“We’re all made in the image of God,” says Janice*, who leads OM’s Arts ministry in the United Kingdom. “And God is a creator. Therefore we connect with the creative.”
"One day,” recalls Janice, looking back on an art class she was attending. “[The teacher] asked me ‘How did you get into all this religion stuff?’ I said, ‘Give me ten minutes and I’ll share.’” Janice was able to explain her testimony and the gospel with the whole class, sparking a discussion.
But the reach of this ministry has not been limited to art classes; Janice has also taken her painting to OM UK’s weekly outreach in Birmingham's city centre. She invited people to paint with her, each person adding to a collaborative piece.
One man approached the artwork, curious and Janice asked him if he went to church. “You mean a place of worship?” he replied. “I go to the mosque.” “Are you a good Muslim?” Janice asked, and when he looked bemused, she pressed on. “Do you read the Injil?”