But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.
Ephesians 2:4-5 (ESV)
This week, I made an unusual discovery. My husband was busy weed-eating our front yard, and I was surveying the area, watching the weed-eater do its thing and thinking about the work we would still need to do to landscape our front walkway. Then, something caught my eye.
Among the unsung heroes in Inspiro Arts Alliance are the trained recording musicians God has sent the alliance to help capture the sounds of ethnic worship, often in obscure places where new songs have recently been birthed. When doing field recordings in non-western areas and facing unpredictable situations, these well-trained engineers learn various unexpected new techniques on the field.
We always love when we hear stories of how the Lord is using our artists and their art in unique ways. Recently, long-time staff member Chuck Tryon shared just such a story with us.
Last week, we saw how Jin was continuing to create in the midst of the pandemic. Today, we conclude our series with Jin, starting back at the beginning - with a recognition of calling and a challenge to consider yours. We are also sharing a special video put together by Jin's church (Island Evangelical Community Church) in which she shares her testimony.
On Tuesday, we learned about how the Lord continued to work in Jin's life after Incarnate, and we heard the beginning of how she has continued to work on her art during the pandemic. Today, we get to see up close what Jin has been working on during COVID - and it involves toilet paper! Enjoy Jin's words and artwork below and take in her God-honoring creativity.
Article Image courtesy of Island Evangelical Community Church, Hong Kong
Last week, we heard about how God led Jin to take part in Inspiro's Incarnate training and how He grew her in her identity as an artist while she was there. Today, we'll hear about how the Lord has continued to help Jin to see her identity since Incarnate and how she has continued to create during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this week, we heard the beginning of Jin's story as she began to understand that God had created her as an artist for a reason. Read below to find out how the Lord led her to Incarnate and how she grew while she was there.
Photo by Joelle Erwin
Wenjin Wang is an artist serving the Lord in Hong Kong. Recently, she had the opportunity to share the story of how the Lord called her to be an artist on mission. In a beautiful series of events, Jin learned not only how the Lord had asked her to serve Him but also who He had created her to be. Read below to find out more about Jin's story!
Within Inspiro, we talk a lot about artists. On the ‘Who We Are’ page of our website, we state, ‘We cultivate and empower artists globally to spark beautiful worship and witness among the least reached.’ We are a ministry comprised of artists that ministers to and through artists who seek to fulfill the Great Commission as artists. However, we realize that the term ‘artist’ can mean different things depending on your cultural context. We never want anyone interested in serving with us to be hindered by a misunderstanding of this term. In an effort to all be on the same page, here are some reflections on what it means to be an artist.