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2016 Tours

We did 13 tours in 2016.

    TACO Performance Group in Switzerland

    February 27 - March 07

    Featuring a mix of different art forms (music, drama, dance and usually a few other things) this group entertains audiences with their gifts and shares the life-changing message of Jesus with them - both on and off the stage. Check out the TACO Performance Group website.

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    A team of four traveled to Switzerland to bring a special message to the Swiss people. The message was "You can reach out to Muslims as well" Showcasing how gifts and abilities that God has given can be used to share the team met with church groups and Christian youth organizations. Check out a video from the tour

    TACO Performance Group

    Zahir in Kyrgyzstan

    April 05 - April 19

    Finnish Band. Check out the Zahir website.

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    The Finnish band Zahir along with an aerialist traveled to Kyrgyzstan to share the gospel through music and aerial arts. 1. Over 1000 people came to the shows 3. Over 400 inquired more about the gospel message 4. Approximately 20 people made professions of faith. 5. Much of this tour the TACO Team partnered with the biggest church network in Kyrgyzstan. They were overjoyed by the performances and would love to partner more in the future. 6. TACO "cemented" it's long term work by formally agreeing to work with the indigenous Good News Mission. Check out a video from the tour

    Zahir on tour

    Redemptor in Albania

    April 21 - May 05

    This is a Taco group made up of Taco team members and a visiting drummer. The performance included music, dance, and drama

    Tour Highlights

    Members from the TACO team traveled to Albania bringing music, dance, and the Gardener drama. In the city of Lushnje team members gave personal testimonies and when the invitation was given, not only did many pray along, they came up afterward to get more information and get connected with local believers. A highlight was getting to perform at the Tirana Women's Prison. When our local organiser invited people to pray with at the end, it was beautiful to hear the hushed voices of a few women repeating the prayer. What an amazing opportunity to share God's love and the hope found in Jesus.

    Redemptor on tour

    Face-to-Face in Turkey

    May 16 - May 22

    Face-to-face use drama/puppets with local styled dance and music to tell Biblical stories pointing to the work of Christ in salvation. The portable nature, quick set-up and highly visual approach of this type of outreach allow it to draw large crowds quickly and be performed from seaside boardwalks to busy parks. Click here or here to see shows.

    Tour Highlights

    The TACO team took the Gardener drama along with some music to cities in Western Turkey. Although audiences genuinely seem to enjoy the show and understand the aspects of the Creation story we tell which match up with an Islamic understanding, they struggle to understand the idea that God in human form entered our broken world offering us forgiveness and a second chance to regain paradise. We trust that some of the 200 or so Bible correspondence courses we gave out as well as many of the one-on-one conversations we had will bear fruit as God chips away at the prevailing worldview here.

    Face-to-Face on tour

    Jon Simpson in North Africa

    May 31 - June 12

    Wherever the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Simpson has been – and he’s been around the world – he has been an artist who gets to the emotional core of his subject matter.
    Simpson’s creative melodic rock possesses a poignant resonance that is part plea for a better world, and part determined declaration to do something about it. Check out the Jon Simpson website.

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    Bringing the message of a powerful love that is stronger than death members of the TACO team along with Jon Simpson traveled to North Africa. Carrying this message into the poorest areas, the team brought a message of hope using music and dance. Check out a video from the tour

    Jon Simpson on tour

    Jon Simpson in Turkey

    June 13 - June 20

    Wherever the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Simpson has been – and he’s been around the world – he has been an artist who gets to the emotional core of his subject matter.
    Simpson’s creative melodic rock possesses a poignant resonance that is part plea for a better world, and part determined declaration to do something about it. Check out the Jon Simpson website.

    Tour Highlights

    Bringing Jon Simpson's music together with a Turkish language drama is a one two punch of the gospel message. We were about to start a show when a policeman walked up. Someone had complained that we were on the grass. He said we could move anywhere, as long as it was off the grass. On the other side of the hill we quickly set up in an area with a big statue in the middle. On the grassy side we had an audience of about 100 people but within moments of moving our audience more than quadrupled. The thing Satan sent to discourage us, God used to reach out to hundreds more people.

    Jon Simpson on tour

    Wings Worship Workshop in Turkey

    July 24 - July 28

    Every two years, local believers from Turkey gather together to be encouraged and trained as worship leaders and creative artists. There is Bible teaching and seminars, workshops, and technical lessons for music, drama and dance over four days where participants develop their skills and draw closer to God.

