As a member of Mt. Pisgah Church in Miami Gardens, Fla., Alfrena Moosa is dedicated to sharing her God-given talent. She is a gifted visual artist who lives by the words of 1 Peter 4:10, “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another.”
Moosa hosted an Art Therapy Brunch in the fellowship hall of Mt. Pisgah on June 2, 2019. She planned this event to reach her church family and the Miami Gardens community. When attendees arrived, they were given colored pencils and a blank sheet of paper. They were instructed to draw whatever came to mind, and be prepared to present it to the group. It is frequently difficult for some to speak in public. However, through her own ease with the group and her willingness to detail her own experiences, Moosa inspired others to do the same.
It was quite remarkable to see the art and hear how, through drawing, folks were willing to share their deepest and most personal testimonies with a group that offered love and support. Some depicted scenes of life threatening or abusive situations they had experienced. “They were thankful for a comfortable environment to take a step toward a safe future,” Moosa said following the event.
Moosa believes everyone has a “power story,” and she says, “Sharing your process can save someone’s life.” She also contends a “full stomach” of free gifts and the art on display contributed to the success of the Art Therapy Brunch.
Southeastern | September 2019