It was a privilege and a pleasure to lead worship at the World Vision day of prayer . It was a day that focussed on God’s love, in particular this passage from 1 John.
Those of you who’ve read previous posts on this blog will already know that part of the vision for the album “5+2” is for it to be an offering that God can somehow use to help the poor * - a connection of worship and justice. So for the month of October, 100% of revenue generated by sales of the album through the shop, Itunes, amazon or spotify will go to World Vision … after that, profits after publishing costs.
Dreaming big… it would be great to sell 1,000 copies and raise £10,000/ US$16,500/ AU$15,700 / NZ$19,700 for a World Vision project that will help lift children and their communities out of poverty. Can you help spread the word, by talking about it on facebook and twitter? It seems like an impossible dream, but would be so amazing… and we have a God who can do abundantly more than we ask or imagine! Let’s get selling!
* A bit about the vision behind the music – as well as having a strong focus on scripture in the lyrics (“One Step Lantern” comes from Psalm 119:105), the vision is to bring what we have to meet the needs of others. It first took a meagre offering of 5 loaves and 2 fish (5+2!) before Jesus fed 5,000 people (account in Matthew 14:13-21). In that account, Jesus first tells his disciples to feed the crowd. They cobble together 5 loaves and 2 fish. Jesus takes their meagre offering, breaks it and more than meets the needs of the people gathered through it. In the same way, we are called to bring what we have to Jesus to meet the needs of others – it might be money, but it might be music, art, initiative, skills and so on. Whatever we bring, Jesus can take it, break it, and use it for his purposes… in this case, it’s music!