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TODAY ONLY: FREE DOWNLOAD OF “Complete Willet Discography (2007-2012) in response to South Sudan Crisis


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Dear Willet friends, supporters, and fans,

Lead singer, Jeremy Willet here. As many of you know, we are busy in the studio finishing up the new Willet “Searchlight” Full Length Album set to be released on August 26th, 2014. If you have walked with our ministry over the past few years, you know that our band desires to worship God with more than a song. This is why we have affiliated with a mission-sending organization (New Mission Systems International), advocated on behalf of child sponsorship (Food for the Hungry), traveled to the poorest regions of the world to share The Gospel, and have established a million meal school-feeding program initiative with our partner, Stop Hunger Now. It was in 2012 when we announced our 1 Million Meal School Feeding Program Goal in response to the East Africa Famine. Since then, our meal packing events have expanded to impact school feeding programs in over 20 countries around the world! On April 30th of this year, we packaged the 500,000th meal in our hometown of Westminster, MD! 1/2 WAY THERE! Praise God!

I would like to call a “time-out” from all the hype surrounding our new album, the recording process, upcoming world tour, and music video release to draw attention to a humanitarian crisis happening RIGHT NOW in South Sudan!

After years of violence with Northern Sudan, The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s 193rd country on July 9, 2011. Unfortunately, a political decision late last year resulted in an outbreak of violence, causing over 1 million people to be displaced from their homes. With the increase in population, increased violence, and poor agriculture, The UN is reporting that over 50,000 CHILDREN COULD DIE from this food-shortage, soon to become a “famine”, if there is no response.

I’ll let that sink in for a moment.

50,000 children.

Our partner, Stop Hunger Now already has established contacts on the ground and Willet Meal Packings have already begun to respond to this crisis on 4/26/14 by packing and shipping 10,000 meals! Watch this video about Stop Hunger Now’s involvement with holistic community development in South Sudan: 

Children in South Sudan receiving meals from our partner, Stop Hunger Now.

Children in South Sudan receiving meals from our partner, Stop Hunger Now.

As we continue our 1 Million Meal Goal, we are asking Willet fans to stop and pray in Jesus’ name for the people of South Sudan. In the Bible, we know that Jesus is the ” LIGHT of the world” (John 9:5), but in Matthew 5:14-16, we read “YOU are the light of the world”! The torch has been passed to us! In the dictionary, it says that “darkness is the absence of light”. In John 1:14, The Bible says that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” The LIGHT for a dark world is present amongst us today. It is our responsibility to be a light in dark situations…a “searchlight” if you will. This is worship unto Jesus.

Therefore, as a band, we have decided to give away EVERY WILLET SONG EVER (2007-2012 releases) for ONE DAY ONLY (today) to raise awareness about this crisis. We are encouraging fans to “tip” an amount of your choosing for the download, and when you do, your donation will go towards our 1 Million Meal Goal! Every $1 = 4 nutritious meals! Imagine what The Lord could do if every Willet fan on our email list (over 10,000 subscribers) gave a few dollars?

Click to download and leave a "tip" to support our ONE MILLION MEAL SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM PROGRAM

Click to download and leave a “tip” to support our              ONE MILLION MEAL SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM



With an expecting heart,

Jeremy Willet, Lead singer of Willet

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Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized


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We are excited to release the dates and cities for our 2013 Summer Tour presented by Food For the Hungry. 969073_10152000132938289_765467590_n 

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3.1.12 The Love on the outside Tour

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11.8.11 The 6th Annual Willet Snow On Christmas? Tour

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Posted by on November 8, 2011 in Uncategorized


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11.1.11 Sponsor a child with Willet & FH online!

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9.19.11 Willet returns to Mozambique, Africa w/ Food for the Hungry

On October 17th, 2011, we will be returning to Gorongosa, Mozambique with a team of 10 people from the states to visit our friends in a community where we have been assisting with child sponsorship with our partner Food for the Hungry. We will be joined by our dad Pastor Glen Willet, Jeremy’s wife Kathleen (flying in from Uganda), Willet drummer Tyler Klusmann, former Willet drummer Caleb Douglass, and amazing friends from Maryland, Ron Zepp and Pete & Kim Green.

Since our visit last October, we have seen almost 500 children sponsored from this community through our tour dates in the U.S. THANK YOU!! To sponsor a child with Willet & FH, please click here.

