Just more than a year has gone by since Marvin Sapp lost his wife, MaLinda Prince Sapp — the mother of his three children — to colon cancer.  “We miss her and, every day, we talk and think about her,” Sapp tells the Grand Rapids Press.  “But the kids are doing well.  And as long as they do well, I’m gonna do well.”

The couple’s children are Marvin Jr., 17; Mikaila, 14 and Madisson, 12.  With their father, they’ve been adjusting to the loss of MaLinda, thanks to help from family counseling and support from members of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, MI, where Marvin co-pastored with his wife.  The family has stuck together, and even when Marvin’s preaching and music engagements over the summer took him out-of-town, the kids were able to join him.

Later this month, Marvin will set out on a nine-city tour with the How Sweet the Sound gospel choir competition, which kicks off Thursday.  Even with a busy schedule though, he hopes to be home every Sunday.  The gospel star is also gearing up to do his next album, which will be recorded live Oct. 7 at a church near Washington D.C.  The disc will be Marvin’s first since MaLinda’s passing.

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