Art Discussion Leads to Jesus

I love hearing stories of how God has used a tool or strategy designed by my team! Conversation Art Cards was created by my coworker Jane Fox (I helped Jane reformat them into a web version and a computer slide version). On the front of each card is a work of art exploring an aspect of human experience. On the back are thought-provoking questions leading conversation toward Biblical concepts.

In her ministry at Kansas State University, Jane met Ying (not her real name), a student from East Asia. Jane writes:

“We met weekly, at first to get to know each other… I continued our conversations by suggesting we use the Conversation Art Cards. She loved them, especially the painting from China…

“Before she left [the U.S.], I decided to use the card Hero Story, which tells the story of Jesus and asks for a response.


Mosaic of Christ, 6th century. Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy. “Ravenna – Basilica of San Vitale – mosaic Christ 1” by Username.Ruge is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

“I knew that she had some exposure to the Bible here and I wanted to see what she understood and what she felt about it…The final question [on the card] says this: ‘4. In the mosaic, Jesus is sitting on an orb of the world, which demonstrates his authority over the universe. Draw a picture or find a digital image showing how you relate to the hero story of Jesus Christ.’”

This is what Ying drew:

Ying's drawing
Ying’s drawing

Jane continues:

“When I asked her what it meant, she said the circle represents the world. The figure in the center represents herself coming out of the box, a place of darkness. The figure outside the box is Jesus.

“I then asked her, ‘Are you following Jesus now?’ And she said yes.”

Jane still communicates with Ying, who recently shared that she is using the Conversation Art Cards with people in her home city. How encouraging!

Seminary Update

I’m nearly finished with my Capstone project for seminary. I’ve already taught two of my lessons to my staff team and gotten their feedback, and I’ll lead a third on Monday, April 29. The next step will be to write a paper on the process and include my plans to incorporate suggestions from the feedback. The lessons, feedback, and paper are all due May 9.

Please pray…

…that God will continue to use Conversation Art Cards to bring students to Himself.

…for me as I finish my Capstone.

Thank you for praying!

Denise DiSarro

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I am a staff member with Cru, a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. I work on a creative team in the Indianapolis area.
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