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San Antonio TX LDS Temple December Day
Enjoy this original photograph by Bekalyn Craig of the San Antonio Texas temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (often referred to as the "Mormon Church").

Snapped on a lovely December day in 2016, this photo was taken during a temple excursion with my sisters who I had not seen in far too long.
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The Big Chicken
Enjoy this original watercolor painting by Bekalyn Craig. Created on poster paper in a giant 4' by 4' mural, this painting represents one of the window views on the Polar Express for a Christmas party. This painting was a collaboration, sketched by Bekalyn Craig and painting by Marge Craig.
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Riding to Roanoke
Enjoy this original watercolor painting by Bekalyn Craig. Created on poster paper in a giant 4' by 4' mural, this painting represents one of the window views on the Polar Express for a Christmas party.
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Polar Bear Float
Enjoy this original watercolor painting by Bekalyn Craig. Created on poster paper in a giant 4' by 4' mural, this painting represents one of the window views on the Polar Express for a Christmas party.
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The other day I received this letter in the mail: 
"Dear Bekalyn,
    What a surprise to receive such a beautiful and thoughtful gift from you.  The painting of the Bolivia Temple really touched our hearts and will be a treasure for us.  Thank you so much for your kindness and for thinking of us.

                With kind regards,
                 Elder and Sister Zwick & family"

It all started a few weeks ago when we were in the crazy business of moving out of our home.  I was reluctant to box up my paintings as they could be damaged in the moving process.  I showed to remaining temple paintings to some missionaries visiting for dinner.  Elder Ward mentioned that he knew Elder Zwick's address. My Cochabamba, Bolivia LDS Temple painting is one of my favorites and I wanted to send it to a good home.  I had no phone number for Elder Zwick or his family, so going on faith, I mailed out the painting sans introduction.  I hoped it wouldn't be taken as a bomb or something like that and prayed the painting would be safe.  I sent the package to "The Zwick Family" in hopes that it would be welcomed.

We sold our home and through numerous failed contracts landed in the basement of our relatives while still desperately house hunting.  Several days after moving in, I received this letter in the mail.  It brightened my spirits and touched my heart.  Little had I thought that sending out a gift into the world would bring hope back to my heart.  God gives us miracles when we dare to follow His inspiration.

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Please pray for us to find and get the right home before Christmas, if it is God's will.  Thank you and God bless you!   Bekalyn

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Bekalyn Craig
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I love fantasy art and animals and photographing my family. I came from heaven and I live in Redneck, Georgia, USA.
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PhotoartBK Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Photographer
thanks for the fave :)
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Ridesfire Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so welcome! 
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Justyn16 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for faving my drawing of the LDS Columbia River Temple at night 
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Ridesfire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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MrDithers Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
Thank you for the favs.
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Ridesfire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome!
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Justyn16 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for faving my drawing of the Portland, OR Temple
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Ridesfire Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome!  Keep them coming!
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landobaldur Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
greetings from one creative mind to another
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Ridesfire Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Greetings!  I love creating.  Actually, I am kind of addicted to it.  :-)
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