01 October 2010

Meet Beau

‎"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross~

Let me introduce Beau Millican. I met Beau through Isaiah 58, which is a ministry dedicated to the homeless, supported and ran out of Belmont Church on Music Row. His story inspired me, and I know it will you as well..

Beau is originally from Georgia. Like many people, things happened in his past that had a very negative impact on the choices he made as an adult. He lost his right leg at the age of 14 and his life began a downward spiral that as he said "I was hopelessly ill equipped to handle, I made one wrong decision after another until I was firmly grounded in a world of drugs, crime, and living a life of despair."
He spent many nights on the streets of Nashville, feeling forgotten, hungry, and alone.

After several trips to prison for various crimes, Beau found himself in July, 2003 on his way to his latest incarceration here in Nashville, Tennessee. "I knew that my life was about to change. Someone in prison introduced to me a method of dealing with the things from my past that were continuing to derail me in my present. The program is called Theotherapy "God therapy" and It gave me hope for my future."

Beau was released from prison and has been drug free for several years now, and been living in a home sponsored by Belmont and ran by Bill Ruff. He is a visual artist and his work is outstanding..reminiscent of Picasso and Chagall. A large portion of the money he makes from the sale of his art, goes to help support the homeless. He is there to serve at Isaiah 58 in anyway possible. He shares his testimony as an image of hope to fellow mankind. His kindness and compassion demonstrate his discipleship to Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

Beau Millican said...

I heard a pastor speak on the impossible things God can do...I am an artist who always paints from my heart....I am Beau and the darkness of 8 years ago and the light of today is reflected in the art you can see for yourselves...and that dear friends is the impossible made possible for all too see