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Published on 28 May, 2012

Worship leader CD encourages outreach

USA (MNN) — We know that you're always looking for tools to help you refocus on Christ. Mission Network News has offered books, prayer guides, and other resources to help you do that. This month we're offering a CD of music that will point you to Christ.

The worship leader at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA, Charles Billingsley, has produced a new project called, Never Forsaken. "This is my first project in eight years, with original studio material. We went back to the studio and actually did an artist project."

This is more than just another music project, however. Billingsley, the former lead singer of Newsong, says this project was borne out of his brokenness following a mission trip to Guatemala with his family. "I came back and started working on this project. And one thing I wanted to do was to open the eyes of the church and remind us all that we are here not for ourselves, but we're here to reach others for Him and to glorify Him through giving and helping others who don't have what we have."

One of the songs, Use Me, was written by Jennie Lee Riddle who wrote Revelation Song. "I think that song, more than anything, puts into context exactly what I'm talking about. You and I are called to do something with our lives, not just exist. I don't believe any Christian — any child of God — is called to just sit here and exist. We're called to change the world."

When Billingsley returned home from Guatemala, the secular song, Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins, came to mind. "I decided I wanted to make a remake of that song. They were gracious enough to give us permission to do it. Now, it's one of the favorites in concert. We use a video with it. It's really cool."

You're probably wondering how you can get a copy of the project, right? The fiscal year for Mission Network News ends May 31, and we need your help to finish the year strong financially. With your gift of any amount, we're making the Charles Billingsley CD Never Forsaken available to you. Be as generous as you can. Your gift of $10, $20, $50, $100 or even $1,000 will help Mission Network News continue providing news that will encourage Christians to do something for God.

To get your copy of Never Forsaken, click here. You can also watch this video and hear a sample of some of the songs.

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