Sasha uses oil, acrylic and digital media for her artwork. She is married and has one son. Her home church is Samara United Methodist Church, Samara, Russia.
"It is really great that proceeds will go to Samara UMC. I'm glad to serve the Lord and my church by the gifts He gives to me. My dream is to inspire people and strengthen their faith through my works", said Sasha.
Our first artist, Tatyana Molodyk, is still our biggest selling artist. Now that the interior of the Saratov church is finished and Tatyana has moved to Moscow, proceeds from her artwork are going to the Scholarship Fund at the Moscow Theological Seminary of the Methodist Church.
Retired pastor Igor Pak is also a carpenter and talented artist. In the past, Marfa Ministry received precious few of his exquisite works. Currently, we have cards representing his work. He was the primary carpenter in building the new church building of the United Methodist Church in Kharkiv, Ukraine. After collecting MANY glass and plastic bottles, (shown on the left), he used the bottles to construct the walls of the new church.
Bottles for walls...
Anna is the Headmaster of Children's Sunday School at the Samara United Methodist Church. She is often busy writing curriculum for instruction. She also makes dolls which fit in a purse/bassinet. It would be the perfect gift for a little girl in your life.
Vladislava's husband is pastor of the Saratov United Methodist Church. Her commitment to the Saratov UMC is clear in her donations of artwork. Points! Dots! Dot to dot! Point to point! Whatever you call it, call it beautiful.
Her beautiful creations sell out every year. Shop early if you want one!
Leonid participated in the children's program at Svetlana UMC. At home, he cares for his six siblings and makes money to support the family. Other artwork by children in the program is featured in note cards and "lunch bags".
Alëna Pirogova is a member of the United Methodist Church in Samara, RU. She works as a teacher in an art school for children. Alëna shares this message: "All the gifts given to me by the Lord should serve to create His Kingdom on earth. My works are created under His guidance with the hands He gave me, with the strength and inspiration received from Him. Glory to God alone!"
A friend of Vladamir and Valerie from Volgagrad, she has donated her artwork for the purpose of helping to establish and build a Christian coffee shop and a gym in a joint project of their two churches.