Brooke Fraser checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace on Monday (September 8), talking about her participation in ‘The September Sessions’ tour, which begins at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday. Fraser writes:
I’m excited about this tour for a few reasons… we’re full band, in some beautiful venues and in a bus for part of it (i.e. we will get to sleep) but the main one would have to be the opportunity we have to bring my good friends World Vision on tour with us for the WHOLE THING!
This is something I’m able to do in Australia and NZ, but the first time it’s happened in the U.S. Many of you will know of my long-standing relationship with and commit to World Vision and their incredible work. I am a huge advocate of child sponsorship – my husband and I sponsor 11 children ourselves – and have had the privilege of visiting the field and seeing the effectiveness of the child sponsorship model first hand.
This tour we’ll be bringing along children from Rwanda (their profile cards that is) who have been heavily affected by HIV/AIDS. The money from your sponsorship ($35 per month) will help provide ARVs (anti-retroviral medicines) to medical clinics in your child’s community, provide clean water, food and healthcare for your child and go toward other development projects within your child’s area that benefit the whole community. The impact of sponsoring one child is huge and many more people are positively affected than simply the precious one you sponsor.