Madara Molnika-Skulme|| forum funded ::

Madara Molnika-Skulme|| forum funded ::

Country:
Latvia

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization

Forum Network:
Artists

Ministry Focus:
Ministry Administration and Service

Madara Molnika-Skulme is the art ministry director for Bridge Builders International’s Imago Dei ministry.

When did you trust Christ?

I was introduced to Christianity in my early childhood, but I said “yes” to the Lord Jesus with my whole heart in 2013 while I was studying Stage Design at Latvian Art Academy. We were working on an adaptation of the Dostoevsky novel “Crime and Punishment,” and because of this novel I was studying Gospel

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

Taking an alpha course in my church had significant role in my life as a new believer. Another crucial point was when my cousin died in the traffic accident and questioned my beliefs and saw how strong my faith was. In this despair I found the sweetest and strongest hope I ever had. Another significant role was played by the pastor of my church, who has supported me my entire Christian life, encouraging and praying for me.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

I will be inspired and encouraged as a leader. I will meet other Christian leaders from different countries who are working in artistic networks. The Forum will be a great opportunity for new collaborations.
What is your ministry?

The art ministry Imago Dei provides Christian artists a community where they can share their faith and friendship. Imago Dei organizes discussion events for artists, plain-air trips, and creative workshops and exhibitions. These events not only showcase the work of Christian artists, but also help us to build community together. We are able to address social problems and raise awareness in Latvian society.
What are your past leadership roles?

I was the curator and decorator of events for a church. I was the creative workshop manager for a camp for orphans.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?

Ours is a unique ministry for artists in Latvia, where we share ideas and encourage each other. Imago Dei provides artists discussion events and the possibility of displaying artworks depicting specific social issues.

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