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Artists & Organizations Unite To Fight Poverty

by Rich and Laura Lynch

Unite To Fight Poverty premiered a two hour concert on Aug. 28, 2020 to benefit those impacted by COVID-19 and other natural disasters. Compassion International along with World Vision and Food for the Hungry hosted the worship event to raise awareness and funds which will be used to assist people globally dealing with the long term impacts of the pandemic.

Artists & Organizations Unite To Fight Poverty

The virtual show was both educational and entertaining as Christian artists performed some of their most popular songs. The show kicked off with an engaging version of "God Only Knows" by For King & County. The pair was supported by a full band and was joined by the iconic Dolly Parton on a screen above the stage.

Steven Curtis Chapman along with his two sons who are in Colony House presented an inspired acoustic set featuring "Heaven In The Real World" and "Looking For Some Light". Both Big Daddy Weave and Zack Williams rocked out with bands while Matthew West was just as powerful on a stripped down rendering of "The God Who Stays".

Some musicians such as Amy Grant talked about the work that each of the three hosting organizations do. Clips of the artists and non-profits in the field demonstrated the groups in action and why the body of Christ is being called to help. Rend Collective endorsed World Vision while Tori Kelly spoke on behalf of Food For The Hungry.

The night also featured fine parings such as Michael W. Smith with Cece Winans and Mandisa with Jon Reddick. Most of the music was offered as if it was being performed live from a stage which for us was more like watching a concert than a Zoom meeting. Kirk Franklin with his group showcased two songs from a studio in Texas. Yet, they were so animated you would have thought they were playing to a crowd as they blended dance, funk, gospel and soul.

Toby Mac with his crew presented the energized "I Just Need You" followed by "Move (Keep Walkin')". Hillsong Worship concluded the program with a video version of "Who You Say I Am". Many of the artists who participated in Friday's event are longtime supporters of the host organizations. The musicians gave of their time to promote these non-profits who still need money to run their important operations - now more than ever. If you are able - please give to Unite To Fight Poverty or to one of the three charities.

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