Songs from Jacob’s Well Vol. III: Songs for The Advent Conspiracy

more sub­ver­sive sym­phonies and some sea­sonal folk melodies sure to aide those wait­ing for the com­ing Christ­mas Light!

For you musician folk, chords for your shindig (406kb in zipped PDF goodness.)

Released 12 October 2010

Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Mike Crawford
Assistant Engineers:
Tim Bridgham, Aaron Clark, William Pollock
Recorded & Mixed at The Impossible Box
August 2009 – July 2010

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Mastering

Illustrations by Samantha Lewis
Layout & Design by Nate & Samantha Lewis
Art Direction by Jannele Mastin
Hand Lettering by Jim Langford

String Arrangements by Joanna Perry & Mike Crawford
Horn Arrangements by Matt Fillingham & Roger Strong
Woodwind Arrangements by Rebecca & Matt Fillingham

Songs for The Advent Conspiracy

Songs from Jacob's Well Vol. III: Songs for The Advent Conspiracy

For a few years now,  Jacob’s Well has participated in the Advent Conspiracy. We ask our congregation to take half of the money they would normally spend on Christmas presents and pool it together so that we might then, as a community, give a substantial gift to people in need. With this offering, we have given fresh water wells to the Pokot people in Western Kenya. This has provided an increasingly stable environment for people suffering through almost constant drought. In addition, we are working in relationship with City Harvest Church in Nairobi to meet the Pokot with a true ministry of presence. The fresh water wells have earned their pastor, Edward Simiyu, the privilege of going into this distinctly violent culture with the good news of the Gospel. We believe this Gospel is not an either-or between spiritual good news and physical good news. We believe the Gospel to be both of these things — the physical water sustains life and good health and the spiritual water nurtures a newness of hope in people’s lives. While it seems we are only bringing water to certain people, in reality we are ultimately bringing it to Jesus; after all, when we say “Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?”

In reply, the King will say, “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!”

This year, we wanted to join with the people of Jacob’s Well and create a beautiful record that would benefit the work of God’s Kingdom – both locally and internationally. Thank you for purchasing our little project and for helping to give the gift of the Water of Life (in both senses of the word) to people desperately in need of it…and thanks be to God, through whom & for whom this is all created…may His Kingdom come…Sola Gloria Deo!

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