Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 14, 2010.

Update #5

Back from Ethiopia!

Hello dear backers!

We have made it home and are just starting to feel as though we've landed. Our travels to Ethiopia were so incredible. The culture and the people were uplifting and inspiring. So much happened in such a short amount of time. When it came time to leave, it seemed as if we had just arrived. We made dear friends and learned so much.

The people there are so vibrant and though it may appear they have very little, it seems their lives are unbelievably full. Their eyes are shining and their smiles are portals to another dimension! We have so much to learn from their graciousness and their humble hearts.

Education is such an important part of Ethiopian culture! We found ourselves surrounded by incredible minds. The students in the schools are brilliant and it was such an honor to work with them. They welcomed us like kings and queens and taught us so much in our short visits there. The schools that we are raising money to build will help so many. These communities are full of intelligent hard working people and their beautiful children. I am so excited for these students and teachers to have more classrooms to learn in. The communities were excited too. They greeted us with a celebration that may never be topped in our lifetime.

We got to meet and see incredible musicians in Addis. We were lucky enough to jam and sit in with some of them too. We are full of new sounds and inspirations, now we just have to put it all into song. We're really excited to begin this part of the process and have been home writing and recording demos for our band all week. We'll begin recording the album on February 7th!!! So soon!!!

Thank you again for supporting this project. We have already been inspired beyond our own expectations and we could not have done it without your help. What a great gift.

A few quick details! We need your mailing address' to send you your rewards. We wont be sending them for quite awhile, but we want to make sure when we've got goods we can get them to you~ Also some of your payments were declined... I'm not sure why. Let us know if we can do anything on our end to right those payment errors!

Thanks again everyone,

We'll keep you posted on our progress!

Love,

May and Seth

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      Creator Lisa Benjamin and Tyler Hesterhagen on October 19, 2011

      Lisa Benjamin
      5891 S 365 E
      Rushville, IN 46173

      Sorry if this is a duplicate, but we're so excited!! :)

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      Creator Laura Sayen on October 19, 2011

      Laura Sayen
      855 N. Oakley Blvd.
      Unit 1
      Chicago, IL 60622

      Thank you!

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      Creator Julie Weeks on October 19, 2011

      Julie Weeks
      13601 S Beaver Pond Road
      Empire MI 49630

      Thanks for the reminder message to send my address. I don't remember getting a "survey" msg from Kickstarter, though.

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      Creator Katie Olender on May 8, 2011

      Katie Olender (work address)
      1617 John F Kennedy Blvd., Suite 900
      Philadelphia PA 19103

      Glad it went so well! Can't wait to hear the new songs!!

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      Creator Chelsey Egolf on April 1, 2011

      Chelsey Egolf
      898 Four Mile Rd. NW
      Apt. 3D
      Grand Rapids MI 49544

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      Creator Kate on March 28, 2011

      Kate & Justin Bassett
      6738 Forest Way
      Harbor Springs, MI 49740
      loved the show at the Ark on Thursday, our 11 year old son especially enjoyed his first ever concert. Great new songs! thanks for all you do!

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      Creator Aubrey Ann Parker on March 17, 2011

      722 Forest Avenue
      PO Box 122
      Frankfort, MI
      49635

      Can't wait!

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      Creator Pastor Justin A. Grimm on February 25, 2011

      Justin Grimm
      PO Box 249
      Lake Ann, MI 49650

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      Creator Carl on February 8, 2011

      Carl Evans
      39768 Village Wood Cir
      Novi, MI 48375

      can't wait to hear what your amazing trip inspired!

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      Creator Kari Walker on February 1, 2011

      Kari and Roberta Walker
      5915 Sunrise Drive
      Ypsilanti, Mi 48197
      Happy to support such a worthy cause. We see that you are coming to the Ark soon. Would you like to stop over for an early vegetarian dinner? - Roberta - rcrwalker@Comcast.net

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      Creator David and Susan Langenes on February 1, 2011

      David & Susan Langenes
      2112 NE 13th Ave
      Portland, OR 97212
      Proud of you guys!

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      Creator Erin Quinn on January 31, 2011

      Erin Quinn
      1741 Lawrence Street
      Eugene, OR 97401
      Thank you for this wonderful update!

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      Creator Kim Bigard on January 31, 2011

      Kim Bigard
      754 E. Denver Rd.
      Rosebush, MI 48878

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      Creator Jeffrey Neal on January 31, 2011

      Jeffrey Neal
      c/o Terrapin World Wide Imports
      237 S. Kalamazoo Mall
      Kalamazoo Mi. 49007
      Cheers... and welcome home guys!!! Looking forward to seeing you soon. Salama, Jeff

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      Creator Lidia Hayhurst on January 30, 2011

      Lidia Hayhurst
      421 Mac Lane
      North Muskegon, MI
      49445
      May your light and goodness continue to make the world a better place...Glad you guys are home safely :)

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