Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Third World Symphony

You may or may not know, I am a big fan of Shaun Groves. I actually first heard of him, not because of his music, but because of the amazing work he does for Compassion International.
Last summer, I was able to work a table for Compassion at the Kingdom Bound festival. I nearly squealed when I saw Shaun scoot by on the back of a golf cart while I was answering questions for potential sponsors. Later in the evening, I saw him speak live for the very first time. What a time to be without tissues. I was waiting for the cue to pass out packets to audience members and Shaun was sharing the story of a young lady named Kiran. Before I knew it, I was crying…. Not any sort of lovely, eye misting cry either. It was an all-out ugly cry as Shaun’s words ripped me wide open. He’s got a gift for weaving words together in a way that draws you in.
A short while later, I was able to stammer through a brief conversation with Shaun near the Compassion table. I even got up the nerve to ask for a photo with him.

(Don’t mind my “glow”, it was crazy hot and humid that day!)
It wasn’t until after that meeting that I decided to check out Shaun’s musical giftings. I was thrilled to find lyrics that brought powerful images to mind and that praised the Lord without holding back.
Well, Shaun is releasing a new album entitled Third World Symphony.
You can take a listen here. And you can pre-order it here.
The Groves family is in the midst of an amazing God-written story with the arrival of a new family member and our support can really help them right now!
I hope that you will check out the free listen, you won’t be disappointed! If you’re so inclined, consider purchasing the album! It is a good one!
(On a mostly unrelated note, in just one week I will be heading to Colorado to visit the Compassion International headquarters. If you could pray for the details to come together, I would appreciate it!)
-Michelle