“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.

Hollen Hostetler

Thursday, 22 September 2022 23:55

African Hope Songwriting Workshop Video

Recently, we shared an article from the archives (A Week of Hope) that told the story of an HSI team who conducted a songwriting workshop with refugee and street children in North Africa. We wanted to share this video that one of the team members made so you could see what they did and they joy that was experienced by all involved!

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Juni, one of our Arts Champions based in Hong Kong. She shared about a camp for high school and college students at which she had the opportunity to serve. Juni was excited about how the Lord had moved among the students at the camp, and we are excited to share this with you! Read more below!

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 19:10

Equipping Persecuted Believers

In today's Archive Wednesday post, we are sharing an article from an HSI trip to Asia. During the trip, team members Beth Sederstrom and Amy and Ben Duncan led a songwriting workshop and watched as fourteen new songs emerged! Find out more below! 

Thursday, 04 August 2022 22:37

A Week of Hope

On this week's post from the Archives, read about an HSI trip to North Africa in 2016. On this trip, the team ministered to refugee and street children, using music as therapy. The children found joy and hope as they used music to process their experiences and learned that God cares deeply for them.

Friday, 29 July 2022 21:01

Reunion in Hungary

At the end of May, a portion of the Inspiro staff met in Budapest, Hungary for a team reunion. Having not been together in person for over a year, the time for fellowship was most welcome. Our purpose for the week was two-fold – to spend time catching up as a team and to scout out places for the Incarnate students to see during their time in Budapest. The later half of this goal involved visiting places like Memento Park, the Hungarian House of Music, and the artistic village of Szentendre.

Recently, two of our team members, Mat Carson and Daniel Lim, took a trip to the Republic of Benin (located in West Africa) to set up a recording studio in conjunction with Africa Sings. Africa Sings is a ministry that seeks to foster peace between Christians and Muslims throughout Africa. This was a short 3-day trip filled with set-up and teaching, but the Lord worked to encourage and equip all involved.

If you found yourself on the canals in Chirk, Wales earlier this month, you might have seen an interesting site – seven artists aboard a canal boat, painting, chatting, and sailing. The seven women – from Wales, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Nigeria – hired a 21-meter (69 foot) boat and were on a mission to share the hope of the gospel through art.

It is such a joy for us when we get to highlight the fruition of our artists' projects. Last year, we shared an article with you written by Pat Butler about the process of writing her book, Collision: How I Found My Life By Accident. We have an update for you! 

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 19:01

See the Lamb of God

At the beginning of this month, our colleagues in the UK published an article about the Arts Experience Labyrinth taking place in Belgium. We have shared about this project before, so we wanted to share this article with you. 

Saturday, 28 May 2022 00:30

United with Christ: Ascension Day

“And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.”

Acts 1:11 ESV

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