“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.

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.

Thursday, 14 July 2022 17:58

Finding New Ways to Pray

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On today's post from the Archives, we are sharing an article about prayer. The article discusses several different HSI trips and how Erica Logan (now directing the Incarnate program for Inspiro) and others implemented creative ways to pray on each of them. Read below to find out more about the trips! 

In this week's Post from the Archives, we are sharing an article about an HSI trip to Uganda in 2017. On this trip, the team was able to encourage the local artists to grow in their God-given creativity and to lead them in a songwriting workshop. The artists were excited to learn more about God's view of beauty and to begin composing their own songs. Find out more below! 

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.

Today's Archive Wednesday is a trip report from an HSI project in South Asia in July of 2018. During the trip, the team conducted a songwriting workshop with local pastors and musicians, teaching them to write worship songs in their language and traditional style. The team was ecstatic when the pastors created a benediction song - a new genre for them. Read more below about the trip! 

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 19:22

Music and Drama in Tanzania

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On today's Post from the Archives, hear from Stephanie Biggs as she shares about an HSI trip to Tanzania. This trip focused on theatre and music and encouraged the Jesus-followers there to consider local art forms. 

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 19:01

See the Lamb of God

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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. 

Wednesday, 08 June 2022 14:30

The Importance of Sound

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After a brief hiatus, we are back with another Archive Wednesday! In today's article, read about HSI's work with audio engineers, helping people to record music in their heart language and cultural style. Specifically featured in this article is Southeast Asia and Mongolia, and you can follow the links to hear some of the recordings.