Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Women of Purpose

This past weekend we had the opportunity to travel to Hershey, Pa to a women's conference called Women of Purpose. It was so much fun! All the proceeds from the art we sold go directly to Project Rescue to help women that have been rescued from human trafficking all around the world. If you'd like to read more about their mission, go here.

We spent the first day meeting people and talking about the ministry and selling a few pieces. The next day we got to sit in on a session and worship with Christy Nockels. It was so powerful, what a voice and heart of worship she has!
At the end of the day before we headed home, we decided to count the money that we had raised. We were so excited to see how much we and to give Project Rescue. Before we counted, we praised God for opening doors. As we counted the money, we praised God for his provision. After we finished counting, we screamed and rejoiced for God's blessing and goodness. We had raised... drumroll please.... $1,115 to donate to help the women that were rescued my Project Rescue receive shelter, clothing, food, and an education. God is soooo good!

We won't lie, this weekend called for a lot of caffeine!
We would be no where without the donations of artwork from students at Valley Forge and without the interest that all those wonderful women had at the conference. Thank you so very much for your prayers and interest in the ministry! We've really seen God's working hand throughout the entire weekend, and throughout the past few months as we see the ministry grow and bring light to the horrors of human trafficking!

In addition to Women of Purpose, Inspire was asked to do a live painting at Glad Tidings, a church in Reading PA. It was to celebrate the CD release concert that they had that night for their new album Our Song Will Rise! It was fantastic and the worship was so authentic and beautiful. The worship team did a great job, as well as all the behind the scenes work done by the staff. This weekend just reminded us how wonderful God is and how great community is when we're all striving to see the same things happen.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Semester Update

Hello everyone!
What an amazing last few weeks it's been, from the ministry fair to the start of an amazing semester, to beautiful fall weather and a really fun turnout at the Art Party last week. We loved seeing all of you there! If you were unable to make it, the next party will be October 24th. Below are a few pictures from last week's event:

In addition, we also wanted to let you know a little story that Project Rescue has recently shared! In their latest newsletter they wrote:

"Sameeksha was sold by her family into a life of sexual slavery out of a desperate attempt to feed the rest of the family. When she was rescued during a government raid, Sameeksha was rejected by her family and four different organizations who were unable to treat her medical needs.

In desperate need of emotional and physical healing, Sameeksha came to one of Project Rescue's affiliated aftercare homes. One night, she prayed, "Jesus, if you're really there, please reveal yourself to me." In that moment, a man dressed in white came to her bedside and talked to her in a comforting and loving voice, assuring her that her life had a purpose. Sameeksha knew that Jesus Himself had appeared to her.

Sameeksha now wants to rescue and restore others like herself who have endured rejection and exploitation. Once a small-framed, delicate and undernourished girl, Sameeksha has grown into a strong young woman, full of joy, grace, and God's love."

As children like Sameeksha prepare for the school year, we are asking you to partner with us to supply 120 children in our Nagpur aftercare home with school supplies. Your gift of $10 provides one child with the supplies they need. If you'd be interested in giving, please click here. In addition, your prayers are greatly appreciated and treasured!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fall 2014

Wow! What a turnout at the ministry fair :)
We had almost 50 people sign up on Thursday to be a part of Inspire and receive our new newsletter, as well as attend art parties and donate their artwork. We are thrilled!

If you were unable to visit our booth or couldn't make it to the fair, please leave your email below in the comments and we'll add you to our mailing list. Don't worry, we won't spam you or fill up your inbox! Just a monthly letter to let you know about events and exciting opportunities to get involved, as well as artist spotlights. We can't wait to get in touch!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Back to School!

Well, it's that time! Back to school!
We are so excited to see returning students to Valley Forge's campus, and meet some new ones too! We hope you all had a lovely summer and look forward to the year ahead.
The ministry fair is September 4th this year and we will be waiting at our booth to see you all. Come say hi and sign up for our monthly email and art parties!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sevenly + Love 146

Hello everyone! Have you ever head of Sevenly? It's this wonderful t-shirt company that teams up with different charities and donates money from their sales to help make a difference in the world! Pretty awesome, if you ask us. (And their shirts are awesome too!) 

This week at Sevenly, your purchase aids the work of Love 146. It provides restorative care for survivors of child sexual exploitation in the US.

Just head on over before the sale is over and check out their great designs! 
Here are a few examples:

Let us know what you think, and if you end up purchasing one! 
If you miss the Sevenly date, head on over to the Love 146 site and get a shirt there!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2013-2014 Meeting With The Grants

Last week our year came to a close as we gave our donation to David and Beth Grant in VFCC chapel service. We were so blessed to raise funds for Project Rescue and are pleased to announce that we made $4,500 for them by selling t-shirts, paintings, and general donations from churches and other groups. We are so thankful for all the support and help that you've all given! God is so good and we cannot wait to see how God uses Project Rescue to help the victims of human trafficking find hope and better lives. Along with our donation, some wonderful girls who helped host Bless With a Dress and Confidence Week raised money to donate too!