Courage Worldwide rescues children who have been sold for sex by providing healing and restoration in the lives of child victims of sex trafficking through Courage Houses. These homes provide a safe, loving family environment, comprehensive therapeutic and education services, and a Unique Life Plan for each resident.
Helping to raise funds to build more Courage Houses around the world, Courage Worldwide has created an inspiring compilation album, Come Back Home, produced by Phillip LaRue and Ben Phillips. The album will be available digitally on iTunes on April 30, 2013 and can currently be purchased physically through Courage Worldwide.
Come Back Home was inspired by the moving poetry and heartbreaking stories of the girls in the Courage Houses rescued from both the U.S and Africa. The funds to produce this album were raised privately so 100 percent of the sales will be used to build more houses. Exclusive songs were written and donated by Jars of Clay, Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North, Us and Our Daughters (Phillip and Lia LaRue), The REEL and more.
"I have seen first hand the radical impact Courage Worldwide has made on the girls that they have rescued and are restoring," shares LaRue. "Before Courage House, the girls had broken dreams and now they are not only dreaming again, but they are learning how to believe and love again. It's an amazing thing to witness."
To support this album, a radio single will be released May 3 from The REEL. The title track "Come Back Home" was inspired by a visit the band had along with producer Phillip LaRue. Radio promoter Matt Ingle will be promoting the single to radio.
"We met with the girls (our friends) living in the Courage House and heard each of their unbelievably heart-breaking stories, poems, and songs," explained The REEL. "We then knew we had to write this song. This song is written for the girls still caught in this life. Our hope is that the girls would hear this song and be inspired to find a place to start over like the Courage House."
Founder and CEO of Courage Worldwide Jenny Williamson is thrilled to have the artists contribute to this special project to help bring awareness to the cause and organization. "We are amazed and honored to have such outstanding bands partner with us to use their music to be a voice for our girls who have no voice - and to shine a light on the horrors of trafficking of children both in the U.S. and around the world,." shares Williamson. "Yes, it is happening in our back yard, and over and over again I have said these kids just need a home and they need a family. This album, Come Back Home is the cry of my heart and the Father's heart to give these children a home - a place to be loved, healed and restored and the songs will inspire listeners to change the world and be a light in the darkness!"
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