|The original design.|
First, our studio designed the banner as seen at right. The official description is: The Holy Spirit (the dove) and our faith in God (the Bible and cross) bridge the partnership between the church in Malawi (baobab tree) and in Pittsburgh (three rivers) as we work together to be mutually encouraged by each other's faith (Roman's 1:12). The bridge and the rivers together also make the shape of a sun. Artistically the sun can be used to represent the 'son' who died for us all.
- sharing a common interest and goal allows everyone to be accomplished in the project,
- the work atmosphere promotes creativity and Christian fellowship,
- everyone brings their unique talents and abilities and this fosters a positive learning environment.
The banners needed to not take up much suitcase space or weight. As you can see here their 3 x 5' size folded into a neat little package!
The partnership travelers have now traveled half way around the world and back home again to Pittsburgh. I am just starting to learn their stories of what it was like to be mutually encouraged as we all walk together in faith. And there are now banners in the partnership churches....a visual reminder of friendships and our faith to be used when the people in Malawi gather together to draw closer to God in worship.
|a detail....with scripture in Chichewa and English|