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Very excited about the original songs that will be on my 4th full studio project. Pre-order your copy today!

I’m getting ready to go back into the studio in Nashville with my friend and producer, Jamie Slocum, to record my 4th CD project. I’m very excited, but I need your help! 

My husband, John, and I have totally bankrolled my ministry and my last 3 CD projects. We know without a doubt that this is God’s calling and purpose for my life, so we are doing all we can to be faithful to that calling.  However, sometimes in ministry work I don’t get paid, plus starting up a new ministry takes lots of capital, and because of that we are tapped out. The well has run dry!  We need YOU to help make this CD project a reality. 

The music business has changed dramatically, and independent artists like me are now relying on their fans to help get their music out to the world. So here I am, humbling myself and asking YOU to help me get this music recorded and available so it can do its work, touch people’s lives and hearts.

I've been working for a couple of years now on the songs for this project, and   many of you have been asking me where you can download or buy them.  I’ve had to tell you over and over again that they aren’t recorded yet but will be soon.  Now is the time to make that happen!  My songs are important to my speaking ministry as well because music has the ability to touch people's hearts like nothing else can.

I realize $20,000 sounds like a ton of money, and it is, so let me break it down for you. First of all, studios are extremely expensive. Then you have to pay each of the incredible session players who will help bring these songs to life, the engineer, the producer, the mixing, the mastering, etc. Then I have to get the CD's physically produced, which involves artwork and design and the actual duplication itself, so as you can see, the list goes on and on.  

If we end up raising more than our goal (which would be WAY cool!), the extra money will be used for promotion and trying to get my songs on the radio. Radio is a great way for me to expand my ministry to other areas of the country. The Prayer of Jabez at work! I feel the push to reach out to new, diverse communities and radio is a great way for me to do that.

I would be thrilled if you would consider donating to this project at any level. I’ve got some fun packages that I’ve put together, including a house concert, a dinner party, and I’ll even write a song just for you. If you can’t help out financially and would like to join my prayer ministry, that would be awesome. I’m a huge prayer warrior, and I’d be honored if you would join my team through your prayers for this project and my ministry in general. 

When I started music ministry 6 ½ years ago, I had no idea what it was going to look like, how exactly God was going to use me. It's taken time to figure all of that out and I've taken some detours every now and then, gone down some proverbial rabbit trails, but right now I feel very focused and ready to move forward.  I'm excited about sharing these songs and my message of hope, love and grace with a hurting world. 

A special thank you to Tim Poppen who did my video for me.  Tim has been a huge supporter of my ministry, plus he's just a great guy!

This IS the future of music, independent artists need our fans to help our music survive.  Along that line, please feel free to share this link with others.  I would really appreciate your help spreading the word.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!  Blessings and love!

Jill

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    You will be listed as an executive producer on the CD jacket! Plus you'll receive the CD's listed above and the butterfly tote bag and necklace.

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    $500 off a purchase of $1,500 or more from Miller Brothers Furniture (gee, wonder how I pulled that one off!). Plus you'll receive the CD's listed above and be listed as an executive producer on the CD jacket.

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    House concert! I'll come to your home and do a concert in the comfort of your living room. You can invite as many friends as you like. Plus you'll receive all the CD's listed above and be listed as an executive producer on the CD jacket.

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    I'll write you a song! Have a special birthday or anniversary or just want to surprise someone you love with a special gift, I'll put your sentiment into a song just for him/her. I do silly songs too. Plus you'll receive the CD's listed above and be listed as an executive producer on the CD jacket.

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    I'll give you my youngest son! (He's 17, so you probably don't want him). Just kidding! You or someone of your choosing can be a star. Be in a music video with me. How fun is that! You can dance like Justin Bieber (or not!). We'll make it fun. Plus you'll receive the CD's listed above and be listed as an executive producer on the CD jacket.

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