Wednesday, February 25, 2015

An Art Book Review!

Hello readers! 
Inspire has had the opportunity to review a book from Blogging for Books all about art. As many of you know, our ministry is based on using our artistic talents to further the kingdom and bring awareness to the horrible issues of Human Trafficking.

The book that we received from them is called "Daily Painting" by Carol Marine. It is filled with tips and images to help you become a better painter by painting "small and often to become a more creative, productive, and successful artist."

a painting of a dancer in the works! *will be for sale soon*

We definitely recommend this book for helpful hints and tricks, as well as tutorials for all types of painters! 

*this review was done in exchange for the free book and all opinions expressed in complete honesty.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#refuestoclick: Free Anna

Hello everyone! We just want to talk a moment to share this video and new campaign from Jefferson Bethke to just say no to pornography. We are behind this initiative 100% to refuse to click. Join in on twitter, youtube, or facebook and spread the word: #refusetoclick.

If you have any thoughts or questions, we'd love to chat! Leave a comment below.


Hello everyone! It has been a few months since the blog was last updated, but have no fear! Inspire is still hard at work. Since we've attended the Women of Purpose conference, we've had the opportunity to do some custom order paintings, paint for a sermon series at Glad Tidings, and attend Festival of the Plates in Maryland.

This semester we hope to raise as much money and awareness for the anti-human trafficking campaign that we, reach out to a few more churches and organizations, and start up our official art website! Exciting things are ahead!

Although the month of January is wrapping up, we just wanted to share the following:

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. 

From January 10-31 Project Rescue will be giving away 5 copies of Courageous Compassion per week autographed by author Dr. Beth Grant. All you have to do is become a ProjectRescue Facebook fan. Winners will be randomly drawn from their fans each day during the business week.

We hope that you continue to keep us in prayer and the ministries themselves. God has been so good to us and we are blessed to be able to give back with our time, talents, and finances. If you feel led to donate artwork, please do not hesitate to email us! If you feel led to donate to Project Rescue itself, click here

God bless.

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!