Cheri Keaggy To Partner With Lifesong For Orphans In Spring Tour
Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy will partner with Lifesong for Orphans for Celebrate Life, a series of benefit concerts featuring Keaggy and the Zambia Children’s Choir. Proceeds from the concerts, which kick off April 26 in Houston, will be used to care for orphans and their needs.
“Honestly, I’m humbled to be partnering with Lifesong for Orphans this Spring,” says Keaggy. “I go out and minister and certainly God uses it in a big way, but these folks are the true heroes of the faith, looking after orphans in their distress as Scripture commands.”
Keaggy, who will perform songs from her current CD, So I Can Tell, as well as earlier hits from her career, will be joined onstage by the Zambia Children’s Choir. The six children from Lifesong’s school in Kitwe, Zambia, will sing traditional Zambian songs and will join Keaggy for several songs.
Tour dates are:
April 26: First Presbyterian, Houston, Tx.
April 27: First United Methodist Mansfield, Mansfield, Tx.
May 3: Morris Area School Concert Hall, Morris, Minn.
May 4: Westmoor Country Club, Brookfield, Wis. (by invitation only)
May 10: Relevant Church, Tampa, Fla. (Julianna Zobrist performs; Cheri Keaggy will not be at this date)
May 11: Mosaic Church, Orlando, Fla.
May 17: Private Residence, Montgomery, Ala. (by invitation only)
May 18: First Bible Church Madison Campus, Madison, Ala.
Keaggy’s association with Lifesong for Orphans began several years ago when the non-profit used her song, “What Matters Most,” for a promotional video. After attending a concert last year in Nashville, Keaggy was approached about joining the tour this year.
“This is an important work, an eternal work,” says Keaggy. “I’m excited to see the great things God is going to do in our midst.”
About Cheri Keaggy:
Cheri Keaggy began her career as a worship leader at a small church in Southern California before recording her debut album on Sparrow Records, Child of the Father, in 1994. Honored with a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year, Keaggy has gone on to record seven additional albums, resulting in nine No. 1 songs, three Dove Award nominations and a Dove Award win. After more than two decades in music, her ministry has expanded to include speaking engagements as well. Keaggy’s latest release, So I Can Tell, which was released in 2012 on her Psalm 91 record label, is Keaggy’s first CD since her independent 2007 release, Because He First Loved Us.
Under the guidance of Gospel Music Hall of Famer and legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy, Cheri Keaggy called on the combined talents of Scott Dente and Ken Lewis from Global Genius Productions to produce So I Can Tell. The combination of rich, acoustic sounds with Cheri Keaggy’s signature plaintive vocals and searingly honest lyrics has resulted in a project that confronts life’s realities, even when filled with despair, and offers listeners the way to navigate through the challenges to a place of hope through Christ.
About Lifesong for Orphans:
Lifesong for Orphans has been bringing joy and purpose to orphans and vulnerable children around the world for more than 10 years. With its 100% pledge, Lifesong accomplishes this mission by mobilizing the church (both American and International) to advocate for these children through adoption, orphan care, and foster care supports.
Since inception, Lifesong for Orphans has helped bring home nearly 4000 children into forever families through financial assistance and fundraising supports. Lifesong also serves more than 300 churches by administering private adoption funds and partnering them with orphan care initiatives. With orphan care programs in eight countries around the world, the non-profit serves over 3800 children through a 4-part pledge; “Our Children” will have:
– No want for food, clothing, medical care, or shelter.
– Fundamental Christian training and discipleship.
– A quality education to provide a foundation for the future.
– Continued love and support as they transition into adult living.
Stateside, the group is also active in 24 local foster care communities through The Forgotten Initiative (TFI). Serving agency workers, foster parents, vulnerable adults or children, TFI seeks to show Jesus to the one who feels forgotten.
Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation received by Lifesong will go directly to the need…helping orphans.