Folk-rock group Caedmon's Call has always had a heart for corners of the world such as this. Throughout their incredible twelve-year history, they've focused much of their ministry toward global causes, working to benefit such aid-giving organizations as Compassion International and India's Peace Gospel Ministries since the mid-nineties. In years past, band members have traveled to Bolivia, Ecuador, and Haiti, where they witnessed faith behind the eyes of poverty-stricken people and were changed.
Today, the group has followed this calling beyond their musical borders too, creating Share the Well, a culturally-influenced album they began while traveling to India, Ecuador, and Brazil in spring 2004. And although the band has sold more than a million and a half albums in its career, recorded seven #1 singles, won numerous awards for unparalleled musicianship, and performed for college students in almost every part of the United States, they consider this endeavor more important than all their accolades strung together.
The truth is, as believers, we've been called to help these people," lead vocalist Cliff Young explains. "In America, we live by a self-centered version of Christianity. We forget the Great Commission. We think we aren't called to help people because our gifts and talents lie elsewhere. Instead, we should be asking how we can use the gifts we've been given to go to all the world and live out the message of the Gospel