Geoff Moore admits that the first time he heard of Compassion International, he had a lot of fear, apathy and uncertainty about the child relief organization. That was in the mid-1980s when his career in Christian music started, but the apprehension didn't last long.
"I really felt like I should do something for the poor. Compassion really helped alleviate the fears of how I could reach out in the name of Jesus," said Moore, who along with Christian latin-pop singer Raechel Lampa will perform Oct. 25 at Harrodsburg Baptist Church in an event designed to raise awareness for Compassion International.
The organization, based in Colorado Springs, Col., helps children in third-world countries through $28 monthly sponsorhips from donors. The money provides for childrens' food, education, and spiritual upbringing.
Moore describes his work in promoting Compassion as a "wonderful relationship." At the Oct. 25 concert, Moore said the message of Compassion will be woven into his and Lampa's performances. However, he said no one should feel overly obligated to support the organization. "There'll be no arm twisting," he said.