Proceeds of new CD to benefit Highly Vulnerable Children’s Fund
Long-time Compassion International artist gives back
(For Immediate Release) - Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Peder Eide will donate a portion of the proceeds of the sale of his new CD entitled Rescue to the Highly Vulnerable Children’s Fund via Compassion International. The fund is specifically for children who have been orphaned or have severely ill parents, as well as for kids who are at high risk for exploitation or abuse. Eide has been a Compassion artist for over 14 years, acquiring thousands of sponsors for the non-profit organization.In addition to his contributions to Compassion, Eide is an adoption advocate, having adopted two orphans into his own family from overseas. Eide and wife Sherri adopted their daughter Makenzie from Korea in September 2004. Then, in 2008, they brought home a little boy named Teshome from Ethiopia. Along with their older children --15-year-old Taylor, 11-year-old Allison, and 10-year-old Ethan -- the Eides are clear that their decision to adopt was one of the best decisions they ever made.
“It’s such a gift and privilege from God that He would allow us to bring Makenzie and Teshome into our family,” says Eide. “They are not guests and definitely no longer orphans. They are Eides forever. The increasing love we have every day for them is unreal, just like our first three biological children. Ephesians 1 says that God adopted us AND took great pleasure in planning our adoption. I get it now! I experience delight in ALL my children. And to think our Abba Father God takes even greater pleasure and delight in us. People need to experience the Father’s love in this way because there are so many Christians who feel and live like orphans, rather than sons and daughters.”
Rescue is Eide's 14th studio recording in a full-time music career that has spanned over 15 years. Eide regularly performs for over 100,000 people each year, having played main stages at music festivals such as Sonshine (MN), Kingdom Bound (NY), Lifest (WI), LifeLight (SD) and Spirit West Coast (CA). He has shared the stage with artists such as the MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, TobyMac, Hawk Nelson, Third Day, among others. In conjunction with the Rescue CD, Eide is also releasing his first music video of the title song "Come to the Rescue."
Eide's original "Taste Worship" events continue to be scheduled year-round at various churches and conferences. It is geared toward bringing parents together with their tweens and teenagers in an interactive worship environment. Coupling music with teaching, Eide offers families practical "ingredients" to create a worship-filled lifestyle.
Eide has been featured on several national television shows and radio programs including The 700 Club program on CBN, FamilyNet, Daystar network, LeSea network, Cornerstone television, and Focus on the Family’s Weekend Magazine radio show. Eide has been involved with groups such as Youth Ministry Network, Youth Unlimited, Navigators, Youth for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Youth Encounter, and other events. Eide has been honored by the Minnesota Jaycees as one of their prestigious "Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans."
For more information, visit www.PederEide.com.
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