Thursday, November 01, 2007

Divin' In

We are in the midst of a little concert season of sorts. First, it was Genesis. In a few weeks, it will be Springsteen and then Marillion (in Leeds!). In the interim, we had the chance to check out Steven Curtis Chapman, a Christian rocker whose songs Julie and Z have performed in choir.

Chapman gave a nice show, mixing songs from his new album This Moment with classics such as Dive (our family favorite). Along the way, he talked about the Change for Orphans campaign. Each night of the tour, volunteers fan out around the arena and collect donations in buckets. As Chapman puts it, "The money collected will show hope to an orphan each tour night by financially helping to provide a loving family forever." This comes from a guy who has been to China several times to adopt orphaned girls. Here is what he has said about those experiences:

"After our first trip to China, my wife and I knew our lives were changing—our eyes and hearts were opening to how big God really is, and we have wanted to experience more of that. We've really wondered whether or not we should just go to China and stay there. But I don't think so. I believe God is saying, 'I want you to go, get your heart broken, your eyes opened, and then take this story back to the church in America and around the world.'"

Sounds familiar, doesn't it Des?

~Steve

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