Monday, May 21, 2007

If You Can Give....

Many people have asked Chelle and I if there was a charity that they could donate to on behalf of baby Isaac. Our good friend Trent is heading up a non profit organization that we want to support and we would love it if you can help as well.

I've known Trent for 14 years. He has wanted to do something like this for a long time. We met when he was playing percussion for Michael W. Smith and he provided my band Versus with rehearsal space when we first moved to Nashville. Trent was responsible for creating, opening and running Rocketown, the teen dance club/outreach in Nashville, and has consulted others in opening several other clubs around the country. Now Trent has partnered with the Dream Center in Los Angeles. I took a tour of it last week and I am amazed at what they are doing there.

Please read the message below, check out his website and if you feel led give.

April 30, 2007
At the present time, your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. 2 Corinthians 8:14
front cut Dear friends & family,

You don't have to work in the music biz to see what we're up against.
ya just need to have kids...or a i-pod...etc. to clearly see that THE WORLD NEEDS JESUS!

It's sad that most of the media (music, TV, movies) that we ALL consume is created without the involvement of Christians. Yet it's one of the most powerful ways to reach the world! Think back to how YOU were affected, good or bad, by certain songs, or movies, ....or rockstars you imitated. (send me pics!)'s the simple punch-line >>>
We need more of JESUS (Christians) in music and media!
(and NOT the kind that does more harm than good)
Gosh...why haven't we thought of this earlier? Well...I have...and many of you have. In fact many talented people have attempted to "go there"...but very few have had the unique training needed to
first identify the path God has for them, then provide ways to effectively integrate them, to make an impact in our world.
This is why we created GreenLightGo.

As many of you know, The Dream Center in Los Angeles has invited GreenLightGo to become one of their ministries. Bobbi & I are both excited about the opportunities this represents for our entire family. (Spence plans to attend the summer program ...Sid's next?!)

The Dream Center is a great ministry that reaches out to the lost and hurting in Los Angeles. Each year hundreds of young people come to the Dream Center on missions trips, or to attend the discipleship-training programs.

Through this new partnership, they will now have a music & media program for young people who have a heart to become "media-missionaries", and GreenLightGo will have a great campus with dorm rooms, a recording studio, video editing suites, and live productions each week.

The Dream Center is currently providing all of these facility resources, however...
we need to raise $25,000. to cover our start-up expenses, and promotional/ teaching materials. We would also like to provide scholarships for a few students hoping to attend. [Summer tuition is $3,000 per student]
I'm asking you to please pray about how you might be able to help us.
Whether as a guest speaker/teacher, a volunteer, or a financial giver...
your gifts will provide for these now
...that in turn - through the impact they make - the world will be supplied with what it needs...and (if you're a parent) our kids will be supplied with what we all need!
Above all...please pray for us. Your prayers and support are truly appreciated.

Thanks and God Bless,

Matt 28:19 "Therefore GO!..."
Trent Dean | Executive Director

At The Dream Center
2301 Bellevue Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
ofc. 213.273.7078
cel. 818.264.9230


You can donate through PAYPAL on our website
Donate to GreenLightGo

OR with a check written to: GreenLightGo
Mailing Address -
Attn: Trent Dean /GreenLightGo
The Dream Center
2301 Bellevue Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90062

To sponsor a student, or to donate "gifts in kind" such as computers, music gear, dorm/office furnishings...please contact us for more details.

**All donations are tax-deductible**


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1 comment:

Barb said...

Excellent information and a great ministry. Praise God