Matt Maher & Friends: Love Reaches Everywhere

Date(s) - October 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Chandos Pattison Auditorium

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An inspirational night of music to uplift your spirit and feed your soul!

About this event

Join Mary’s Meals for an evening of celebration and captivating stories, featuring nine time GRAMMY nominee and three time GMA Dove Award winner, Matt Maher along with best-selling author, CNN Hero award recipient, founder and Global CEO of Mary’s Meals, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow.

This inspiring night of music will uplift your spirit and feed your soul, while also discovering the work of Mary’s Meals and our mission to feed millions of the world’s poorest children in their place of learning. Hear engaging stories of hope and resilience, of lives touched and transformed, demonstrating that love really does reach everywhere.

“Worship music paints with broad strokes for large groups of people, that stem from intimate stories and experiences; the challenge, as a creator, is to somehow let the former come out of the latter.” Matt Maher

Since his major label debut in 2008, Matt Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. He has garnered multiple radio successes, writing and recording songs such as his Top 5 CCLI song Lord, I Need You and the chart-topping radio singles Because He Lives (Amen) and Alive & Breathing. With career album sales of more than 600,000 units to date, Maher was awarded RIAA Platinum certification for Lord, I Need You and RIAA Gold certification for Hold Us TogetherAll the People Said Amen, and Because He Lives (Amen). He’s released ten studio albums, including his 2017 Grammy nominated album Echoes, and his first Christmas Album and children’s book, both titled The Advent of Christmas.

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Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow OBE is founder and CEO of Mary’s Meals. In 1992, during the Balkan conflict, Magnus and his brother Fergus were so moved by the scenes on television that they took a week’s leave from their jobs, loaded a jeep with aid and joined a convoy travelling to Medjugorje, in Bosnia, to distribute it. On their return, donations continued to flood in resulting in Magnus eventually driving from Scotland to Bosnia a total of 23 times to deliver vital supplies. He never returned to his old job and instead set up a registered charity, named Scottish International Relief (SIR).

During a trip to Malawi in 2002, Magnus met with a family whose predicament was to spark a change in not only his own life, but in the lives of thousands of others. Lying on the floor of a hut was a mother named Emma, who was dying of AIDS. Her six children were gathered around her and Magnus asked the eldest, Edward, what it was that he hoped for from life. “To have enough to eat and to be able to go to school one day,” was his answer. Edward’s words inspired a mission to bring hungry children to school by providing Mary’s Meals.

Working with like-minded people and in partnership with some of the world’s poorest communities, Magnus leads a mission that lets children all over the world know they matter. From starting out feeding just 200 children in southern Malawi in 2002, the charity now works with communities in 20 countries to provide meals for more than 2.2 million children every school day – cooked and served by local volunteers.

In 2010, Magnus was praised as a CNN hero for his role in founding and leading Mary’s Meals and, in April 2015, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Magnus’ first book, The Shed That Fed A Million Children, reached the UK’s prestigious Sunday Times bestseller list immediately after its release. His second book, GIVE: Charity and the Art of Living Generously, is also published by HarperCollins and currently available in hardback and audiobook formats. Magnus’ first book has been fully updated as The Shed That Fed 2 Million Children and was published by HarperCollins on 30 September 2021.

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