Mylinda is a pastoral artist and trainer. Serving as a global consultant for Training Through Restorative Arts, she partners with IM colleagues, national church leadership and social change organizations to seek justice, healing and transformation through restorative art and creative expression. Compelled by Jesus’ prayer that the kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven, Mylinda creates spaces where servant leaders and those who do the hard work of rescue, relief and restoration can be nurtured and renewed. As sinner and saint, she sees beauty in broken places, wonder in wounded people and life in loving God and others.
Mylinda writes – What’s coming up that you can support with prayer?
*Currently, I am preparing for a mission team of 3 women from Olympia First Baptist Church to join me on a hurricane recovery trip to Puerto Rico in September with American Baptist Home Mission Society’s Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico Project– Pray for team unity and good health, travel mercies, and mutual encouragement with our ABC Puerto Rican family.
*Costa Rican partner visit and Writing Retreat in October- Pray for focus to get writing tasks accomplished and November’s Nicaraguan training plans finished. Pray for renewal, refreshment and reconnection for and with the female pastoral colleagues joining me there.
*First Aid Art Responder and Facilitator Training and Creative Leadership Trainings at AMOS Hope and Health in Nicaragua in November/Dec.- Pray for calm and peace in the country now experiencing civil unrest and political upheaval. Pray for me as I prepare to facilitate practical and relevant trainings to support the ongoing work of healing and health to the most vulnerable communities in rural Nicaragua
It has been an amazingly enriching summer full of generosity, hospitality, learning and inspiration! With all these experiences, I know that I am called to be as generous with my time, talents and treasures as others have been with me. I pray that through your generosity and mine, the results will be thanksgiving to God. For you, I am truly grateful!