Author: The Maraseks

It’s Finally Happening

I am proud to announce that after all the planning , brainstorming, research, and praying, we finally have an art studio. After a lot of searching and saving, we finally decided to make a move and look for an studio space. We looked on the internet for a warehouse and found a fairly large one for a decent price. We called and later that day we went there. When we arrived we discovered it was already a photo studio! Here’s a Little Tour   Alena’s Future Art Studio It will be cleaner when we move in, and with a...

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A Trip to a War Zone

Alena Marasek On 22.08.17- 30.08.17 I had mission trip to Luhansk region. In the beginning of summer I asked my husband to pray about some opportunity for me to serve. Every summer I try to separate for ministry, because at this time I don’t have so many art commissions and it’s good time to trust God. Usually in the summer I have projects such as wall painting in hospitals and orphanages and mission trips. It’s the best time in my life. Now it’s more difficult, because after the wedding we have a lot of paperwork for Joey’s permanent visa,...

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Alena – An Introduction

Hello. My name is Alena and I’m an artist. I was born in Kiev to a typical Ukrainian family. In my childhood, there was period when I had to take care of my brother and grandma, and when we didn’t have so much food. But we weren’t poor. My favorite time, and a painful time, was when I came to God. I lost a lot of friends, but I had an understanding that God wanted to teach me that in His presence I would never be lonely. When I was in University I started to serve. I prayed about...

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Joey – An Introduction

Hello all. My name is Joey Marasek. Photographer. Musician. Self proclaimed master chef. Here in Ukraine, my vision is to build relationships through art. The idea started in Nuremberg, Germany while attending the Marriage of the Arts YWAM DTS. The DTS is designed to teach people how to build relationships and proclaim the Gospel through art. My love for photography began on the World Race. Before then, I had dabbled a little bit in the photo world. When I was a child, my family had a lot of film point and shoots, and on vacations we always had the...

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