Songs for The Advent Conspiracy

Released 12 October 2010

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!

Digital Album  Beautifully Illustrated Gatefold CD 

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!