Backing up their words with action, the band has been working with Food for the Hungry and recently traveled to Asia to see the organization's work in action.

"It was certainly life-changing to see how Food for the Hungry is really transforming communities," he adds. "And we're excited about sharing our stories about our trip each night this fall when we're on tour with Brandon Heath and Francesca Battistelli. Food for the Hungry is partnering with us for the tour, and we're really excited about trying to get some kids sponsored."

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About the Writer

After graduating with a B.S. in Journalism from North Central University in 1998, Christa Banister moved to Nashville, Tenn. and eventually started working at CCM Magazine/Salem Publishing in various editorial capacities (including managing editor) for five and a half years. After that, she launched her own freelance writing company and writes for numerous clients including CCM Magazine, (she review movies for them each week), Christian Single, Christianity Today, Threads Media,, BurnLounge, and helped kickstart the first Christian music blog for MTV. She also writes bios for professional recording artists and authors and penned her first two fiction novels for NavPress in 2007.

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**This column first published on November 12, 2009.

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