Writing by Molly Kate Skaggs
Photography by Sydnee Mela
Hello Family and Friends!
I am still in crazy awe over how this fundraiser has been so incredibly blessed. Wednesday, March 2nd at 9:25am marked the end of our incredible 30 day journey together. My phone was buzzing and flashing with the notification of new donations even till the very end that morning. It was unreal. I will never grow tired of saying this because a blessing like this deserves a million, trillion more: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
With a support team of 318 people who have sown in to this fundraiser, we not only have all the money we need to pay for the album, but we also met our first tier stretch goal as well! Our entire community is undone and overwhelmed by the kindness and goodness of the Lord through the love, support, and generosity on such gorgeous display through all of you. I say again: we could not have done any of this without Him or all of you. Partnership is a precious thing; help is a tremendous gift. You have communicated such joyful support to not only me but our entire community. Thank you for believing in us and to the Dream in which we are giving our whole lives.
I fully believe in the ancient principle of sowing and reaping, and I want to say to you all that you have sown beautiful seeds into really good ground. And I believe with all of my heart that all of you -- whether it was through your seeds of money, seeds of messages and texts with love and encouragement, seeds of helping me spread the word and rally others to partner with us -- YOU WILL see a beautiful return and bountiful harvest of good fruit from what you joyfully sacrificed and gave. And just like it has been for me and our whole community, I believe that it will shock, amaze and astound you...because that is how unbelievably good our Father is!
I will continue to update you all on the progress and process of this wonderful album project in these coming weeks and months. I can tell you this: last week was the week I tracked all the core piano parts for each song, and boy howdy....WHAT AN AMAZING WEEK IT WAS: challenging, stretching, full of humility and growth and exultation of the heart. All the things one can only hope to expect when making their first album (or any work of art, really). I have often heard that making art is a gift from God so that the heart can process and become healed and made whole. I have also heard that making art is less about the product we will produce and more about WHO we are becoming through the process. And I am finding this to be true more with each day spent down in our studio with my brothers. What a joy and gift to be so loved by God!
I have received so many personal messages and words of encouragement from so many of you, and feel covered and loved by the Lord through them all. Thank you so much for continuing to partner and walk with me in this process. I need it! So much love and blessings to you all!
Love, Molly Kate