I was part of the first Art Evangelists School (AES) In Mazatlan, and I had no idea how much it would impact and change me. I didn’t know the call He would put on my life as I joined this secondary school.
As it started, we began to work in a neighborhood called Montebello. It was an area YWAM has worked in for a few years, and we were well acquainted with those who lived there. One of the topics within the school was Urban Art, and we got to put it into practice as we went into this neighborhood and were assigned to paint a mural over a huge wall that was once covered with graffiti. During the process, we invited neighbors to come paint with us, and we were even invited to paint murals in their homes as well. This experience sparked something in me, and shortly afterwards, we began to teach art classes with these local kids. In those moments I knew I wanted everyone to receive the opportunity to paint and create, something these kids had never experienced before.