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Power of the Paint Brush

May 27, 2013 by admin

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“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.” Colossians 3:23

Empowering Lives International delights in pairing up ministry needs with ministry gifts. Each year as our Team, Professional Volunteer, and Intern season rolls around we pour over applications, praying about how God might use the talents of visitors to further His kingdom.

How can one minister with a paint brush? Currently ELI is hosting Sarah Ackerley, a Professional Volunteer who really knows how to use this tool beyond what most of us can do! As an illustrator of children’s books, Sarah has been integrating her love of art, children, and Jesus into her ministry activities in the village of Kipkaren, Kenya.

Educating orphans and vulnerable children is a special task and ELI’s Brook of Faith Academy staff wanted to transform the nursery school classroom into an inviting place, something that matched the enthusiasm and love that the teacher, Mrs. Chebii, lavishes on the children. Partnering with Sarah and her creative talents, this once drab classroom has become a place that invites the children into a learning adventure. With “Noah’s Ark” as a theme, Sarah has used her paintbrush to inspire kids to seek Him! The results are amazing….a true Colossians 3:23 expression of a talent!

How might God be asking you to apply your talents in Kingdom building activities? If you’d like to explore a service opportunity as a Professional Volunteer or Intern, click here for more details.

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Categories: Education Vulnerable Children