Welcome "Taste and See Studio" to the Marketplace!

We are delighted to share a new vendor in the Draw Near Designs Marketplace: Taste and See Studio!

Based in Wilmore, KY, Taste and See Studio is run by Geoff Whiteman, a member of St. Athanasius Orthodox Church who is a mission specialist with OCMC, responsible for missionary care. Geoff and his wife, Kriss, also lead marriage enrichment workshops and raise their son, Patrick. Geoff and Kriss do incredibly impactful work, and we are grateful for the opportunity to help support them through their participation in the Marketplace! Please take a moment to check out his website and learn more about his unique ministry to missionaries at http://www.resilientmissionary.org/. 


Besides balancing work and family, Geoff also creates beautiful prayer ropes that he offers in his Etsy shop, Taste and See Studio (https://www.etsy.com/shop/tasteandseestudio). Several varieties of his prayer ropes will be available in the Draw Near Designs Marketplace! We are especially excited about the adjustable child-size prayer ropes, and matching adult size adjustable prayer ropes. In addition to being handmade with prayer and love, these prayer ropes feature a beautiful olive wood cross from Jerusalem. What a treasure, and a perfect Father's Day present! 


Our favorite aspect of the Draw Near Designs Marketplace is the chance to support other Orthodox Christians' small businesses, and we are thankful to all the individuals who choose to shop in the Draw Near Designs Marketplace for making this possible!