What started out as a whisper from God in the ears of Jenny Williamson has turned into a collaborative work by artists and activists nation-wide. “Believe in me, who would I be if you believed in me?” inspired a song written by singer/songwriter Stephanie Midthun (from threefour:one), who has since become the Creative Director and a board member of Courage to Be You™. The song snowballed into an entire CD that will be sold to raise funds to build a home for young girls rescued from sex trafficking in Sacramento, CA, and in Tanzania, Africa. Artists included on this project are: Nashville singer/songwriter, Philip LaRue, Cameron Stymeist (The Reel) The Music Room, Chaya, Christine Smit, African artist Samu from Zaidi Ya Mziki, Jake Austin, Shirley Bunnel, threefour:one and Shawn Struckmeier. Many of the songs are original songs written specifically for this project. Audiences will recognize the songs “God of This City” and “Give Me Your Eyes,” and this CD will appeal to a wide variety of ages. Stephanie Midthun has worked with veteran producer and arranger Ralph Stover on many projects and is working with him for this project. The song “Believe in Me” caught the attention of LA-based director and film producer Aaron Schnobrich who created a music video to go along with the project, which will be released on October 16th at First Baptist Church in Elk Grove, CA. There is no cover charge, but an offering will be taken to help raise the funds to build the first Courage House, a home for children rescued from this hideous crime. Copies of the CD/DVD will be available for a $20 donation. 100% of the proceeds will be used to build Courage House. Come help make this dream a reality.
Due to the violence these children suffer and its portrayal in the music video, we do not recommend children under 13 years of age viewing it without parents input/supervision.