I just saw this posted and thought it was well worth sharing. (Jacob via Tessa via Hannah.)
Yesterday afternoon, my friend/co-worker/room mate decided to send a facebook message to Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons. She didn’t expect a response.
Hannah Jones September 19 at 4:27pm
I expect you get 4 billion emails from fans, so here’s another to add to the collection.
On July 11 2010, my friend, Nate Henn, was killed by a terrorist bomb attack in Kampala, Uganda. He was the only American casualty. I’d just spent the last 5 months of my life touring around the USA with him, spreading the story of Africa’s longest running conflict. We both were full time volunteers with Invisible Childrenhttp://www.invisiblechildren.com/ and he was in Uganda with our friend, Innocent.
I just wanted you to know that your music has been incredibly healing, and his tribute video uses ‘Timshel’.
I wish you could have some understanding of how much your music has healed our hearts after this loss. Mumford and Sons have helped us through this heartache, and for that I will be ever grateful. In fact, a bunch of us are coming up to see you all play in LA next month. I saw you play at the Eden Project and it was wonderful. I can’t wait to see you again.
This is just an email to encourage, so I hope if you read it, it did just that. You’re doing incredible things through your music.
Thank you over and over. Please take 5 minutes to watch the video if you want… it’s very, very well made. And it’s incredible.
Thank you again.
Benjamin Lovett September 19 at 4:48pm
I will be praying for Nate tonight, and for you.
I cannot imagine what you have gone through and watching this video as I sit in my kitchen in the still of night has blindsided me. I wish I’d met this man. The initiative looks incredible and I hope it continues in Nate’s spirit.
As for our music, we our just vehicles, as Nate was with his work, and thanking us I feel is misplaced.
Thanks be to God.
And Peace be with you.