July has been one busy month. Here is a list of just some of the things that have happened:
Dana’s Parents visited
Crown College Students on inner city mission trip
Drum & Easel Art Party
Art Intensive Week
3.5 Days of 24 hour prayer
The first week of July Dana’s parents visited. They even helped Dana paint one of the murals we are working on outside the Fallout! It was fun to have them around and to experience our daily life.
We have continued to have a weekly rhythm of morning, noon, and evening prayer 5 days a week as well as having the Fallout open on Friday’s for concerts and outreach.
Twice this month we went to Loaves and Fishes, the largest free meal in the city to throw and interactive art party, playing drums and instruments outside as well as painting inside with those who are eating.
Crown College students joined us for two weeks as we prepared for the Art Fest. Every year we host what’s called a Drum & Easel Art Intensive week. This is comprised of workshops, discussions, and seminars on how to be an artist and a Christian.
The culmination of the Art Intensive week was Source's 6th annual Fallout Art Fest. We block off 2 blocks around the Fallout and Artist Co-op building to host a free Art Fest. Below are pictures and a description of what the Fallout Art Fest consists of.
3 STAGES + INDOOR/OUTDOOR + INTERACTIVE STATIONS + DRUM JAMS + 50 ARTISTS + 50 PERFORMERS + GALLERY/ARTIST BOOTHS + KIDS ACTIVITIES + COMMUNITY MURALS + FREE FOOD + PUPPET SHOW + ARTIST BOOTHS + PUZZLE MURAL + GIANT INFLATABLE TITANIC + SCREENPRINT YOU OWN SHIRT + HIP HOP + DANCE TEAMS + FLAMENCO DANCING + DRUMMING + COMMUNITY MURAL +
AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
Following the Fallout Art Fest we hosted 77 hours of nonstop prayer at the Fallout. This was a great opportunity to reflect on the summer, everyone we had met, talked to, prayed for, etc. It also was a great opportunity to recover from the multiple 10+ hour days we put in in preparation the Art Fest. We also were able to pray for each of the interns before the headed home after our summer wrap up party!
We hope to see many of you during our travels. Thank you for your prayers and encouraging e-mails.
Tim & Dana