When we launched our campaign 30 days ago, we knew the target was a very ambitious target - out of the 35k successfully funded projects, only 394 were over $100k. But it was what we believed we needed to get this project off the ground. Unfortunately, we did not make it to our goal. But we have been so completely blown away by the generosity of friends, family, small group members and total strangers alike. People who have been tweeting, emailing friends and doing everything they can to help us spread the word.
We finished at just a little bit shy of $70k, which itself is amazing. The outpouring of enthusiasm, the messages of prayer and support, the people trying to find ways to support us in addition to the pledge have all been way above and beyond what we'd expected, and we're so grateful for it! While there is a certain disappointment in not reaching our goal, this process has been an amazing journey for us - to feel God's calling, and fling ourselves at it despite the odds, and having to learn to totally trust and depend on him...and learn a dependence that is not conditional on a successful outcome, but depending on him regardless of circumstance.
If this is your first time pledging to kickstarter, projects that don't meet their goal don't receive any of the funds. So your pledge won't actually be deducted from your account. If you're wondering "Man, I wonder what other good, uplifting Christian project I can support instead?", I would highly recommend you consider making a pledge to Linsanity: The Movie. They just launched their kickstarter campaign yesterday. I had the good fortune of seeing a screening of it recently, and it is an amazing and inspiring film, and it's clear to see God's hand moving throughout Jeremy's life in ways that only God can.
Thank you guys again from the bottoms of our hearts! The best thing to come of this is the overwhelming sense of encouragement and gratitude we have for all of your generosity and support!!