We can’t wait for ClohnArt to come to Richmond! Definitely make sure to stop by our gallery between 5pm and 9pm on Friday July 6th!
Looking for space to host an event? Maybe you want to do an art lecture, but not in a boring classroom. Or maybe you’ve invited a speaker to your church, but want something more intimate than your sanctuary. Our gallery is now available to be the unique backdrop that you’ve been looking for!
Our online donation catalog has been revamped! Aside from listing some of our more urgent strategic needs, the store also features tshirts, devotionals, handmade story cloths and….. goats.
You have a summer. We have an internship. If you are between the ages of 18-30 and get excited about the idea of living a life of nonstop adventure for Jesus Christ, join us this summer for the cross-cultural training experience of your life!
And lastly, a big announcement! The artist John Lee (ClohnArt) will be here in Richmond to display his work….IN OUR GALLERY. I’m personally a huge fan of ClohnArt and have some hanging in my house. You’ll definitely be wanting to stop by between 5pm and 9pm on Friday July 6th. Meet the artist, check out his quirky paintings, and have some delicious desserts… all free! Last month we had blueberry pies baked by Stephen from Bistro 27, and you better believe we plan on stepping up our game for this month’s show. See you there!
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We’re listening to “Of Monsters and Men” and drinking coffee from the Dominican. How are you spending your morning?
LUNCHBREAK NEWS: Jessica just pierced her own ears in the office bathroom, Josh made Susie cry by blurting out spoilers to the Grey’s Anatomy finale, Rob is giving out samples of the Dominican coffee beans he roasted, and Anna’s TOMS have finally arrived in the mail.
Jess and Susie made these missionary stereotype paperdolls to give out during road tours. What is the funniest short term missions blunder you’ve witnessed?
Our internship is awful. Every morning, we force our interns to wake up at 5am and scrub the office toilet with a small, bacteria-infected toothbrush. If they miss a spot (and there are a lot of “spots”), they are denied breakfast and sent outside to run laps through Jackson Ward. If they return alive, they are rewarded with the privilege of spending 10 minutes with Kris Keating’s neck realignment machine (aka torture device).
Once nine o’clock rolls around, that means it’s time for work. A stack of 10,000 envelopes are waiting to be stuffed. They are the kind without stickers that need to be licked manually. One by one.
Hours and hours of licking go by and lunchtime arrives. Yum! Fish tacos all around! Except for the interns. Their tongues are too numb and blistered.
After the almost-lunch-break, the letters need to be delivered. But we are way too old-fashioned and set in our ways to trust a government agency like the US Postal Service. Everything needs to be delivered by horse back. So, the interns are given a crusty old horse named WolfBlitzer (on loan, of course) and they set out for France, Wales, China, Turkey, and India, to deliver our precious monthly newsletter by hand.
Anonymous asked: What does typical day at your office look like?
Well, there’s really no such thing as a “typical” day in our office. There’s always some new project or idea we’re working on, which makes every week look pretty different from the next.
Regardless of what’s going on, every morning we start the day off with a new pot of coffee and gather around for morning devotions. This is the part of the day where we talk about current happenings and pray for friends around the world.
After that we go to work. We each have our separate tasks, but there is always something bigger going on. Whether it’s building strategies on the “Big Idea” board, working on the art gallery, skyping with missionaries on the field, making a video where someone throws something off a roof, or taking a road trip to DC. Our always changing routine is part of what makes our job so cool.