By Lori Vafiades
We find that a lot of people who are in recovery are very creative. We’ve never gone looking for artists. They walk in the door. We just want God to bring them.
We love to have the artists here who are in process. Life as an artist can be lonely. We can be an avenue for them to have money and have relationship.
We don’t mind art being about your journey and some parts of our journey are really painful. We don’t want art that celebrates dark. But if you’re going through dark and you’re coming into the light, it’s about hope.
Paraclete associate Lori Vafiades uses her art shop and art lessons to speak to and advocate for the hearts of artists, many recovering from trauma and abuse. We’ve highlighted her art ministry in this story on Paraclete’s Web site.
Learn more about how to give to support her work here. https://www.paraclete.net/associate/lori-vafiades/
Her store—all from local Colorado Springs artists—is a great place to Christmas shop online this year. Five percent of the sale price of every item supports under-resourced families. Visit: https://www.sanctuaryinspiredgoods.com
Are you looking for a mission agency with a “come alongside” culture that allows you to shape your own ministry? Want to learn more about serving with Paraclete?