January 24, 2018

Dear Friends & Family,

There is fullness in excellent likeminded artists coming together; where one may lack, another fills the void. The unity of artists all around the world has begun...

The ONE school has been a perfect example of unity. All credit for unity is owed to vulnerability and the Holy Spirit. How else would anyone be able to gather numerous artists and expect a cohesive yielding? The feeling of promise fills the air. All people, directly involved in the school, have allowed their brokenness to be seen. Because of this openness, the creative expression has moved people to the point of tears and vulnerability.

This week has been filled with going deep, getting to experience each individual’s pain. We can now understand them joyfully. In the previous update, a surprise student entered our midst. When she arrived she took time here to pray about her decision. She felt like there was a need to return home and face her opponent (so to speak). We said goodbye sending her with our blessing and agreeing with her decision to follow the Lord no matter the difficulty.

Our first teacher Kristin Potler did a fantastic job setting the tone for the remainder of the school. Kristin began the week with her powerful and endearing life story. She continued by talking about the CREATION of the world, allowing us as artists to have a deeper understanding of our place in the world.

For the homework assignment, we had to choose one of the days of creation and portray it through our various mediums. The results were breathtaking... The uniqueness of our artists was truly showed through this assignment; songs, spoken word, paintings, drawings and even a sculpture created from trash on the streets. Each week, the creativity, as well as intimacy, has grown. There is a mutual feeling of expectancy lingering in the air, as we wait and create.

Sincerely yours, ONE