by Rachel Sawyer
NEVER live like you are too old, too young, too (fill in the blank) to do the Lord's work. Joy J. doesn't! A 10 year old from Arkansas, Joy created a ministry called "Art from the Heart" in 2014 in which she raises funds, collects art supplies and ships them around the world to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to do art in their homes. Makarios kids are SO HAPPY that Joy didn't let her youth prevent her from her mission - to share art everywhere, especially in impoverished and war stricken areas!
Over the summer months, art packs were shipped to the Makarios Austin office and then packed into suitcases for several of our mission teams to bring over (shipping is $$$$!). Last month, the Art from the Heart packs were distributed, and let these happy faces tell the rest of the story . . . .
Here is our unpolished yet very heartfelt thank you from some of the younger Makarios students from the community of Chichigua - with a little help and coaching from Makarios principal Laurie Majcher.
Thank you, Joy J., Art From the Heart, and all those that partnered to send art supplies to Makarios kids in the Dominican Republic! We know you are just getting started and we have been blessed to be on the receiving end of such kindness!
If you are as touched as we are by this ministry, visit Art from the Heart of Joy on their facebook page and send them some encouragement, consider partnering with them or contact them about other mission organizations that you may know that would like to have their students blessed. Thanks for your heart, Joy!