Every summer my husband and I pack up our kids and head to youth camp with a group of teens. Among the rallies, talks, sessions and games, we enjoy a great time of worship lead by a very gifted band. This year we were fortunate to have Emissary Band with us (www.emissaryband.com).
There was something very unique about these guys. Like most bands, they had a 'merch' table set up in the back- where CDs and other merchandise could be purchased. Bands that tour Christian camps do not make a great deal of money; selling merchandise is a helpful way to supplement the scarce income. These guys put all profits from their sales toward the Gabriel House of Mexico (www.gabrielhouseofmexico.com). This is a facility that provides neglected children with food, shelter, medical care, etc. These men came and shared their hearts with us, lead music, and taught us what Emissary really means.
Visit their website, listen to their music, and read their bio. These guys were a great gift to us this summer. I'm grateful to have met them (and look forward to seeing them again)!