Recently, our Southwest Regional Director Adrian Van Vactor, was communicating with one of the organizations that he works with every year to reach the Muslim world. When Adrian shared that he would be interested in joining another project with them, they couldn’t believe the timing! They had a major need for a speaker for some of their projects and Adrian plans to step right in. In fact, we here at FaithSearch are excited to see Adrian team up for this mission with his fiance’, talented artist and performer Alyson Degnan, for some open air performing and evangelism in Albania and Turkey next month!
The inviting organization does not have the means to provide for the costs to organize these strategic outreach tours. This is an awesome opportunity to literally carry the Gospel with Adrian to Turkey and Albania. During Adrian’s last tour in Albania, he was able to share his faith on national television for over eleven millions Albanians!
In Turkey, Adrian and Alyson will not only will be openly and boldly sharing Christ in the most un-reached country in the world (read about Adrian’s first tour here), Adrian was invited to teach and perform at a conference in Istanbul that is centered on how to mobilize young people to reach Turkey. There will be over 300 Turkish and other nationalities there to learn and plan on how they can make a difference in lives of people there.
Please prayerfully consider contributing a one time $100… $250… or even $500 special gift for this immediate project. Of course, any gift, no matter how small or how great, is a tremendous help!
ABOUT Adrian Van Vactor
Adrian was nine years old when he saw his first live magic show. Little did Adrian know that Tucson, AZ, where he lived, was the home of one of the largest chapters of the Society of American Magicians. Through relationships Adrian developed as the youngest member of the local chapter, he quickly develop his skills. It was also through the club that Adrian met his first follower of Christ, who later led Adrian to the Lord.
Having a wealth of performers to learn from, whether at monthly meetings and performances, or at practice in Tucson, Adrian decided to begin competing on stage at national conferences around the country. His exposure earned him an invitation to headline as a teenage performer at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA.
Then it was time to move on to the international competitions. In 1994, Adrian was selected by audition as one of ten performers from around the globe to come to Las Vegas and compete. This annual international conference is called the “World Magic Seminar” and hosts thousands of professional performers from around the world as well as some of the most renowned names in the performing art of illusion.
Adrian won FIRST PLACE at the event, being the fist young performer to win the Lance Burton Award. Later that same year, Adrian was selected by a board of professional peers to receive the Milbourne Christopher Award for “The Most Promising Young Magician of the Future.” Previous recipients of this prestigious award include David Copperfield, as well as Siegfried and Roy.
In his early 20s, Adrian learned a unique combination of performing the art of illusion and evangelism while touring with “The Andre Kole Magical Spectacular,” a ministry of Cru, where Adrian is currently on staff.
For over twenty years, Adrian has used his international award-winning show as a way to challenge the minds of skeptics and share God’s message of love through Jesus Christ in a relevant and entertaining way.
Adrian has received extensive training as a speaker and evangelist in addition to his many years of performing the art of illusion. A graduate from The Communication Center under Cru for evangelistic speaking is where Adrian received over 160 hours of specialized evangelism training in presentation, speech development, and Christian apologetics, enhancing Adrian’s skills and ability to be relevant and effective in a variety of platforms.
In addition to his Cru training, Adrian completed The Billy Graham School of Evangelism, a thorough addition to Adrian’s knowledge and skills in communicating the Gospel to today’s world.
Adrian has performed in over twenty-five countries on six continents, with thousands of evangelistic outreach and public speaking engagements, before hundreds of thousands of people in university campuses, churches, prisons, and youth groups. Adrian was invited to speak and perform for over 11,000 people at the World’s Fair in Hanover, Germany. Adrian has been humbled to present the Gospel and see tens of thousands of men, women, and children commit their lives to Christ.
When Adrian is not traversing the globe sharing Christ with the un-reached, he lives part time in the Southwest U.S., and part time in Minneapolis, partnering with FaithSearch International, where he continues to combine his expertise in the art of illusion with his public speaking and teaching skills to share the life-transforming grace and love of the Lord Jesus Christ in appealing and unforgettable ways for all audiences.