First... as you read this post click "play" on the below player... and start listening as you read. You'll be listening to Shaun Grove's new album: Third World Symphony - available TODAY. After you're done reading we'll have one thing we'll ask you to do - so make sure you read the entire email.
How 'bout a little reintroduction? Back in 2001, Rocketown Records released a debut album from a singer/songwriter named Shaun Groves. In the years since there have been more records... but nothing has impressed us more than watching him use those albums as a talking piece for his ministry through Compassion International.
To understand Shaun's passion for Compassion all you have to do is go back to something that happened on a trip to El Salvador... here is an excerpt.
During this time, Shaun traveled with the Christian child development organization Compassion International to El Salvador. Shaun had been a fan of their work and wanted to see it up close. And he wanted to meet Yanci, the little girl his family sponsored.
The reality of life in El Salvador changed his own: Large families wedged themselves into one-room, corrugated metal shacks. Children competed with dogs to pick through trash heaps for food. But life for Yanci, because of Compassion International, was completely different. She went to school, had plenty of food and what she learned about God in the context of her own language and culture gave her hope for the future.
Shaun came home from El Salvador with a greater passion and renewed sense of purpose. He invested himself entirely in spreading a new message: salvation is not just about being “saved from” something, as he’d learned as a child. It is about being “saved for” something.
And with a sleeping Yanci in his arms, Shaun had come to realize that he was saved for doing what he could to release children worldwide from poverty, and release Christians at home from purposelessness. Read more about Shaun and his ministry here.
All of his Shaun's work with COMPASSION has led to this album - don't skip a song. As you're listening, click HERE and read more about the album