In June 2010, we sent a team of 5 artists to Quito, Ecuador to Iglesia La Vina (the Vineyard Church). Here’s what we did:
Painted colorful jungle murals in 3 of their Sunday School rooms
Painted a huge jungle vine along their stairwell with “Bienvenidos!” (“Welcome!”) at the top
Painted a sanctuary backdrop and cross for their stage
Facilitated an hour of congregational art & worship during their Sunday morning service
Painted their church logo onto 3 doors and walls along the entrance
We stayed in Quito a week, an amazing experience full of love and fellowship, prayer and worship, eating and laughter! We fell in love with Iglesia La Vina. Someday we’d love to do another art mission trip!
Meanwhile please check out VineArts leader Lisa Marten’s blog, Traveling Art Minister. Lisa is a phenomenal artist who has done many art mission trips all over the world! She is an inspiration to us all.