For many years our family has been proud supporters of a wonderful, homegrown charity named Myanmar Hope (or “MyHope” for short) that helps support Burmese Christian pastors, boards and runs a Christian boarding school in Yangon, helps local farmers grow and sustain food, builds houses and improves the life of anyone they can, all in the name of God and through a very small group of hard working people. We have watched God grow this ministry from just trying to bring in bags of rice to villages to now raising funds to build housing for the elderly. It is amazing to see!
It was my pleasure to paint this painting for their 10th Anniversary Celebration dinner last week and have them auction it off at the end of the night. The image is in the shape of Myanmar and the images inside the outline represent the culture of Myanmar at the top showing the famous “Golden Karaweik Barge“. The middle section represents the land of Myanmar and the bottom section represents the many villages of Myanmar. The gold, green and red colors are the colors of the country flag.
I was able to sketch out the drawing on the canvas prior to the event so I had about 90 minutes to focus on just the painting (which was nice). The final piece ended up raising $1600 for the charity. To God be the glory!
I was so honored to be able to lend whatever talents God gave me to help give back and spread His love to a very worthy and needy cause.