moment," Pam Thum stated, referring to her personal questioning about God, which ultimately resulted in a spiritual breakthrough and her third Benson project, Feel the Healing. Thum will perform in concert at the Pacific Union College Church at 8 p.m. on October 18, 1996.
Thum's debut on the contemporary Christian music scene has been likened to a "Cinderella story," as her 1993 album scored numerous hit songs, for which she received a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. Touring extensively nationwide and abroad, Thum soon saw her songs hit the pop charts in South Africa, where she was named Best International Female Artist by a popular music magazine. This success was followed by the release of her second album, Faithful, which received further acclaim.
However, success blurred Thum's vision of her ministry. "I was spinning so fast, trying to grasp everyone else's vision of who I am-but I neglected God's image," she disclosed. It was necessary for her once again to learn to lean on God, and the creation of Thum's third album taught her just that. This spiritual breakthrough brought freedom from the questioning of her spiritual foundation.