If It Pleases Our King
The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven, and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.”
~ Neh. 2:4-5
We continue to seek the Lord hand-in-hand with each of you in discovering and obeying His will for 1heart Arts Ministries. Our cries out to God have been that He grant us the wisdom, knowledge and favor to bring together His artists. It has been nothing short of miraculous as to how He has been answering these prayers. You know, you've followed us on the journey and you've seen the praises, 10 plus pages full of things that our Lord has done for this ministry. Have you heard about some of the lives changed? We encourage you to enjoy the fruit that God has given us by viewing the new 1heart Arts video and reading some testimonies of the people involved. He continues to awe us with His presence and the works of His hands. Looking at this story of Nehemiah continues to strengthen our faith. After God told Nehemiah that the people would be brought together, Nehemiah asked the king of the land for the permission to go to Jerusalem to begin the work. The king then grants this wish of Nehemiah. However, Nehemiah was given the wisdom to not only stop there while God was providing the favor. He then asked the king to write letters of recommendation to secure safe passage and resources for the journey. We at 1heart Arts cannot help but feel just as blessed as Nehemiah, being provided amazing favor by our King of Kings. We too ask for these recommendations from those of you that know our hearts; that you seek the hand of our Lord to move on each and every opportunity that is coming our way.
REMEMBER: The complete prayers and praises are not gone; they are still viewable on our website. However, we have streamlined our topics to highlight just a few areas where God is working within 1heart Arts. We want to not only share the praises, but the resources and information that He has given us as well. Welcome to the new design for 1heart Arts' Prayers & Praises!
July is a VERY busy month for us; traveling to Orlando for AMTC's SHINE, Chicago for Karitos, Ohio for the CODE Drama Conference and then back to Indy for a full week of video coverage at FHL Week. We truly need your prayers - for protection, financial needs, favor in networking and continued growth in our own spiritual walks. Thank you so much for your time before the Throne on behalf of 1heart Arts and we look forward to sharing all the praises with you soon!
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FILM BLOG - Prisms
I love prisms because they redirect light focusing all the beams in a different direction. Due to a principle called refraction, light slows down as it moves from the outside air into the glass of the prism. As a result, the light changes direction and comes out of the prism in a different spot than where it came in. I believe we struggle with seeing life through our own personal prism, of our emotions, upbringing, and even genetics coloring the way we view conversations, how we "see" the world, and even our behavior. When we see people who self harm, I believe we sometimes struggle at seeing them through a prism of fear. Let me give you some examples. (Continue reading this article by clicking here)
Why Are We Going Down to Orlando?
You may be wondering why we are going down to Orlando for yet another AMTC SHINE event so soon. Well, let us tell you! When we first met AMTC in Indianapolis last October, we immediately knew that we were supposed to attend the SHINE event in January. At the time, we didn't have admission to the event, a place to stay or funds to get there…however we knew that we were supposed to be there. It was a matter that we asked our prayer warriors to join with us in prayer on while we focused on the Christmas production. As many of you may remember, God answered those prayers in amazing ways.
In January, we traveled down to SHINE and were so very blessed. You may remember that article that was posted shortly after we returned – see here. God then gave us yet ANOTHER opportunity to see Him in action through AMTC this past March. Through that experience, He awakened a bit more of our calling in ministry to artists – see more about that here. Additionally, in March, we were blessed to be a part of seeing our own few ministry friends audition for an upcoming AMTC SHINE event. Now, two of them are part of the program and are preparing to be a part of Summer SHINE during the first week of July. God even allowed us to see them in the dress rehearsal a few weeks ago!
. Now, here is where I need to back up a bit. You see, one of the things that we felt very strongly from day one of meeting AMTC was that if one of our 1heart Arts friends was to go down to SHINE, we were to go with them in support. We had NO idea that it would be the very next SHINE event! We also had NO idea that it wouldn’t just be one, but instead TWO! So who are these very talented folks that are making their way down to Orlando to share their God-given talents? I’m so glad you asked!
The first is the person we are actually traveling with down to SHINE, Wynter Zabrina Veal-Drummond. We met Wynter Zabrina’s mother last year and it was an immediate connection. Janet Veal-Drummond was part of the Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA) Facebook page and she saw a post I had made on another ministry friend’s status. That was all it took for us each to gain curiosity in each other. You see, she was one of those artists was looking for God to open a door for her to do ministry. (Continue reading this article by clicking here)
Annual Christians Artists Family Cookout
It will be a time of food, fellowship & praise with other area artists! Feel free to bring a side dish or dessert to contribute. If you play an instrument, please bring it with you to join in the worship!
Other Ministries On Our Hearts
Karitos Worship & Arts Conference - Please pray for our Indianapolis group of approximately a dozen people that is preparing to Karitos in Chicago this July. Praise God for our very affordable van rental that will allow most of us to travel up there together!
Faith, Hope & Love - God continues to pour down His blessings in prepartion for FHL Week. Please pray for the 1heart video team that will be working together to capture the dozens of projects that will be going on throughout Central Indiana. More information is available at www.fhlcommunity.org.
AMTC- Please for us and our ministry friends that will be attending the SHINE event during the first week of July. Praise God for the amazing opportunity for 1heart Arts to support this event as a sponsor. Please pray that God opens doors of opportunity for us to minister to those that are in attendance. CONTINUED - God has given AMTC a really exciting opportunity to possibly have a reality TV show on the GMC (Gospel Music Channel). Please for God's hand now that AMTC has made their pitch and awaiting a response.
Religion in the News - CONTINUED: Please pray for the new format of the show and the newly acquired commercial slots on WISH-TV8. We are praising the Lord for what He will do through these new opportunities. You may see the show on the Religion in the News You Tube Channel. This is a ministry that we very much believe in. If you don't know much about it, I encourage you to check it out, maybe watch a previous segment online and start praying for God to continue pave the way to reach the community of Central Indiana for Christ.
If you are interested in participating in one of these ministries, please contact me at Susannah@1heartarts.org and we can talk more!
We covet your prayers!!!