“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

Saturday, 16 April 2022 21:58

Easter: A Literary Reflection

“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

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.

Thursday, 31 March 2022 01:23

The Tree of Life and Worship

On this Archive Wednesday, we are sharing a Heart Sounds International (HSI) article from a trip to South Asia in 2019. Read below the beautiful account of people groups learning to see each other and experience the gospel through the arts. 

Friday, 25 March 2022 21:45

Ukrainian Dancers in France

We have all been stunned by the crisis in the Ukraine. Ukrainian artists have responded in various ways, seeking to support their country and express the deep emotions surrounding the conflict.

Friday, 11 March 2022 21:19

OM Response in Ukraine

The crisis in the Ukraine has been heavy on all of our hearts over the last weeks. Operation Mobilization has been engaging the situation where they can, working to care for people and share the love of Jesus with them.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 22:30

Epiphany - Celebrating God With Us

Although Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th, the church observes the season of Epiphany from that point until the beginning of the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday. In the midst of this Epiphany season, what can we learn?

“The Lord said to Moses, ‘See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs [. . .]’”

Exodus 31:1-4a ESV

Thursday, 13 January 2022 21:43

Songwriting Workshop in Kosovo

Our teammates in Kosovo, Aaron and Shpresa, hosted a songwriting workshop in December! They had participated in workshops like this with Heart Sounds International (HSI), but this was their first time to lead one of their own.

Friday, 31 December 2021 01:36

Introducing Daniel Lim

Recently, we welcomed musician Daniel Lim to our team as an Artist Mentor. We chatted with Daniel about his new role and are thrilled to share more about him with you below. Join us in welcoming Daniel! 

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