When Daywind Records recording artist Wilburn and Wilburn (Jonathan Wilburn and his son Jordan) released the music video for their new song, "Help Me Help Someone," from Here Comes Sunday, they wanted it to do more than touch people; they wanted it to inspire people to touch others. The song itself had gotten the attention of both Compassion International and film maker David Altizer, and the inspiration moved forward as Compassion helped them with the creation and Altizer filmed it in Nashville on the top of the Fifth Third building - an area skyscraper.
"We knew we wanted people to hear the message of this song and for the audience to know that they can make a difference," Jonathan Wilburn explained in a press release. "We want to help folks in need domestically and internationally, and we found a partner that is willing to help us achieve that goal. We challenge everyone who hears this message to evaluate whether they can help just one person today. Compassion has been gracious enough to help us with our vision and in helping us to release this music video."
Daywind Records Vice President and A & R director Scott Godsey, who served as the producer of the video, added, "When this plan started unfolding, we wanted to have an impact with people watching the video at home and engage them enough to where they will want to take action. There are a lot of hurting people in the world, and this song talks about the body of Christ helping those folks. The line in the song that says, 'we can all make a difference, and it starts with me' ... it is our hope that those words will passionately speak to all of us as we count our innumerable blessings today. It was thoroughly enjoyable working with Compassion and with director David Altizer."
The whole thing caused the Wilburn men to look at their own lives and go a step farther. The father-son duo became Compassion representatives but they didn't just stop there. They also issued a 30-day challenge (to themselves, their friends, family members and fans) to go above and beyond. They are on a mission to help one person each day for 30 consecutive days and they want the body of Christ to join them. The daily help can be anything that helps someone in need - from assisting an elderly person with their groceries to helping a young family by providing a meal to sponsoring a child through an organization like Compassion International.
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