Please join us in prayer as we prepare for this trip. Pray for the many children that still live in extreme poverty. Pray for our missionary friends on the ground that work daily to share the love of Jesus and assist with physical needs. And finally, pray that God would use us in a mighty way during our brief visit in Mozambique for His glory. Enjoy a slideshow of photos from our last Africa trip to our song, “Shelter” off our latest album:

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Posted by on September 19, 2011 in Uncategorized


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6.18.11 Willet Tour Van gets a “make-over” by Food for the Hungry!

Our friends at Food for the Hungry have sponsored our 2011 Tour by wrapping our tour van! They are providing FREE WILLET MUSIC all year long! Give some love back by sponsoring a child today @

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Posted by on June 18, 2011 in Uncategorized


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12.21.10 Over 50 Photos from “The 5th Annual Willet Snow On Christmas? Tour”

Over 50 photos from the “5th annual Willet Snow on Christmas? Tour”! Thanks @katwillet@justinwillet for great photography!

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Posted by on December 21, 2010 in News Update, Road Journal


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2010: Ministry Review & Big Announcement!

Dear friends and ministry supporters, As 2010 comes to a close, we wanted to thank you for your continued support and involvement with Willet. Below is a glimpse of what God did this past year around the world!

2010 Year in Review

• One-month Evangelism concert tour in New Zealand (1,000+ people trusted Jesus!)

• 721 children from Haiti and Mozambique sponsored through Food for the Hungry! (

• Funded full-time missionary (Kathleen Willet) in Haiti as a community development facilitator before and after Haiti Earthquake (

1. Registration of over 3000 children in the sponsorship program

2. Opening of 75 Child Friendly Spaces for 12,000 children

3. Numerous medical clinics for the children in the mountain and PAP areas

4. Numerous visiting medical and other support teams from the US

5. Distribution of food and non-food items to over 5000 children

6. Psychosocial support assessment for over 1200 children for trauma

7. Data-­‐base and reporting documentation for all child program areas

• 250+ USA tour dates in front of over 100,000 people including performances at Lifelight, Alive, Ichthus, Lifest, Parachute and Ignite Festivals.

• Raised funds for 15 clean-water wells in Mozambique

• Led teams to Haiti following January 12th earthquake

• Led team to Mozambique, Africa to adopt 4th community (200+ people trusted Jesus!)

• Released full-length album, “Teeth of a lion, fangs of a lioness” and sold over 2,000 copies

• Published & released new book by Jeremy Willet & Justin Hanneken called, carried. ( Acquired distribution from Amazon & Barnes and Noble. Contributed $5,764 for food aid through Food for the Hungry and USAID matching funds grant from sales of “carried.” book.

• Raised over $3,000 towards Jeremy & Kat Willet’s adoption from Ethiopia, Africa (


Over the past 3 years, we have been developing a program called, The Hunger Strike. After working with our partner, Food for the Hungry, we recognized that the potential impact of the concept we were working with was bigger then just a “youth program”. At the end of this year, we were faced with a decision.

Option 1: Sit back and take a year or 2 off living on 5 years of non-stop touring and record sales

Option 2: Invest our music sales, time, and energy into something to make a difference

Based on the places of extreme poverty that God has sent us to over the past 5 years, the friends that we have made, and the emergency (global food crises) that we have encountered, we knew what we had to do, and chose option 2. Therefore, today, we are pleased to announce that in 2011, we are merging Willet Missions & The Hunger Strike Program into a new organization called The Hunger Strike.

Mission Statement

The Hunger Strike exists to bring the love of Jesus Christ to those living in domestic and international poverty through advocacy, community development, short and long-term missionary support, youth programs, pastoral training and disaster relief. The Hunger Strike was founded by the band, Willet, and is an official partner of Christian relief and development organization, Food for the Hungry.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9

Where we serve

Haiti, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Congo, Bangladesh, Burundi, Guatemala, Uganda, Bolivia, Peru, U.S.A, New Zealand, Bahamas, and Jamaica.

Because of gracious friends and ministry partners, we now have office space in New Windsor, MD. As a band, we still plan to tour the U.S. with over 100 concerts in 2011, as well as many international trips.

*PLEASE NOTE: In 2011, please send all tax-deductible donations payable to: The Hunger Strike.

The Hunger Strike

P.O. Box 176

New Windsor, MD 21776

Coming February 2011: Brand new website, artist program, matching-grant fund, and tour dates. For more information, please visit

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Posted by on December 19, 2010 in Uncategorized


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11.11.10 1st Annual Willet Fundraiser Video

Our friend, Kevin Carmack just completed a short-form film documenting the 1st Annual Willet Fundraiser Video. This film was made for local TV and will air in Maryland later this year.

Watch here:

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Posted by on November 11, 2010 in Uncategorized


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