River Springs Church
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
For A Fresh Start
Join us in worship every sunday @ 10:25am
River Springs Church featured artist: matthew west
Matthew West's latest song "Do Something," is a great reminder about the importance of serving others by being the hands and feet of Christ, and doing something to make a difference in this world.
"I will never forget meeting Andrea. If I were judging a book by its cover, I’d say she looked like a college girl, maybe in a sorority or something, lots of friends, bound to be successful someday. But that is not the whole story," the singer shares. "Andrea, a former University of Colorado student had chosen to spend a semester abroad learning micro-financing in Uganda. While there, she happened upon an orphanage in critical condition. The children were being badly neglected and even abused. That’s when this college student decided to do something. She refused to leave these children until something was done to improve the conditions."
He continues, "Today, Musana is a thriving orphanage in Iganga, Uganda, housing over one hundred children! When asked what it was that made her fight for these children she simply said, “I just kept thinking, ‘If I don’t do something, who will?' Today, so many of us Christians talk so much about being the hands and feet of Christ, but never really displaying what that looks like. It’s not about talking. It’s about doing! It’s time for us to do something!"
"Do Something," is just one of the songs based on true stories as a part of Matthew's latest Into The Light(September 25, 2012). The album also includes, "Hello, My Name Is"- a powerful redemption song based on the story of a recovering addict. As well as, "Forgiveness," based on a true story of Renee - a woman who forgave the man who killed her 20-year-old daughter while driving drunk.
Into The Light follows Matt's album The Story of Your Life, where Matthew thumbed through over thousands stories of listeners' to seek inspiration for his songs.West hosted a "Storytellers Weekend" for the families and individuals who inspired the music on his new album Into The Light and songs from The Story of Your Life. Each of the storytellers were surprised with a concert, commemorative plaques, a special dinner, and a night at the Grand Ole Opry where Matthew performed. -- Shared from K-Love