Bellamy to tell nativity story through balloon sculptures

December 3, 2022 | 12:08 am

Updated December 3, 2022 | 12:10 am

Dan Bellamy tells biblical stories through balloon sculptures in a one-of-a-kind experience. This Sunday evening, he’ll be at Yellow Creek Church telling the nativity story. All are welcome to attend the event, plus stay for cookies and a cocoa bar after.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. Yellow Creek Church is located at 5741 KY 144.

With an earned Doctor of Ministry, Dan has served as a college minister, camp staffer, and full-time youth pastor. Now he’s touring the U.S. with his company Inflatable Stories, which he uses to tell children stories about Jesus.

“Now, through Inflatable Stories, his love for children’s ministry and passion for balloons converge, allowing him to share the gospel in unique and powerful ways,” his company website reads. “In his hands, balloons transform into life-size works of art reflecting the truth of Scripture in a way that captivates kids’ hearts and minds.”

Bellamy travels across the U.S. and the world, bringing Inflatable Stories to kids at churches, camps, and other ministry events. Through his travels, Dan has come to understand the unique ministry role he plays.

“The most important message in the world — the good news of Jesus Christ — won’t impact anyone if no one is paying attention,” his website reads. “That’s why I use these ‘blown-up stories’ to share life’s biggest truths. I’m glad kids have as much fun seeing my work as I do creating it, but it doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t impact their lives. I carry balloon sculptures to churches because I see God using my gift to bring the Bible to life for them. It’s that simple.”

In addition to his ministry through Inflatable Stories, Bellamy recently completed his first children’s book, The Inflated Story of Noah, which features large-scale balloon creations photographed on location in places like Alaska, the Galapagos Islands, and Israel — a project 10 years in the making.

December 3, 2022 | 12:08 am

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