This week, we introduced you to Marfa Ministry.
Now, meet the artists who started it all!
Tatyana MolodykIn the 1990’s Tatyana was a computer engineer with no intentions of becoming a pastor, but the General Board of Global Ministries saw a quality in her that gave them a different idea. While at work, she observed a man from America who was in Russia for several weeks, and noticed that he was genuinely happy, and that he prayed everyday. This was fascinating to her. When this man left Russia to return to the US he gave her a gift... a Bible. This was the beginning for Tatyana. Global Ministries asked her to facilitate the opening of a church. After studying and entering seminary, she became an ordained pastor in 1999. She served the Saratov church from that time until 2014.
Tatyana’s art kit includes a pair of scissors, a bottle of white glue and old magazines. She simply snips up advertisement and pictures to make these beautiful collages. If you look closely at her pictures you can see how some of the scraps are reused.