After the short term missions teams from England visited and painted some fun murals on the walls here at the Lighthouse Community Center, Josiah was inspired! ( Josiah is the eldest son of a dear missionary family from England that serves here with us.)
Josiah came to Felipe and I asking if he could paint something on our house, facing out towards the Lighthouse playground. It would be something fun and cool for the kids to see while playing. Of course, we thought it was a great idea and we said, "YES!"
Josiah prepared everything, even showing us a sample of the cool graffiti sketch he was planning to paint with some leftover paint (that the teams did not use). Below is the work of art in progress...
The final result!
The graffiti says JOCUM. Translated this is literally YWAM - which is Youth With A Mission, the missions organization we serve with. In Portuguese it is JOCUM, Jovens Com Uma Missão. The kids from the slum often call the Lighthouse Community Center JOCUM because we are a ministry of JOCUM.
Now the children like to take photos in front of our YWAM graffiti. It is our cool addition to the Lighthouse! Didn't Josiah do a fantastic job? He is a talented and gifted young artist!