Mar 6, 2009

"Global Grace" Art Exhibit

Genet, a pretty girl in green - Ethiopia, 2008.
Photography by John D. Briggs.

A barber shop in India, January 2009.
Photography by John D. Briggs.

Gorgeous child wrapped in purple - Ethiopia, 2008.
Photography by John D. Briggs.

"Global Grace" Exhibit - The Gallery @ Common Grounds
I always look forward to the art exhibit that runs in conjunction with the LW Global Ministry Focus each March. Our church comes alive with color, texture, and cultural flair during these three exciting weeks. Stories are shared of past trips and opportunities are offered for future trips.

John Briggs traveled to Ethiopia (along with his wife, Sandy, and daughter, Lauren) last year and he just returned from India this past January. His camera was always in hand. As a photographer, he desires to capture the people and their spirit through his lens. And he did. The “Global Grace” art exhibit features John’s stunning work and his eye for beautiful composition, texture and color. We are grateful that he would share his images and stories with us.

This edition of “The Heart Behind the Art” is very special. Not only does it include John’s stories from his travels, I invited others to share their stories from mission trips they have experienced. Some stories, in the coming pages, are from the 2009 trips to India and Ethiopia. Others are from previous years. It’s my hope that you will sense the joy expressed and the transformation that is taking place in each person as they share their powerful encounters with the people, their team members, and with our God. Enjoy!

You can pick up your copy of "The Heart Behind the Art" at the Common Grounds Coffee Bar, Living Word Community Church, or read it online by clicking here.

Grace & peace,
deAnn Roe

Director of Creative Arts
717-755-0089 x126

[this exhibit runs from March 8 to April 12, 2008]

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