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Mining for Local Art Gems in the Philippines

Written by Emily Dickey and Erica Logan We were a team of almost 20 people (Filipino and American), representing multiple organisations and a variety of art disciplines: music, dance, visual art, photography, audio recording, drama, storytelling, jewelry-making, 3D paper crafts and even quilling. Heart Sounds International’s trips are typically limited to music and recording. ThisRead more …

Heading To the Philippines Soon

Heart Sounds has been partnering with YWAM Surigao since 2007. In 2014, HSI and YWAM provided a worship workshop for church worship teams in Surigao del Norte. The 2017 workshop is an expansion of that workshop. On this particular trip, HSI is collaborating with a visual artist from OM Arts as well as local artists to provide a comprehensive arts team for the workshop. I am thrilled to be going onRead more …

Of Waffles and Chocolate

These two delectable snacks are as good in Belgium as they are plentiful. Also plentiful in Belgium is the spiritual need. But OM Belgium has seen the evangelical presence in their town of Zaventem grow from zero to at least four churches since they began ministry 50 years ago!    I had the opportunity to travelRead more …

Worship and Missions: Why the Silo?

The co-founder of Heart Sounds International and my esteemed teammate, Frank Fortunato, recently wrote a 2-part article in celebration of HSI’s 15th anniversary. In part 2, he begins by saying, It was an epochal moment that day in the late nineties, in Pretoria, South Africa. When it was my turn I gave a brief reportRead more …

The HSI Metamorphosis

A little over a month ago, our team gathered outside of Atlanta for the annual Heart Sounds International Summit. The Summit is the one time of year that our entire team is together in one place. We had a marvelous time discussing “synergy”—how each department can contribute to the others and work together to doRead more …

Italy and the UK, part due (two): Forterocca

May 6, 2014 | Posted by in Church History, Italy, mission, OM Arts | 1

The name Forterocca means “mighty fortress” and comes from the Martin Luther song “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” OM Italy built this conference center in the tiny community of Bobbio Pellice, Italy, because of the rich history of the Waldensian church.  I introduced the Waldensians back in this post. As visitors to Forterocca and theRead more …

Redeeming The Date

Mar 17, 2014 | Posted by in adventure, mission | 0

On March 1, 2009, my full-time church ministry position was over. I’ve had many adventures since then. I’ve worked with kids at the YMCA, served with OM short-term in England, worked some temp jobs, started a piano studio, and house-sat doggies and kitties. All of these experiences have enriched my relationship with the Lord inRead more …