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!
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.
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!
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.
“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
In today's Archive Wednesday, read about an HSI trip to South Asia that led to the discovery of a new style of music with a Biblical connection.
Article Image: "The Things That Are Not" by Paul Hobbs
The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has been sobering for all of us. It has been the subject of much prayer and reflection, and undoubtedly for many of you, artistic response. Our friends at Arts Plus have been publishing weekly reflections along with the artwork of Paul Hobbs (an artist from the UK). See their explanation below and check out their website to view the Beatitudes series.