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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The auction has ended and below are a list of the winners!

Melissa and I did a random drawing of all the bidders for a free piece of my art work in 8x10" size. This person can either ask for a print of a preexisting work or may request a specific theme of their own hearts desire. I wrote down all the names and numbered them. I gave Melissa the amount of bidders and she input to random.org, the winner came up as Tina! So extra congratulations to you Tina! What will it be???
The Kindness of The Lord, by:Claire

Africa Loves America and Jesus, by:Emmanuel

Sunny Thoughts, by:Joan

Communication, By: Julius

King of Kings, by: Elisha

I love Destiny Africa, by: Haslam

Free African Children, by: Michael

Spiritual Gifts, By: Alex

Love God, By: Percy

When I grow Up, By: Noah

I Love The Lord, By: Patients 

God Loves the World, By: Mary Phiona

Lion Of Judah, By: David

Monkeying Around, By: Sylvia

I Love Africa My Mother Land, By: Gilbert 

Maria Monica, by Maria- Monica

Beauty of God's Creation, By: Dorothy

Tree of Life, By: Emmanuel

Nature is Awesome, By: Marium
Windows to Uganda, By:Shivan

Please email if you aren't sure about your bid amounts. Remember if you are not picking up your painting in person you need to write a check out in the amount of 36.00 to me(Susan Burgess) for shipping and handling. Email me for my address and any other information you might need please at arttage@yahoo.com. I will not be keeping any extra proceeds from this amount if there is any extra it too will go to Destiny Africa. Please be sure to send the checks for your bid amounts to me as well but those should be written out to;
NDE USA
(Nations Discipleship
Enterprise, USA)

All paintings have been bid upon!!!!

God is soooooooooooooooooooo good! Thank you Lord for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful cause, my hope is renewed! Seriously folks I have not felt this inspired or fulfilled in like forever! Ever since I was a young girl I have wanted to be a missionary to Africa. I remember telling someone I knew when I was in college from my past and she said you "HOLMES" never! I thought about that and said to myself she's right I am not worthy. I still had a heart for Africa though and even got to visit an Island off its coast while stationed in Italy in the USAF.
 Life went on things happened , I got married had children and physical and mental illnesses, and although I still had this heart for Africa I thought my desire must be for not. Whenever I saw the tv commercials of starving children in Africa I could not even bare it or to stay on the channel. I would always ache and cry for those beautiful children with the big eyes and the tiny naked hungry bodies.
   Life went on and I turned 50, and thought God could never make me into a missionary now, it's too late for me. Then stuff started happening, stuff, the Holy Spirit of God kind of stuff! I started to attend a bible study where they laid healing hands upon me.   Another lady named Julie and my sweet friend Tina came to my home and again laid healing hands upon me while praying a special prayer one I had never heard before. One in which I am to reject what was meant for evil on me and to claim only what was meant for good. I felt His spirit move in me.
  Meanwhile I was taking the LIFE BOOK 2013 CLASS with Tam Laporte. My artwork was making strides but more then that, I was being inspired in ways as never before on how to reach others through healing and art, through God's love and how He gifted me.
  Last weekend I met a man named Arnold, a man 600 children call Daddy! He is the founder of Kampala Children's Centre, and an amazing man for God love and His vision for "THE GREAT COMMISION"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My dear husband who is usually a shy man asked Arnold for his testimony of how he came to know JESUS. We all listened as this man gave an enthralling testament to how God has changed and led his life. One thing that really impressed upon my heart was when he said Jesus touched him and when He did He let him know he was damaged. YES FOLKS WE ARE ALL DAMAGED AND IT IS THROUGH THIS DAMAGE OTHERS CAN SEE GOD'S GLORY IN OUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!
  I am damaged, I receive His healing whenever He wants to pour it onto me but I am damaged, and through this weakness God's love is so strong. All my life I was damaged and no one thought I could do anything  of much value, not even me, and the truth is because of this damage I can not, but through His love and guidance, through His grace and forgiveness we can all do mighty things. Things that matter, things that have eternal significance. So today I want to thank you all for this wonderful support for seeing through my damaged self and for being able to see God's vision. Not just for the children of Africa but for all the souls on earth, I pray we make a difference, and I thank God He gave me a renewed purpose. Amen

One painting remains without a bid!

 I sure hope someone takes this special challenge and bids on the one lonely child's painting.

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