Sunday, July 31

Art for Alabama

You all know about the terrible tornadoes that tore thru the state of Alabama.  We have family and friends that live in Alabama.  I was so thankful to know that everyone was ok, as well as their belongings.  Many were not so fortunate though.  I was talking to Mandy Dexheimer about it one day and she mentioned a friend she knew that was going to help cut down trees.  We were thinking of ways our house church could help from afar.  She came up with a fabulous idea!  She and her husband donated all of her left over bisque/paint/equipment/etc from a paint your own pottery place she used to own.  So we had ART FOR ALABAMA.  People signed up for time slots and paid a one time flat fee to paint the piece of their choice (which if you have ever done that know that this was an awesome deal!).  ALL the proceeds went to families in need in Alabama.  We raised $1200 to send to my friend Rachel, who has used it to take care of those in need.  Our house church was so awesome to step up and do this!  Especially Mandy for the idea and all her time and resources.  And thanks to God for his moving in Mandy to get this going!
 Mrs. Compton and Hannah
 Madison and Nathan
 Tara and her baby girl

 Kids room:  Emma and Josh toler, Lisa Toler, Daisy, Olivia Phillips and Madison Compton

 Hannah and Allison

 Andrea and Jackson (and Super Man)
 Madison gettin' super artsy with her toothbrush holder :)
 Holly and Cora painting a pink pig

 (that's Mandy in the red tank)
 Jeanne Collette, Jenn McGraw, Sutton Collette, and Debbie Barckhausen
 me and jenny with the bisque!
 melissa and her friend

jenn and allison

1 comment:

Kristy said...

It's so nice to see how God works in people. Thanks to you and your friends. My hometown of Cordova was completely destroyed. It broke my heart when I first saw it. My nephew's house was completely destroyed. God is good though. It has changed our town and community. God bless you!