Thank you, Paul Morrison
One of our newest Compassion Ambassadors, singer/songwriter Paul Morrison, has teamed up with Compassion to bless children living in poverty this Christmas and we couldn’t be happier.
02 Dec, 2015
Musician. Radio presenter. Chaplain. Husband. Father. These are all titles Paul Morrison can claim. But there’s a new one to add to the list: Compassion Ambassador.
To celebrate this wonderful partnership, when Paul released his third album, Crazy Days, in November 2015, he made the generous decision for all proceeds from album sales at the launch to go towards Compassion Australia. He will continue to give a significant portion of CD sales and proceeds from future gigs to Compassion.
After supporting Compassion by sponsoring children for nearly 20 years with wife Rebecca, Paul came up with the idea to do something a bit different.
“I’m a singer/songwriter. I love writing music and leveraging it to do good,” says Paul. “I thought maybe I can do something with one of my favourite charities: Compassion.”
“I love to connect [my music] to something that’s bigger than me. I certainly believe that the work of Compassion and helping children get out of poverty is a way bigger cause.”
Born and bred in country Western Australia, Paul grew up in a Christian home, and, after making the personal decision to follow Jesus at the age of 16, began writing his own songs, using his sister’s guitar. Three solo albums later, he is passionate about using his skills to help those less fortunate.
Paul has previously written songs to raise over $55,000 to build a school for 500 students in Cambodia in 2010, and again in 2012 with the West Coast Eagles, where he is club chaplain.
And with the release of Crazy Days, his giving heart continues.
“I hope it will motivate people and bless them,” says Paul. “It’s a great synergy to be able to get my music out there and heard while blessing the people who are blessing a charity I believe in.”
With seven sponsored children and the goal to reach 10, Paul is passionate about the work of Compassion and doesn’t even think about the sacrifice.
“If you don’t think about the cost, and think ‘My heart really wants to do this,’ God makes up the difference,” says Paul.
“I think if I have a bad day here in Perth with all of my first world problems, at least [on] that day my giving is making a difference in ways that really matter.”
Paul Morrison spends his time as chaplain of the West Coast Eagles, hosting his breakfast radio show on 98five FM, rocking out with the Still Band, and meeting various singing and speaking engagements with a passion to encourage Australian men.
Words by Monique Wallace