Mylinda Baits
Mylinda Baits

[world map] Global
[pie chart]95%Support Pledged
Short-Term Mission Engagement Short-Term Mission Engagement
Peace and Justice Peace and Justice
Abolishing Global Slavery Abolishing Global Slavery
Mylinda is a pastoral artist and trainer. Serving as a global consultant for Training Through Restorative Arts, she partners with IM colleagues, national church leadership and social change organizations to seek justice, healing and transformation through restorative art and creative expression. Compelled by Jesus’ prayer that the kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven, Mylinda creates spaces where servant leaders and those who do the hard work of rescue, relief and restoration can be nurtured and renewed. As sinner and saint, she sees beauty in broken places, wonder in wounded people and life in loving God and others.
Projects, Journals & News
| Flourishing in Kenya

I returned home recently from a rich and full time in Kenya, witnessing God’s abundant beauty. I was honored to co-facilitate a First Aid Arts Responder and Facilitator training in Nairobi with my good friend, Ruth Yeo Peterman.

| Blessed Are the Peacemakers

While recognizing that the scars of wounding could not be totally erased, we offered a gesture of repentance through recognition of harm caused, engaging  in active repair, we moved through forgiveness from opposite sides of a struggle toward reconciliation together.

| Holding Onto Hope
| Making All Things New in 2018

Hold onto HOPE

| Overwhelmed

“Trees grow in unexpected places and amidst many obstacles. We can be like trees and grow wherever we are planted.”-Tala, Syrian refugee resettling in Seattle

| Colleagues Share Their Stories

When today’s headlines shout about the unraveling social connections, division and political chaos in our world, we can be tempted to get discouraged and overwhelmed.