Last week, GraceConnect.us featured Sam Mylin and his Twelve Days of Christmas paintings at Grace Church at Willow Valley in Lancaster, Pa. (John Smith, pastor). On Christmas Eve, the final piece in the series was unveiled. John and Dawn Heffley and their boys received “Twelve Drummers Drumming.” Mylin says the family is active in the church. “Dawn does VBS every year, her husband, John, runs our power point stuff and the boys are active in the Youth Group. Nathan was on the Operation Barnabus last year and I saw him grow spiritually a lot this summer. His brother, Sean, is also growing and is my homeschool art student every Thursday.”
In addition, the first in the series, “A Partridge in a Pear Tree,” was passed along to another “loved one.” Dorothy Kern, who received the painting with her late husband, Bob, in 2002, decided to give the painting to Pastor Alec Millen, who followed Bob as associate pastor at the church.
“I am currently giving daily tours of the series, and am finishing up putting together my notes, sketches, and studies together to give to the church on Sunday, January 5, the ‘Twelfth Day of Christmas!'” reports Mylin.