Browsing Archive: May, 2013

Telling Life Stories in Yaounde, Cameroon -Story Ropes

Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, May 30, 2013,

Our art team was in full swing after a couple of days of preparation for the conference, gathering fabric and setting up the room. Women at the CEMA conference made story ropes with African fabrics and colorful ribbons in order to tell their stories. The story rope is a bridge to help the stories, trauma and grace, to come out from the women's hearts. As each woman shared the joyful, as well as, the dark parts of their stories, several prayed for each woman. Sometimes, the women broke out in ...
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Cameroon - Stories Unfold In Cameroon

Posted by Marcia Carole on Saturday, May 25, 2013,

Marcia Carole praying with a woman in Yaounde.

Having just returned from Africa, I am beginning to process all that happened. It was an incredible trip. It was an honor to serve these women, hear their stories and pray through their stories. On the first leg of the Africa journey - Cameroon, we used story ropes, cross pages and the teaching with the heart pillow. I also taught using my collaged book of Ruth. On the last day of the conference, Charise and I used the Gospel cards to help teach t...

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African Cross Page

Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, May 2, 2013,

My Story, Collaged African Fabrics, Marcia Carole

While in Cameroon, my team will help women share their stories by using squares of fabric. Because fabric is much more plentiful than magazine pictures, we have designed this project with colorful squares and strips. This will be something new for me, but I am very hopeful it will be useful and repeatable with the leaders we meet. At the very least, I would love for this project to spark some creative ideas for caring for women and serving Jesus.
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Yet Will I Praise Him

Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, May 2, 2013,
Though the fig tree does not bud
    and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
    and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
    and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will be joyful in God my Savior.
                   Habakkuk 3:17, 18

Yet Will I Praise Him, Painted papers Collage, Marcia Carole...
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About Me

Marcia Carole It is my pleasure to help many to process their stories by using a variety of art forms. The art reaches non-verbal parts of the brain, where trauma is stored. Healing may take place through the art-making. By sharing our stories, we become known. Instead of running from our stories, we embrace them and see how God can redeem them and use them.
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