Art Ministry Donations

Happy weekend! Happy fall! Happy... oh, just happy day! I’m a huge fan of gratitude journaling for many reasons, but number one is how it keeps you focused on the good, no matter what seems to be brewing around you. Focusing on the good keeps HOPE alive! So even if your stuck in the muck, just throw up a quick “thanks for waking me up today”.

OK, now to the point of this update for some of my favorite persons ever, YOU! The art ministry portion to HOPEfully Handmade is looking for donations for the upcoming year. As you may or may not know, I work with kids and adults in many different platforms and I believe art is a profound way to connect to God and allow his healing to work in you. Whether it’s painting, sculpting, writing or music, the arts allow you to rest your mind from the distractions deliberately placed in front of us. 

As part of my personal healing journey, the Lord spent time teaching me how to use everyday, ordinary things to create with my hands what my heart was feeling. It’s an honor and a blessing to be able to pass this along to the wonderful souls I get to encounter everyday! No need for a big budget. No need to have ‘top of the line’ supplies. All you need is exactly what you have! 

So, do you HAVE anything to spare? I’m looking for odds and ends that may seem of no use to you: Altoid tins, missing puzzle and game pieces, old Christmas and birthday cards or old composition books (even ones that are half or mostly used!). With the start of the school year, many programs will be starting for the younger generations. 

If you think you have items like these or craft supplies you’re not using, I ask you to prayerfully consider donating them for the youth groups. Donations will help offset the cost of supplies which hopefully allow more children and teens to be able to experience this particular movement in the Kingdom. 

I look forward to updating you throughout the year on the growth of these amazing young humans! 


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