Hey friends and family, I wanted to send you all a quick message to update you on our situation.
Since arriving in KY at the beginning of the year to take care of my mother-in-law, time has flown. Even with my continued travel schedule, we were still able to spend a great deal of time together as a family focused on helping KC’s mom heal, engaging together as a family and restoring relationships in KY. We are so grateful for the last 8 months here in Louisville.
While we had hoped that this would be a place that we could land long term, we have come to a bit of a crossroad as a family. With my job in Roseville at an end and no consistent work here in Louisville, KC and I made a decision to begin to ask the Lord if there was any options elsewhere that could match our DNA, our passions and our desire to put family first.
Within a week, I had multiple doors open up in Kansas City and, knowing that our hearts have been connected with that city for years, we felt like we needed to explore those options. In doing so, we felt a clear shift for us to head in that direction.
With that being said, we will be moving our family back to Kansas City at the end of this month. There is an opportunity to do many of the things that are on our hearts including a missional community, music endeavors (including mentoring and development) in the christian and secular industry, great schooling for the kids, opportunities for KC to stretch her wings again in the workplace and multiple ministries that we will partner with as a family.
Ultimately, I feel a heavy responsibility to create an environment for my family to thrive in and we feel that the Lord has opened up those things in Kansas City. Often, the path the Lord leads us on is not the one we initially expected. However, we can be sure that whatever happens, God can make good things out of any situation.
To launch some of the things we believe the Lord is asking us to do, we will be raising some financial support while also continuing to work in different areas. This support will not be our only income, but it will help initially supplement our income. This support will enable us to launch a missional community “church” in Kansas City, something the Lord has been speaking to KC and I about for some time, build a discipleship program for musicians and artists, continue to travel teaching on adoration and worship (for free, if the support allows it – which would be my ultimate hope) and be a voice of hope in Kansas City.
You can check that out easy monthly giving options here – www.patreon.com/benwoodward. If you would like to give monthly but would like to do it as a tax deductible donation, please email me and I will let you know how to set that up with our partner 501c3 organization, 1159 Ministries INC.
All in all, this will be a quick transition for us due to the kids schooling and a few other things.
We are so grateful for the relationships we have been a part of over the years and we are excited to continue to build family and see God’s Kingdom expressed wherever the Lord leads us. I will also be officially launching my new website in the next few weeks along with an online study based on my book “You Shall Know The Truth”.
As always, we only desire to be led by the Holy Spirit in all things. Please continue to keep us in your prayers during this transition.
If you have any questions please call me or shoot me a message, I would be happy to chat with you, pray with you and partner with you to see Jesus magnified in your life!
Love you all,
Ben, KC, Eliana, Cohen and Paisley Woodward