If you have read any of my previous articles there is a pretty good chance that you would have picked up that I have a warehouse, along with my friend Tim, which is called the Mosaic Workshop.
You would have also picked up that we started this warehouse as a missional project within our community that we hoped would be something; that in some small way would make the world a better place.
Our main objective was to bring people together around creativity, hospitality, and faith.
The other day we made a neighbourhood art installation at our warehouse and we called it 'The Bonfire.'
The intention was to bring people in our community together, to eat together, and to create a beautiful sculpture using wool and light.
The thing that really encouraged me about doing this was that we got funded by our local council to put this event on: the Albert/Eden Local Board and Albert/Eden Neighbourhood Arts.
I was so stoked that at the core our government wants things like this to happen.
So all I want to do here is show a video that I made about 'The Bonfire.' It captures the evening far better than I could do with words. I hope you enjoy it.
Let us know your thoughts: https://youtu.be/2K5ylAoF6no.
May we as the Church work toward bringing people together!
Jared Diprose is a self-employed Artisan and co-director of the Mosaic Workshop. He has a degree in Theology, and believes that words shape worlds. He is married to Sierra. You can see some of his work at www.jareddiprose.co.nz and you can check out The Mosaic Workshop at www.facebook.com/workshopmosaic.
Jared Diprose's previous articles may be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/jareddiprose.html