“It was the first time I realized that painting could capture the Word of God, speak into people’s lives and give me the opportunity to share my faith.”

Janice T. (Alliance & Short-term team member)

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Every day all around the globe, artists on mission are creating, cultivating, and contributing in their communities. As they seek to see their art used in the work the Lord is doing, we want to share their stories to encourage and inspire.
This blog is a place to read those stories, giving you a glimpse into how the Lord is using the arts around the world.
Friday, 13 May 2022 17:43

Arts Plus Response to Ukraine

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Article Image: "The Things That Are Not" by Paul Hobbs

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has been sobering for all of us. It has been the subject of much prayer and reflection, and undoubtedly for many of you, artistic response. Our friends at Arts Plus have been publishing weekly reflections along with the artwork of Paul Hobbs (an artist from the UK). See their explanation below and check out their website to view the Beatitudes series. 

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 19:39

Where do Beads Come From?

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This Archive Wednesday tells the beautiful story of an HSI trip to Tanzania in 2016. While there, a team member had the opportunity to bring clarity to an unusual question that resulted in genuine and culturally relevant worship. 

In today's Archive Wednesday, read about an HSI trip to the UK to encourage North African believers. 

Friday, 29 April 2022 20:36

Easter in Italy

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In Italy, one of our Alliance members, Christine, worked on a special project for her church for Easter.

In today's Archive Wednesday, enjoy the story of a youth seminar held in Malawi. 

Monday, 18 April 2022 23:55

Bravery to Proclaim the Gospel Boldly

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On today's Archive Wednesday, read the story about an HSI trip to Southeast Asia and the bold young artist they met there.

Saturday, 16 April 2022 21:58

Easter: A Literary Reflection

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“So that is the outline of the official story—the tale of the time when God was the underdog and got beaten, when he submitted to the conditions he had laid down and became a man like the men he had made, and the men he had made broke him and killed him. This is the dogma we find so dull—this terrifying drama of which God is the victim and the hero.”

- Dorothy Sayers, Letters to a Diminished Church

Thursday, 14 April 2022 20:36

From Rejection to Hope

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On this Archive Wednesday (coming a day late this week - apologies for that!), read about a man from Kurdistan who longs for his music to reach his people with the gospel. 

Last week, we had the privilege of talking with one of our team members in Hungary. Recently, she had the opportunity to travel to the border between Ukraine and Hungary and work with the aid organizations offering help there.