Casting Crown's gave a concert in Williamsport, MD, which totally astonished me because I had previously thought they only did bigger cities. Our small town showed up in large numbers and EARLY! I had signed up to be a Compassion volunteer and I was running a little late that day and even later when I ran into the hordes of traffic at 5:30 for a 7am concert.
This was my 2nd volunteer effort for Compassion, an organization that supports very poor children internationally, which I've personally supported for over 10 years. I don't think many in my area are very aware of the work Compassion does and there is always a bit of distrust about an aid organization, like how much of the funding does go to children. I did my best to educate volunteers and concert goers who showed interest.
The concert was really awesome, the band leader, sorry I don't know his name, shared many personal stories including the history of the band and how some songs came to be. I don't recall this from my prior concert experience in Florida.
I'm so glad I went and got to enjoy the concert along with supporting Compassion.