Hello Millampers!! It has been a very long time since I’ve posted anything. Sorry about that. Well some pretty exciting things have happened since we’ve last seen each other. My band, The Sky Divided, released our first full length record. You can find it on iTunes and Spotify. Some of you may even find some songs off our record on your iPod after you get it back from a repair.
Another cool thing is that I have now been to Haiti twice with my church. Once in June and then again in October of 2011. I was blown away by how much help they still need. It has now been 2 years since the earthquake and there is still trash and rubble everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, progress is being made. From June to October I could see some big changes in certain communities, while others still are struggling. During my first trip I met a group of young men called “The Yung Goddis” (young men of God). This is a group of young men that gave their life to christ shortly after the earthquake and began to help rebuild their community. I was amazed at how much they look out for each other. One day while working on a projectÂ removing rubble from where someone once lived, we made them peanut butter sandwhiches. We had enough for each of them. Well once we started handing them out they would tear it apart and start sharing with the next guy. They didn’t know we had enough for all of them and their first instinct was to make sure everyone ate. No one tried taking the first bite. I was in shock. When was the last time I did anything like that? I don’t even share with my own brother!
I was so humbled and inspired by these guys. So, one morning I woke up, grabbed my acoustic guitar and went up on the roof of the orphanage we were staying at and wrote a song. That song is called “Hold On”. I wrote it with these guys in mind. Life isn’t easy for them. They never know when their next meal is coming. So I got back to the states on a Friday morning, by Saturday afternoon my band was in the studio recording the song. Then we filmed a music video for the song. Our goal for this video and 3 song EP is to raise money for the Yung Goddis. All the money we raise will go their school supplies. Uniforms, books, etc. So, if you get the chance, check out our video and see what life is still like in Haiti. Then, if you feel it in your heart, you can purchase our 3 song EP for a minimum of $2, but you can give as much as you would like.
I hope you have an amazingly blessed day, friends! – David
To see our video for “Hold On” visit:
To purchase “Hold On” visit: