Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rod Burton Partners with Compassion International

HOMEWOOD, Ill. – (June 3, 2010) – Popular soloist Rod Burton recently partnered with Compassion International – a ministry designed to benefit children in poverty stricken nations.

Compassion International is an evangelical Christian child development ministry dedicated to helping children in need around the world. Compassion's programs help release children from poverty in Jesus' name and enable them to become responsible, fulfilled adults.

Compassion equips children for the future by providing for their core needs - spiritual, physical, economic and social. By working with the local church, Compassion's program offers educational opportunities, health care and health-related instruction, supplemental nutrition, if needed, life-skills training and opportunities to hear about and respond to the gospel.

“Compassion International was an easy organization for us to partner with,” mentioned Rod Burton. “We believe in this organization and what they are doing around the world. We look forward to working with them for a very long time.”

Rod and his wife Kelly will be traveling to Columbia this August with Compassion International to meet their sponsored child Jhordan.

“We are so excited about meeting Jhordan,” said Rod. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and we can’t thank Compassion enough for allowing us this chance.”

To find out more information on Compassion International, visit

Rod recently announced the release of his debut recording for New Hope Music Productions – The Difference. The Difference was produced by Grammy-winning engineer Adrian Payne and co-produced by Rod’s longtime friend and talented session musician Jason Webb. This recording is the first release for the newly formed New Hope Music Productions – a recording company opened by Burton and Darrell Webb earlier this year.

The Difference is now available to purchase online or at live events. For more information on the new recording, visit .

Fans are encouraged to visit Rod’s MySpace at Rod’s ShoutLife can be found at

About Rod Burton
Rod Burton is one of Southern Gospel’s most popular soloists. Described by family and friends as an interesting cross between big city businessman and down-home country boy, Rod is winning over fans all across the country. His current single is the Singing News Top 80 hit “Take a Stand.”

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