About Our Mural
The mural on the largest wall at New Creations Studio in Strasburg, PA is a gift from God not only for all who walk in and the passersby. This mural image has an outreach to the whole world not only through the internet.
Kate Hess, whose husband is Tom Hess (born and raised in Lancaster) wrote books to raise funds for both Jewish and Arab children in need in Jerusalem, Israel. She chose to use this mural image on the cover and as the main image for the website of this fund raising foundation. The ministry of Tom and Kate Hess is the Jerusalem House of Prayer for All Nations, a 24/7 house of prayer on the back side of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
It took the tiny seed that rose up through Lisa Frankford’s imagination and spirit for a mural to be set on that wall. In the fall of 2008 she shared the desire with her artist friend. Then in June of 2009 the background green claimed the wall space for the glory of God.
The mural points us to the Source and the process of being made a new creation through Jesus Christ, the atoning Lamb sacrifice, the conquering Lion of Judah and the Tree of Life. Each stage of the process has its own struggles, vulnerability and beauty. As was true in watching the mural get painted over many weeks of time, sometimes there is the ugly that just has to be seen on the way to the purposeful beauty. Even the ugly in the hand of the Master Artist becomes beautiful and goes way beyond itself.
Images go through the eye gate like seeds and plant in the heart or soul. They grow with whatever else is in the garden of the soul. When they come from the One who has the power to conquer over lies and death new life can come forth.
This beauty salon is about far more than the external beauty for those who choose. There is no pressure, no coercion, only freedom to respond to the welcome into a greater beauty for those who choose. It is a place to TASTE AND SEE the goodness of this reality. It is a place where one’s hope for such to be real may offset the messages of hopelessness.
-Priscilla Williams from Living Water Productions
Our friends in ministry include:
- BOLM - Breath of Life Ministries International, Inc. is a counseling ministry offering prayer counseling for individuals, families and marriages. Breath of Life offers counseling in the following areas: addictions, burnout, depression, anxiety, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, stress management, financial issues, grief counseling and much more. We address all areas of healing for life’s hurts. Breath of Life also offers counseling for your business needs such as employer/employee mediation and team building.
- Bird Ministries - Beginning In the Right Direction, B.I.R.D. Ministries providing women who have been in prison the spiritual and practical support to overcome the cycle of prison, addiction and abuse that has devastated their lives and families.
- Glory Gazing - Glory Gazing Ministries, through the creative arts, equips individuals journeying toward a deeper relationship with God through Christ. The creative arts provide windows through which God may move those ‘gazing’ into realms of greater revelation.
- Loving & Caring - Loving & Caring provides practical resources, training, encouragement, and spiritual renewal to those called to minister to women and their children. We are here to assist churches, pregnancy centers, and housing ministries.