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An Open Letter: Help Us Raise $10,000!

Dear Pastors and Churches,

Thanks so much for your time and taking just a minute to read this letter. I know you are all very busy and I want to respect your time.

In just a few, short weeks, Restoration Project will be launching a Kickstarter project to fundraise $10,000 to pay for the recording and manufacturing of our next EP series. I would love to have your support and that of your church, and share with you a bit more about what God is doing in and through us.

There are a number of things that your church can do to support our fundraiser, but the one I want to highlight first is simply playing our promotional video during a Sunday morning service.

You can preview our video here: http://youtu.be/2gohvXypEmI 

Please also prayerfully consider other ways your church can help during our 30-day campaign, from August 9th until September 7th, 2013 – everything from highlighting our work in your Sunday bulletin with a flyer, a blurb in your e-newsletter, hosting a hymn-sing, or pledging as a church to our Kickstarter campaign. Also think about other pastors and churches who might be interested in helping out and either pass this info along or provide us with their names and contact info.

We’ve already created a lot of the materials you’d need to help in these ways. Take a look: http://resproj.com/media-kit.

Here’s just a little more about the EP series we’d like to create with the funds we raise:

The “Firm Foundation” series will be a two-album collection of Sunday School hymns with new arrangements and lyrics. Our fresh approach to these songs will give them greater theological depth and clarity and a modern musical feel. Great care is also being taken to preserve most of the original melodies. Songs in this series include: “Jesus Loves Me”, “God is so Good”, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”, “My God is so Big”, and “This Little Light of Mine”. So far, over twenty people from over six different churches have been involved in this album’s production. Learn more at: www.resproj.com/kickstarter.

Thank you so much for your support!

Yours In Christ,

Jay Mathes

What We Believe

We’ve been thinking a lot about why we do what we do as a hymn-writing and hymn-singing group. Here’s what we’ve come up with:

We believe that the public singing of hymns is one of the greatest displays of God’s glory in our world – today and throughout history.

We believe that hymns are an invaluable resource to the modern church.

We believe that singing the hymns of old is an important part of preserving, teaching, and remembering our Christian heritage.

We believe that we have a solemn responsibility and privilege to continue the work of the hymn-writing saints who have gone before us.