MAP Performing Artist: Arrow & Ember

CurePack Artists - Give Life Saving Medicine Each Month

Could you imagine the pain of a mother who has no medicine for her sick child; or the medical care giver who does not have the sutures or other health supplies to do what is right by their patients?

Performing artists like Arrow & Ember have joined with MAP International to bring hope for families in need by encouraging music lovers everywhere to get involved and make a difference.

When you give monthly to those in need, you provide people with medicine to change—or save—lives.

Your regular gift allows MAP to send the medicines and health supplies most needed, like antibiotics, oral rehydration solutions, wound care dressings, surgical supplies, and more.

Sharing The Gift Of Music To Bring Healing

Arrow and Ember

Make Me Your Own is the third release from the New Jersey-based husband-wife duo, Arrow & Ember.  The duo pushed themselves outside of the typical singer-songwriter genre with this release, incorporating elements from pop and indie-rock styles.  Their skill at conveying emotion through lyrical depth and sonic intimacy can be heard on the title track - a modern hymn expressing the spiritual truths of Psalm 23 and the parable of the prodigal. Also on this release, two classic hymns - How Great Thou Art and Near The Cross - show the duo’s affection for the musical history of the church.

Deriving from musical families themselves, the duo enjoys a collaborative relationship with friends and family.  On the significance of music in their lives, Ben comments, 

“Music has always been a buoy for us in the midst of life’s occasional turbulence. It has a way of lifting us up, dusting us off, and setting us back down with a clear head and heart, ready to make the next move.  Music draws us together even when we’re upset or don’t want to talk things through. A melody, a lyric, a rhythm is sometimes all it takes to connect us. We’ve been playing and singing together for so long, there are many of those connections we’ve made over and over again.”

Good Shepherd I have wandered / Far away unaware / That the goodness 

 I see now / Has always followed me everywhere.

Some years ago, the challenge of facing two concurrent events - financial difficulty due to a career crossroads and a crisis of relapse - ushered into their lives a whirlwind of shame, loneliness, doubt, fear, and uncertainty.  But God showed up in the darkness and displayed, through sometimes unlikely means, that nothing can separate us from His love. Seeing God follow them into their experiences of loss and betrayal has left an indelible mark on their souls.  Though the pain of those events and the subsequent fallout linger, Ben and Marla testify that God’s joy and healing are real. “Make Me Your Own is a monument to God’s faithful pursuit. We offer these songs to you in hope that you can experience God’s joy and healing as well.  Because God chases us with His goodness, we continue to hope.” 

Ben and Marla reside in a small town in South Jersey with their 4 children. Recently, they became part of the MAP CurePack Program, in which performers help spread the word about MAP’s medicine to the audience.

Thank you for joining them in helping to change lives and bring hope for those in need. 

If you have any questions about your monthly support of MAP International's mission, please call Lauren at 470-275-6049.

Thank you for your compassion and support on behalf of the 14 million people we serve. 


 

Upcoming Performances

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Why We Support MAP International

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   Even the poorest among us in the US have a safety net of life-saving medical care for the simplest of things - hospital emergency rooms and urgent care facilities are required to provide treatment to anyone who arrives with a need.  In the developing world there is often no safety net. MAP exists to help provide life saving care to those in our world who need it most. We fundraise for MAP because we want to help them provide that safety net.

    When Paul and Barnabas were commissioned to go preach the Gospel, the other disciples had one request: While you go, remember the poor.  We fundraise for MAP because we want to continue in our ministry and as we do, help the poor.