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Mississippi Artist Displays JesusÂ’ Love of Children Through Paper Art Exhibit, Makes Donation to Mississippi Baptist Medical Center Pediatrics

Mississippi Artist Displays JesusÂ’ Love of Children Through Paper Art Exhibit, Makes Donation to Mississippi Baptist Medical Center Pediatrics

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center Pediatric Unit displays Maurice Ellis's creative paper art display of Jesus' ministry to children.

(PRWEB) December 5, 2004

Maurice Ellis of Madison, Miss. has donated a paper art exhibit themed “God’s Love For Children” to Mississippi Baptist Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit. Made from various types of paper, the exhibit features 30 to 40 paper characters of children gathered around Jesus.

A sales consultant for Watson Quality Ford in Jackson, Miss., Ellis’s spare time is committed to creating paper works of art illustrating Biblical scenes. “About six months ago I had a vision to create art out of paper and develop a ministry to spread God’s love,” Ellis said. “This piece mainly showcases the healing spirit of Jesus and His love for children.”

Friends Tommy Buford, owner of Interior Woodworks, and Elijah Hill created and donated the exhibit display stand, and Venable Glass Service donated the glass dome covering the exhibit. The stand encases a CD that tells a story of JesusÂ’ ministry to children. As parents and children view the scene, they can listen to the story, written and narrated by Oliver Ellis and produced by Gordon Productions especially for Baptist. Choir members of Anderson United Methodist Church provided music.

“This art fulfills Baptist’s ministry of Christian healing,” said Rusty Sumrall, RN, Pediatric nurse manager. “More importantly, parents and children can listen to the narration, look at the art and get a sense of peace and comfort of the Lord’s spirit.”

Watson Quality Ford also exhibits Ellis’s paper creation of the Garden of Eden as well as 17 other spiritual and Biblical pieces of art. “I’m very proud of what Maurice and his friends at Watson Quality Ford have created for the children through their love of the Lord,” said owner Robert Watson. “I’m extremely pleased that Maurice has allowed his work to be on display at the dealership and encourage all of you to stop by and see what magnificent creations he has produced.”

For more information contact Ellis at 601-956-7000 or 601-853-9047. For more information about Bapitst, please visit www. mbhs. org

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