"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, thats all who ever have." - Margaret Mead
“Let Us Bring Hope” was inspired by a grassroots non-profit organization called Feast for Southeast dedicated to inspiring people to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors. Feast for Southeast provides individuals and families in Southeast Portland, OR with a traditional meal on Thanksgiving day. A meal put together “for the community by the community.” My wife (Vashti) and I had the opportunity to participate in 2012 Feast for Southeast, and we saw first hand, the impact they were having on their community. I was inspired by the acts of kindness found in Portland and by the great folks at Feast for Southeast. I immediately realized we need more non-profit organizations like Feast for Southeast doing this very thing, Serving others, showing Compassion and Encouraging others to do the same. The best visual example of F4SE I can give you are these two scriptures,
Matthew 25:34-36 (NIV) “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
Mark 10:45 (ERV) “In the same way, the Son of Man did not come for other people to serve him. But the Son of Man came to serve other people.”
I told my friend Rob that I felt inspired to write a song that Feast For Southeast could use, as well as other non-profit organizations could use to help promote compassion and love in our community and in our world. So I went to the studio and started writing and producing away. I wanted this song to do several things, I first wanted it to have room to breath for visual images, to promote and champion compassion, to bring awareness to our community, and to encourage us to show kindness and compassion towards others. You and I can make a difference today. You and I can bring hope and love to someone’s world. Imagine the kind of world we would live in if we lived like this.
"Your thoughts, words, and deeds are painting the world around you." - Jewel Diamond Taylor