I often ponder the phrase “Christian Music Marketing” wondering what God really thinks about the music we pedal. Sure, most of it begins in a good place with the intention of spreading a message of hope, but at some point much of Christian music transforms into a business. A business where profitability, bottom-line and big production overtake ministry efforts in an attempt to compete for big entertainment dollars spent by humans for pleasure. Occasionally, a project comes along that isn’t tainted by desires of the world but instead is created to bring God’s love in a tangible way directly to humans in need. Fortunately, I was introduced to Courage Worldwide and their music project that is doing exactly that.
Courage Worldwide is a non-profit organization that builds homes for young girls rescued from sex trade. With homes in Sacramento, Tanzania and soon to open in Hawaii, Courage Worldwide provides a safe environment for these children while helping them through the healing process. I personally visited one of the homes and have seen first hand what this incredible organization is doing.
Several artists recently joined together to make a beautiful record solely for the purpose of raising funds to build more homes for these girls rescued from sex trade. Come Back Home was produced by Phillip Larue and it contains exclusive new songs written, recorded and donated by Jars of Clay, Tenth Avenue North’s Mike Donehey, Us & Our Daughters and The Reel. The record also contains cuts from Sara Groves, Jonny Diaz and Jeff Deyo.
I would like to personally invite you to check out & purchase Come Back Home which is now available on iTunes.