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


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.
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 20:42

UniShow: More Than a Show

Written by Pat Butler
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Dustin Kelm has perhaps the most unusual form of ministry within OM Arts. He performs for crowds around the world as he rides a unicycle--usually a very tall one. Dustin, a two-time world champion unicyclist, draws crowds who come to see his amazing stunt, then he uses this opportunity to give a clear Gospel message. His recent tours have included outreaches in Egypt, Turkey, Switzerland, and Kenya. 

In Egypt, Dustin was part of a team that performed for 22,500 people at a three-day festival. They worked alongside translators in presenting the Gospel at their performances during the days, and participated in large, stadium events each night in which pastors and evangelists helped to present the Good News. The events were broadcast through the Middle East and North Africa, and more than 6,000 people indicated they put their faith in Christ through the outreach.

In Turkey, Dustin performed in several cities where he gave his testimony to crowds and also invited them to see the Jesus film at a local church in the evenings. One enthusiastic local pastor reported that from one afternoon outreach, 25 people came to watch the film, and 19 of them stayed afterward to discuss it. Dustin also appeared on Turkish national television where he performed and spoke.

In Kenya, Dustin had a busy week of performing in seven schools, four citywide festivals, three church services, one prison, one factory, and one public area, reaching a total of approximately 21,000 people. He was part of a team that partnered with two local churches who ministered through food distribution, job skill workshops, Vacation Bible School, medical clinics and his unicycle performances. As Dustin reported, “We got to pray with a lot of people, both to receive Jesus and for their needs.” 


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