Today’s guest post is by Elian Haliman. Elian lives in Beijing and found me through social media and I am pleased to feature Elian on YEAR 27 today! Elian was an IT consultant for years, but is now taking a year leave to do volunteer work. Thanks for sharing this doodle with us – it’s beautiful!
All about Elian
“It’s been a while that I got God’s call to serve in international ministry. Last year I arrived in China, worked in Beijing and Xi’an for a year, and during that time God connected me to this organization called Starfish Project
Now I’m volunteering there, doing a variety of work in whatever they need (outreach, software, production). Every couple of weeks, we hold activities for our women, and the last one was drawing. I proposed it because I like drawing (not great artist, just like it!).”
How did you choose this verse?
“I thought of what to draw that would have a meaning, instead of random doodling. We work with women and many of them have come a long way from environments of pressure, fear, threat, and loneliness. So I wanted to find something that gives a sense of joy and encouragement. I looked up Bible verses on women and beautiful, and found this verse. It’s God-given because it also speaks about how I identify with beauty.”