Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Story Behind the Song: Least of These

Hello Friends,

It's been about three weeks since we released "Least of These" on our website and we've given away about 6,000 downloads already! We are so excited and honored that this song is reaching so many people! This morning, I thought I'd sit down and give you the story behind the song.

Several years ago, I learned about a man named Joseph Kony who is responsible for Africa's longest running conflict, terrorizing 5 countries. The soldiers in Joseph Kony's rebel army (the Lord's Resistance Army) are children who are abducted from their homes and forced to fight. These children witness and endure unspeakable horrors. Sadly, most of the world is unaware of this tragedy.

In December 2008, I read an update from the organization Invisible Children ( that said on Christmas Eve, the Lord's Resistance Army had murdered more than 600 people and abducted at least 160 children to fight amongst its ranks. I was shocked by the savagery of Joseph Kony. And then I was grieved by the ignorance and apathy of the rest of the world. If it had been 600 Americans brutally murdered, it would have made headlines nationwide. If it had been 160 American kids who were snatched from their families and forced to kill, the world would be in an outrage. Now, as an American, I understand that American media is primarily concerned with American news. We can't report on everything that happens in the world. But as a Christian, my heart is broken by the suffering of any human, American or not. It frustrates me that because it is "only Africans" suffering, so many turn a blind eye. "Things are different in Africa" they say. But I don't think we're all that different, really. We all bleed the same color, after all. And more importantly, we all have the same Maker. And He cares for the least of these.

And so the song Least of These was born. This song is my challenge to you to remember the forgotten, the weak and the oppressed. Who is it you are tempted to ignore? Is it the homeless men at the city park? The unwanted babies who are killed before they can be born? The African woman grieving the loss of her kidnapped child? The Christian pastor alone in a prison for sharing the Good News? Don't turn away. Don't ignore them. Because they are Jesus undercover.

"Then He will say also to those on the left, 'Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels! For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger and you didn't take Me in; I was naked and you didn't clothe Me, sick and in prison and you didn't take care of Me.' Then they too will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or without clothes, or sick, or in prison, and not help You?' Then He will answer them, "I assure you: Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me either.'" Matthew 25: 41-45

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Least of These
On the far side of Earth
A child lives in fear
Held captive by a man
Who swears that God can't hear

Or so he says...

We all bleed the same color
We all shed the same tears
We all have the same Maker
And He cares for the least of these

They say his skin is dark
So that makes him unlike us
He was built for hard work
To be owned and ruled by us

Or so we said...

We all bleed the same color
We all shed the same tears
We all have the same Maker
And He cares for the least of these (2x)

Oh, let us care for the least of these

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hello Friends!

We hope this Labor Day weekend finds you well and enjoying some extra time off work! We are very busy this weekend, but it's exciting work so we don't mind it a bit! The entire month of September is shaping up to be chock full of busyness for us, so we'll get right to it and attempt to keep the exclamation points to a minimum!

First off, we've released a brand new song titled "Least of These" from our new record and you can listen to it and download it for FREE right now at! In less than 3 days since its release, we've already given away over 1800 downloads! We'd definitely like for you to download it while you've got the chance. It will only be available for free until later this month when the new album comes out. When we released "Least of These" on Friday night, we hadn't planned to release it to radio because there are other songs on the new album that we thought would be better suited for radio. But it's looking like God has other plans! "Least of These" has already been added in heavy rotation on Voice of Truth Radio (San Antonio, Texas) and has also just been picked up by LIGHT FM (Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)! We have several other radio stations around the world are interested in adding it as well! We are honored that God would take this song so far!

Secondly, our aforementioned upcoming album, Where I'm Found, is coming along splendidly and we can't wait to release it! Everything should be finished in a few weeks and then it will be hitting iTunes, Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, eMusic etc. at the end of the month! This is our first full-length album (9 songs) and by far our most diverse project to date. We are exceptionally thrilled about Where I'm Found because we feel like this album really captures who we are as a band.

Third, between September 10th and October 20th, our frontman Andrew will be cycling 1,000 miles to help raise awareness and funds for Blood:Water Mission to help them reach their goal of building 1,000 wells in Africa! In 2005, Blood:Water Mission launched the 1000 Wells Project, a nation-wide effort to raise enough money to provide clean water and sanitation for 1,000 communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Since that time, 859 water projects have been completed, serving a total of 570,000 people in 11 countries. Please consider sponsoring Andrew as he cycles 1,000 Miles for 1,000 Wells! You can contact Andrew about sponsoring him or making a donation to Blood:Water Mission by sending him an email at Also, look for 1,000 Miles for 1,000 Wells on Facebook!

Thanks for reading! Blessings to you,
Christin, Andrew and Kaitie
~Truth Bomb