DemoCrew youth leave their mark at The Mustard Seed

 The DemoCrew group from Gull Lake Centre are adding the finishing touches to the mural painted on the brick walls of The Mustard Seed church building.

When community participants first noticed a bunch of youth painting on the outside walls of the The Mustard Seed 101-year-old church building they were quickly alarmed.

“It was interesting to see community participants approaching us and wanting to immediately protect a much beloved building,” said Jayda-lane, a Mustard Seed Summer Intern.

When Jayda-lane explained the purpose of the approved mural, the reaction they received from the community quickly became positive.

“Once they found out that the mural was meant to be a encouraging, they were delighted and responded ‘this neighbourhood could use some colour.’”

By the end of the summer the DemoCrew groups from Chinese Alliance Church, Century Meadows Baptist Church and Gull Lake camp will have all collaborated to finish the mural inspired by Archbishop Oscar Romero’s poem, ‘A future not our own.’

One of the final touches will be an excerpt from the poem written over the mural:

This is what we are about. We plant the seeds that one

day will grow. We water the seeds already planted

knowing that they hold future promise.

We cannot do everything but it is a beginning,

a step along the way, an opportunity for God’s

grace to enter and do the rest. – Archbishop Oscar Romero

For more information on how you can participate in DemoCrew, email democrew@theseed.ca or call 780-919-0414.