    Wings Worship Workshop

    UniShow in Kyrgyzstan

    August 02 - August 15

    One Life: Dustin connects with his audience speaking from his own experiences dealing with: rejection, parents divorce, suicide, relationships, purity, perseverance, becoming a world champion and more. One Message: to live a life surrendered to Jesus Christ. One Wheel: Dustin illustrates his life and message through a one-of-akind presentation using the tool of extreme unicycling to captivate youth of all ages. Check out the UniShow website.

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    Over a 12 day tour the the Unishow team made up of people from six different countries was able to share the message of hope found in Christ with more than 3,000 people. In addition to sharing the Gospel with many who had never heard it before, the team was blessed to be able to come along side and encourage members of the Body of Christ on their journey. Check out a video from the tour

    UniShow on tour

    UniShow in Turkey

    August 19 - August 21

    One Life: Dustin connects with his audience speaking from his own experiences dealing with: rejection, parents divorce, suicide, relationships, purity, perseverance, becoming a world champion and more. One Message: to live a life surrendered to Jesus Christ. One Wheel: Dustin illustrates his life and message through a one-of-akind presentation using the tool of extreme unicycling to captivate youth of all ages. Check out the UniShow website.

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    Just one month after the attempted coup in Turkey many of the tour dates for this Unishow tour had been canceled however the team decided to go ahead with the firm dates. With just a few days of tour the team was still able to share the message of the Gospel with more than 2,000 people. While the tour came with challenges (in the form of loud protestors) it was worth it to bring the message of hope. Check out a video from the tour

    UniShow on tour

    UniShow in Albania

    August 25 - August 31

    One Life: Dustin connects with his audience speaking from his own experiences dealing with: rejection, parents divorce, suicide, relationships, purity, perseverance, becoming a world champion and more. One Message: to live a life surrendered to Jesus Christ. One Wheel: Dustin illustrates his life and message through a one-of-akind presentation using the tool of extreme unicycling to captivate youth of all ages. Check out the UniShow website.

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    The partnership of TACO with ministry leaders in Albania has been a great blessing for the past several years and continues to bless the country of Albania with new church plants every year. After this tour one church has been strengthened by ten new families, two new churches have been started and another is already in the works. People in Albania are hungry for the Gospel and we look forward to continue bringing it to them. Check out a video from the tour

    UniShow on tour

    Adrian Van Vactor in Albania

    September 01 - September 07

    Adrian’s task is to use of the art of illusion as a tool to bridge cultural, language, and generational gaps in order to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Chris!  Adrian combines apologetics with his international award-winning skills as an illusionist and entertainer. Check out the Adrian Van Vactor website.

    Adrian Van Vactor

    Face-to-Face in Bulgaria

    September 28 - October 07

    Face-to-face use drama/puppets with local styled dance and music to tell Biblical stories pointing to the work of Christ in salvation. The portable nature, quick set-up and highly visual approach of this type of outreach allow it to draw large crowds quickly and be performed from seaside boardwalks to busy parks. Click here or here to see shows.

    Tour Highlights

    After the political instability along with several terrorist actions in Turkey this tour which was meant to be carried out there was unable to take traction but right across the border with Turkey in Bulgaria the church leaders were excited to have TACO come and share. Many areas of Bulgaria have Turkish speaking neighborhoods and it was to them the team carried the message of reconciliation with God through Jesus. In addition to reaching out to the lost the team was also able to encourage the local church in evangelism in their communities.

    Face-to-Face on tour

    UniShow in North Africa

    November 07 - November 22

    One Life: Dustin connects with his audience speaking from his own experiences dealing with: rejection, parents divorce, suicide, relationships, purity, perseverance, becoming a world champion and more. One Message: to live a life surrendered to Jesus Christ. One Wheel: Dustin illustrates his life and message through a one-of-akind presentation using the tool of extreme unicycling to captivate youth of all ages. Check out the UniShow website.

    Tour Highlights

    When TACO teams up with Unishow it is always a great program but when the show includes an aerialist there is no other way to describe it than a circus, A Kingdom Circus. That is what we had in Cairo this tour. The team of 15 from five different countries was able to bring the Gospel message to 3,800 people in just over two weeks.

    UniShow on tour