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What happens after p:ear?

Pear - Creatively Mentoring Homeless Youth
A little while ago we received a letter from a p:ear supporter:
Hi Pippa many years ago back in 2004 I went to pear for the first time with my husband. It was Mother’s Day week. I browsing around and then I stopped in front of a painting. It got my attention because of the name and meaning of it. “Madre Triste”. 
I remember you were the person who approached me, and I told that I thought the painting was very good and I ask you if the artist was there but he was not.  I told my husband that I wanted that painting as a Mother’s Day gift. He bought it for me. The only marking in the painting was a little sticker in the back, the artist did not signed this piece. Some weeks after I went back to ask once again for Jesus, I was told hat he got a par time job and that he was working that night.
I framed the painting and it has been in my living room since. Every time I look at it I wonder what happened to Jesus. The painting made a big impression on me, and still do. My husband passed away shortly after he gave me that picture. Having it where I look at it all the time brings back beautiful memories, and I still wonder, what happen to Jesus? 
I will love to know, do you know about him?
Pippa wrote Millie back with an update:
Hello, Millie,
Thank you for writing.  We are saddened to hear about the loss of your husband, but are heartened to hear about how Jesus’ painting has touched your life.  
Jesus is doing well.  He’s moved out of the state, married his long-time sweetheart, and has begun a family of his own.  He is a really special and talented young person who touched many of our lives, and, if we have the good fortune of seeing him again, will pass on your good wishes.  
If you’re interested, we would love to have you visit our new location on NW 6th and Flanders, to see what we’re up to now, and how the new crop of youth are doing. 
With respect,