Thursday, October 7, 2010

Christian Artist, Matthew West, Partners with Mercy Ministries

Grammy nominated songwriter, Matthew West, released his latest album, The Story of Your Life, this week and his songs hit close to home for the hurting young women of Mercy Ministries. West covers a range of topics from sexual abuse and generational patterns, to unplanned pregnancy and abortion. The inspiration for the album came when he decided to turn the microphone around on his listeners and let them have a voice. West asked his fans to tell their stories back in February and over the next couple of months he received more than 10,000 responses. Those stories turned into songs and this fall, he began The Story of Your Life Tour.

On Sunday night, residents from the Nashville home had the special opportunity to see Matthew West in concert along with Mercy Ministries Artist Partner, Jonny Diaz and Christian Artist, Josh Wilson. West’s latest album points not just to the issues young women face, but the healing and redemption they can have in Christ. This is the heart of Mercy Ministries and we look forward to partnering with him as he goes beyond the music and seeks to help his listeners get the counsel, resources, and freedom they so desperately need!

Check out this powerful video of Matthew West behind the scenes as he wrote the song Broken Girl:

Broken Girl by Matthew West (The Story Behind The Song) from emicmg on Vimeo.