I leave for Uganda tomorrow with a team of people from Amazima. I am so excited to be a part of helping them through the Christmas EP, but beside myself for the chance to see what’s happening at the center of it all in Jinja. I never imagined when I made the Christmas CD for “somebody”, that God would lead me to Amazima. Beyond that, I never imagined that telling my story in a coffee shop would lead to the chance to go halfway around the world to see, first hand, who Heather and I were helping. To find out more about Amazima click here.
To find out more about the Christmas CD, Do You Believe, and why I made it, click here
I’ll be posting news form my trip while I’m gone on carlcartee.com and on instagram and twitter. I’d appreciate your prayers for God to be greatly glorified in the work of Amazima.
Don’t forget that a little goes a long way when you’re helping Amazima. For every CD you buy, 100% of sales goes to Amazima. They’re only $5 and each one buys a meal for 29 people. $200 feeds 1160 people! That’s not much more money than American’s spend every month on cable TV and cell phone service. Please help us make a difference this Christmas!
Thanks for your support and your prayers!
Love in Christ,
Christmas Music Is Coming Soon! 10.30.13
I’ve hinted at it through some social media, talked about it with friends, but now I wanted to make it official that I’ll soon be releasing a Christmas EP! I’m excited about the music and I wanted to share the story of how it happened and how I need your help.
Back in the summer I read a book by Bob Goff called Love Does. It had a profound impact on me and it left me asking the question; “what is my love doing?” The book forced me to take a deeper look at how I could escalate the way I loved people and for me it was through my music.
I decided to make a record and give all the proceeds to a ministry that helps the poor. A Christmas record seemed like fun because I love Christmas music and thought it’s a good gift to share with a ministry. I started making the record and praying for God to send me to the right place to give the proceeds.
Weeks later, I was way into the recording process, without a real clear vision of who I was going to partner with. Then, my friend Doug Martin started working for a ministry in Uganda. I heard his excitement about Amazima and the work of a lady named Katie Davis. I took note. Could these be my people? I kept praying for God to speak clearly about who I could make the record for. Next, a mutual friend of Doug and mine returned from Uganda where he had been working with Amazima. He was beside himself with the ministry and all that was happening for the Kingdom in Uganda. I listened for a long time as he passionately told about how God was working through the ministry of Amazima! I’m starting to take notice. The very next day, I saw my buddy Derek in the hall of my kid’s school. “What are you up to?” I asked. Derek said that he was starting to work some for Amazima. One of his jobs would be to help people in the US who want to do something to help out Katie Davis and the Amazima ministry. Ok really? It was clear I’d found my people.
The recording and production costs are paid. So from the first sale, for evermore, all of the money the record makes will go to Amazima! To find out more about Amazima, Katie Davis and the ministry we’re supporting, follow this link to the website: www.amazima.org You can find Katie's full story in her book Kisses From Katie
Here is where my friends come in. I’ve got some audacious goals. I want to give them $50,000. That’s a lot of EP’s I know, but that’s my number and faith has raised a lot more money than that before. So here goes!
Will you join me in telling the story about the record and include the new CD in your plans for Christmas giving. They’ll be $6, making them the perfect stocking stuffer, corporate gift or something to give to your entire neighborhood. The CD’s will sell digitally on Itunes, Amazon and other places as well physical copies through CDBaby and carlcartee.com. I’ll be in-touch with more details about official release dates and things soon, but for now, pray with me and join me in letting our love for Christ “do” something.
If you want to help in other ways by telling the story on your blog, social media platforms or with other connection you may have, please let me know through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter: @carlcartee.