Testimonials

"I suffer from trauma and mental illness.  At Arts for Recovery, I am encouraged in my faith in God and I am reassured of my relationship with him.  Arts for Recovery is a community of art, love, joy and welcoming.  I find peace when I create art." 

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Carl

"Throughout my life, people have told me to sit down, shut up - that I am worthless, and that I would never amount to anything. I was at a low point when Storytellers came and did a dramatic presentation of a story about a crab that was held in bondage inside of a pail with crabs who did not want her to crawl out to freedom. I realized that I was not going to let anyone else pull me down and that I would keep climbing, not letting anyone dim my light. God restored my hope and identity through this story. Storytellers Creative Arts has impacted my life.”

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Wotts

“I have had the privilege of being one of these people whose life was forever changed by Storytellers and its expressive arts outreach. I was drinking alcohol every day, unemployed, self- destructive, suicidal, and resentful. My life was shattered, dealing with the shame of being raped. My journey eventually brought me to the foot of the cross, and Jesus became my personal savior. I have found hope and healing through Storytellers.”

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Bobby

“I have cerebral palsy and and I am partially blind. Storytellers comes to the Lighthouse for the blind weekly and the program has strengthened my motor skills. I am able to create things I could never have imagined. This program helps me to very strongly tell people about my faith in God through arts as well as being more of a vessel for Him.”

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Nicole

“I fell into a deep, dark depression, pushing me back into addiction after many years of sobriety. Storytellers connected me to faith and personal relationship with God through painting and I feel alive again.”

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David

"We are his masterpiece."

Ephesians 2:10