From: Paula Wright
Sent: 11 September 2010 22:22
Subject: everyONE counts
Firstly,congratulations on a great initiative! I am amazed at the response and realise that only God could have orchestrated it. Well done on such a professional approach and excellent website. I pray that this will ignite the hearts of the world to the suffering children and to the huge hearts of those who care enough to follow through with their convictions. I am involved in supporting the Starfish Baby Home and look in wonder at Cathy and Warwick Pearce who have taken on this plight and given so much of themselves and their family to show the love of Christ to these little ones in need.
On a different note, I attend Ana de Vlieg's art class and we all have submitted works towards this worthy cause. Mine was entitled "Catch of the Day", and was inspired by the recent death of my 22 year old nephew, Dean Duchenne, who was struck by lightning in July whilst working in Canada. He was a magnetic person, and really made an impact on anyone he came into contact with and, as my sister's only child, this tragedy has had a significant impact on our family, and especially hers. I was inspired by the photos I took after participating in the sardine run. Embedded in the base layer are fishing paraphenalia, obituary notices, some scriptures (one of them upside down - as I don't understand why this happened) and plenty of tears! I am a very slow painter yet managed to paint this picture in a morning - I know it is part of my healing. Dean really was the "Catch of the Day"!! Oh, we miss him!
I have been painting for 2 years now, and am truely excited about this amazing journey and what God is teaching me about myself.
May God richly bless you in this wonderful project - praying that He opens the storehouse of His blessing upon
The Shepherd's Keep.