Buy some art; change kids’ lives
We were delighted to have Michael Samson with us at ENCOUNTER2010. Mike is a well-known Scottish artist who helped lead us in worship over the weekend with his gift of painting.
Visit Mike's website HERE.
Souled Out was glad to partner with Compassion UK for this event. While you may have seen their stand throughout the weekend, if you missed the Sunday evening event, you will be unaware of the special focus that we had on the work of Compassion.
As part of his message, Chris Seay, re-introduced us to the wonderful work that Compassion does, showing a powerful video clip and also leading us into a time of prayer and response.
We're glad to let you know that - as a result of that Sunday evening - just under 100 children were sponsored! As you can see from the above video, this will make a radical difference in these childrens' lives both now and, we pray, into the future.
But you can help do more...and get some beautiful artwork in the process!
Mike Samson very generously offered to auction off the piece of art which he produced over the three evenings of ENCOUNTER2010 and to give all the proceeds to Compassion UK.
You'll only need to take one look at Mike's CV to realise that this is an exciting opportunity to get your hands on a wonderful piece of art. To give some context, the last piece that Mike sold, went for £2,500. So we're hoping that we can make a generous donation to Compassion.
Information on the piece...
The painting is based on a traditional altarpiece; the exterior of the doors depict an image of the River Don at Donmouth where the waters are calm and the interior composition is the view from the shore at Donmouth looking out to sea.
The piece measures 1m x 1m when closed and 2m x 1m when opened.
The inspiration for the piece was taken from a quote by Oswald Chambers in 'My Utmost for His highest' - "...we must get out of the calm waters and into the swelling tide of God's purpose for our lives" and also from Paul's exhortation in Philippians to forget that which is behind and strive on to that which God has called us heavenward for.
The calm waters are a place of peace where we experience God's blessing but we can't spend all our time there. Getting out into the "swelling tide" is not always the most comfortable place to be but it is the place where God intends that we find wholeness and purpose.
How can I make a bid?
The auction is now closed. The winning bid was a fantastic £3,200!
If you would like to submit a bid for this painting, please EMAIL US with details of your bid. Once received and processed, the website will be updated to show the current highest bid. (note, this will not happen immediately - it may take up to 24 hours.)
Bids can be accepted from throughout the UK - the piece will be shipped to whatever address you provide.
We will accept bids up until 6pm on Friday 18th February.
We pray that, through this auction, many children will be released from poverty in Jesus' name.