Bryan Olesen, founder and lead sing of Christian pop/rock band VOTA, decided to take a risk with the band's new album by giving it away. Yes, you heard it right, they are giving their album away for free.
VOTA wanted to do something different, creative and meaningful with this album. That's why they are giving it away - hoping to draw attention to the tragedy that is happening at the border of Nepal and India where traffickers are taking young children across and selling them to brothels. At the same time, they hope to raise funds for this cause.
Bryan has always had a desire in his heart to use whatever talents he has to advance God's kingdom. So this falls right into the picture. As a band, they realised that they are giving their music to their fans. Not everybody is going to have the same heart for it. So whatever they have decided to do, it needs to be something simple and tangible. Thus the border stations were the best way to stop the trafficking. Their goal was to sponsor 5 border stations for 5 years. These stations have guards who are trained to catch the traffickers and to date, the border stations have saved hundreds of children from a tragic fate.