$15 – $35

Hope Through Music: A Benefit Concert to help the children of South Sudan

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Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

149 West Brush Hill Road

Elmhurst, IL 60126

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While you will be blessed by the awesome talents of Kerrie Roberts and Chris August , you will be part of changing a child's life forever.

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Many people may not know this but;

  • More than 1 million children in South Sudan are malnourished — 300,000 severely so
  • 60 percent of people in South Sudan don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
  • Violence has displaced more than 4 million people, 60 percent of them children
  • The ongoing crisis in South Sudan is fueling extremely high rates of infant mortality: 90 of every 1,000 infants born will die
  • 1.8 million children are out of school; just 40 percent of those in school are girls
  • Only 50 percent of the population has access to safe water, 10 percent, basic sanitation
  • Over 60 percent practice open defecation – a recipe for deadly waterborne diseases
  • Over 70 percent of school-age children are not receiving an education
  • Around 19,000 children held by armed groups are serving as fighters, cooks, porters and messengers; many suffer sexual abuse

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Chris August is a Contemporary Christian musician. His song "Starry Night" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart in 2010/2011. In that same year, he won the Dove Awards for New Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Album of the Year.

With songs like "Restore," 7X70," "Center Of It" and "The Maker" (2015), Chris August creates music that expresses his love for Jesus and his desire to share Jesus’ love with the world through his songs and testimony.

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