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Christian Artists & Authors Support Crowdfunding Campaign for Christian Social Network Faithbuddy.c

Faithbuddy, Inc. has officially launched its campaign to raise funds for Faithbuddy.com, a Christ-centered devotional and social network and has gained support from Christian artists & authors.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Dec. 12, 2012 - Manitoba, Canada-- Faithbuddy, Inc., a developer of social networking software and technology, has officially launched its campaign to raise funds for Faithbuddy.com, a Christ-centered devotional and social network.

The Faithbuddy platform incorporates new technology for privacy management and unique features to help people track and share their prayer.  Faithbuddy.com has run live in private testing for many months, and a public alpha release is expected very shortly.  Faithbuddy will use the funds raised in its crowdfunding campaign to support continued development and to grow Faithbuddy.com to a self-sustaining level.

And thanks to a growing number of supporting Christian artists and authors, Faithbuddy backers who donate to the campaign at http://www.faithbuddy.com will enjoy some incredible benefits.

“We wanted to bless our backers with something more than memberships and tee-shirts,” said Faithbuddy president Trent Coroy.  “At the same time we thought we saw an opportunity to honor and promote some folks who combine their creative excellence with an evident pursuit of Jesus Christ.  So we reached out – and have received so many gracious and generous responses in support of what we’re doing! We’re very thankful.”

Visual art benefits include downloadable high resolution images of award-winning paintings suitable for digital picture frames, screensavers and computer desktop backgrounds; a collection of art and scripture to be published in a calendar format; limited edition giclee prints; and original paintings.  Contributing visual artists include world-class talents such as 17-year-old artist prodigy Josh Tiessen (Canada), Kelly Dodge (Canada), James Tughan (Canada), Lorna Hamilton (Ireland) and Susie Gordon (USA).

Speaker and Author Carla Anne Coroy will be providing signed copies of her award-winning book Married Mom, Solo Parent.  Pastor and Author Brad Huebert has also contributed his downloadable Ebook Beloved: Some Fairy Tales Are True. And music downloads will be available from artists such as Robin Mark (courtesy of Integrity Music) and Eden’s Rose.

Faithbuddy’s contributors have also taken time to share testimonies about Jesus.

“What we’re doing here – it’s all about Jesus.  He’s the whole point,” said Trent Coroy.  “So we challenged ourselves and our contributors to share about him. These testimonies go way beyond the fluff, they are powerful, visceral and real.”

For more information about these and other Faithbuddy feature artists and authors, including image and video galleries and their testimonies about Jesus, please visit the contributors page in the donate section of Faithbuddy: http://www.faithbuddy.com/out/contributors.php.

Check out our video on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa99xdU0HEQ.




About Faithbuddy, Inc.

Faithbuddy develops social networking software and technology, with an emphasis on privacy control.  Faithbuddy will provide services aimed at faith-oriented communities through Faithbuddy.com, a Christ-centered devotional and social networking platform that includes unique features to help people track and share their prayer.  For more information, visit http://www.faithbuddy.com.

About Josh Tiessen

Josh Tiessen is a teenage artist from Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, recognized as one of the world’s top ten prodigy artists by Huffington Post.  Mentored by master artists, he regularly exhibits from the Greater Toronto Area to the Niagara Region.  He was juried in as the youngest member of the International Guild of Realism with top realist artists from around the world, and a recipient of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his artistic achievement and philanthropic work. For more information, visit www.joshtiessen.com.

About Kelly Dodge

Canadian artist Kelly Dodge regards her inspirations and talent as gifts from God and her art as a way of sharing the joy she finds in Creation with others.  Kelly’s has garnered international recognition. She is a signature member of the Artists for Conservation, the Pastel Society of America, and the Society of Animal Artists. She has been awarded the AFC Medal of Excellence twice, once in 2010 and again in 2011, in recognition of her extraordinary artwork. For more information, visit www.kellydodgeart.com.

About James Tughan

James Tughan is a professional visual artist working in the world of fine art, illustration and education at all age levels.  James is the founder of the Semaphore Fellowship and currently serves on the Faculty of Fine Art at Redeemer University College, Ontario, Canada. One of the world’s foremost pastel artists, his “Cartographic Realism” is a marriage of aerial visual mapping, natural symbolism, and a Christian theology of the person.  It respectfully draws metaphors for the seen and unseen world of spirit from the natural surface topography of the visual subject matter itself.  It exploits amazing detail and surface patterning, texture, colour, lighting and narrative possibilities. For more information, visit jamestughan.blogspot.com.

About Lorna Hamilton

Lorna Hamilton works as a professional artist from her studio in Ireland.  In 2005 following a successful period of painting portraits Lorna decided to follow her passion for wildlife. Two years later she was accepted as a member of the Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation.  She has exhibited regularly in both organizations and has also been accepted into Birds in Art.  Since 2010, Lorna has held two wildlife solo exhibitions, each with sell out success.  Her paintings are held in a number of prestigious private collections.  For more information, visit www.lornahamilton.com.

About Susie Gordon

Susie Gordon is an exceptional visual artist with a compelling love for God.  Her stunning works have won numerous Best of Shows and have been exhibited at the American Academy of Equine Art’s Fall Juried Show. She has also recently illustrated two children’s books, “Skipingo Home” and “Primerica – A Home For The Brave” written by Jane Lyon and Karen Bailey, which are true stories about racehorses given a second chance. Susie studied at the acclaimed Columbus College of Art and Design and the Beartooth School of Art with Carl Brenders. For more information, visit www.SusieGordonFineArt.com.

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne is a Christian speaker and blogger, and the award-winning author of Married Mom, Solo Parent. She ministers to a wide audience through her website and blog at carlaanne.com. Carla Anne is a spokesperson for Faithbuddy.com. For more information, visit www.carlaanne.com.

About Brad Huebert

Brad Huebert is a Lead Pastor and Author living in Calgary, Alberta with his wife and three children.  His passion is to live, write, speak and create in such a way that people can see God, themselves, and the next step on their path more clearly. His writing credits include Finding Home: A Parable of Kingdom Life, and Beloved: Some Fairy Tales Are True.  For more information, visit www.bradhuebert.com.

About Eden’s Rose

Eden’s Rose is a Toronto raised singer-songwriter who is now based in the West Coast.  She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto in piano and composition.  Her vocal ministry began as a soloist at the televised Peoples Church.  She has served the Lord as a music pastor, high school teacher, and recording artist.  Her single, Marrow of My Heart played on pop stations across Canada and the US (2005).  Her Christmas song Till You Came for Me My King first played on Southern Ontario’s Joy 1250 (2010). For more information, visit www.edensrose.com.

About Integrity Music

Integrity Music is a division of David C Cook, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials.  Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Integrity’s resources are distributed in more than 160 countries and sold worldwide.  For more information go to www.integritymusic.com.

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