I never know where an album is going when I start out. Songs often come from nowhere, only to find that I've been carrying the thought for years and this album is no different. After the 2015 release of "Songs We Carry", God gave us a new story to carry as a family and it opened us wide to the impact of anxiety and unconfessed fears, which chased us back to the waiting arms of our heavenly Father, Christian community and the Hope of Christ.
I'm excited to share these songs with the world and creating concert and worship moments that are vulnerable enough to confess our weaknesses and in them, find the hope and healing that our emotional and spiritual pain is screaming for. To celebrate God's grace strengthening us to get off the mat, giving us a hope that as long as we stand in this ring, we are never alone and that God really and truly does work "Everything For Good" of those who love him. We've got ten tracks and a number of them are finished and ready to ship to backers! Here's what we're planning in no set order yet
1. Give Me Jesus
2. A Mighty Fortress (For the Ages)*
3. Through Christ
4. Singing Over You*
5. Everything For Good*
6. You Are Amazing (Acoustic remix)
7. In the Waiting (O Come Emmanuel)*
8. You Made a Place for Me (Acoustic/Family Church version)*
9. They Will Know We Are Christians
10. You Made a Place for Me
(* songs included in the immediate download)
Your financial help and support will help make this album and these songs available to your world. We'll be able to finalize the music, get copies printed, work with distribution to get it out to Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc... Supporting this project will help breathe life into a story that will comfort and encourage, challenge and inspire people who are also in a season where they are trying to get up after being knocked down.
I'd love to have you walk with us on this final leg of creating an album that will help craft music that will echo the long held Christian prayer - "You may have this whole world, give me Jesus!"
Thank you for partnering with us!!
Risks and challenges
This is a busy season in the Westendorf household with Senior year graduation, 8th grade confirmation/graduation, and an upcoming severe weather season. We have a window to get this project finished up, but we really need to make the push these next two months.
The risk in a Kickstarter is honestly that people will wait or assume they can get the music later when it's all done. While that's true, if you want to support this, but figure you've got time, the reality is that if we don't reach the goal, the whole project fails, and we have to start over and that likely will mean a delay in the album much later into 2019.
If we're able to see this project fully funded, the timing looks good for a June release of the album AND, as a stretch goal - if we get to $2,500 we will be able to have bonus content as well with at least one more song that we currently don't have the budget for.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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