of Heaven into a language that bypasses words and goes
directly into the human spirit…. It is in this context
that our art, no matter the creative medium becomes
When Meredith returned from Italy, she felt the time was
right. She went to the leaders of the Wesley Foundation
Ministry of which she had been a part at UGA for suggestions
for places that might have need of her particular gift. Within
weeks, she’d lined up all of the locations she would be
working with over the next year and began raising support.
She said, “Everything literally began to fall into place.”
Meredith graduated with a degree in painting from UGA
in the spring of 2015 and left for Mozambique the following
August. She boarded the plane with only contact information
and a picture of the person she was meeting in hand.
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TOP Meredith’s mural The Prodigal Son, a Long Way Off
was painted for an organization called Masana in Maputo,
Mozambique. ABOVE Masana takes in young boys living on the
streets and helps educate and restore them to their families. LEFT
Meredith working on a painting at Elim in El Milagro, Trujillo, Peru.