I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a Thanksgiving feast. I don't care what you say about your family's cooking, but my family's is the BEST!
As I enter this holiday season, I have so many things to be thankful for. This past year has been filled with blessings. The one that stands out was going on a missions trip to Ethiopia where I was able to sing to and care for numerous orphans. God taught me a lot about love on this trip. I encountered so many orphans who were desperate for love. At times, their situation was overwhelming but you could feel how special it made a child feel by simply spending quality time with them. Being with these children reminded me that God loves them and me more than I could imagine. I wondered if I was really making a significant impact because the need was so great. However, my prayer is that God will use that time there to remind those children how special they are to God that he would send me (and a group of 30 others) halfway across the world to simply love on them.
I hope each of you find something to be thankful for this holiday season. I thank you for your support and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Don't forget to mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 6th to purchase my new EP releasing to iTunes.
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ABOUT TREVOR BIRCH
The development of this project has been an entire season of lessons on faith. With the upcoming debut of my self-titled EP, I am excited for the national release of my first radio single, “Open Doors”.
After partnering with platinum selling producer/songwriter, Scotty D (Francesca Battistelli, Jeremy Camp, Jessie Daniels, Kutless and Jimmy Needham), this five song EP will be releasing digitally on iTunes in early December, 2011.
Early on in life, I discovered music has the ability to move people to worship and inspire them to action. I have been involved in the worship ministry of my local church since I was young and I believe strongly in the power of Christ to change a person’s life. I have witnessed first-hand how music can be an integral part in that transformation. I am passionate about seeing others encouraged in their faith and it is my hope I can challenge others to see for themselves God has more for them than they can even imagine!
Taking the step of faith to start this project was challenging, but God has orchestrated all the pieces to fall together in a way I could not have anticipated or planned myself.
When I started the journey of recording this EP, I had so many contrasting thoughts and emotions. In recent years, I’ve been afforded opportunities to perform regularly for tens of thousands through my active involvement in my church home, James River Assembly. But, at the time, it seemed like so many things were stacked against me—the loss of a job, lack of finances, finding the right producer, the divorce of my parents and personal insecurities. Deciding that I would make the commitment to see this project through meant I would have to live out my faith in Christ in ways I hadn’t done before.
The lyrics to my upbeat, guitar driven single, “Open Doors”, describes this journey perfectly:
“Here I go even though I still have doubt / A leap of faith isn’t safe / But it’s about time I start trusting You.”
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