Why I Do What I Do!
Ever heard the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words?”
Previously I thought:
"How can I serve God with my photography??
How could God use this for His glory?? ".
I expressed this to our very dear friends who I knew were heading into missions. They told me how their hearts were changed toward missions because of a picture they had seen. The picture was of a man on the steps of a place of worship for his religion. Bent over in agony, weeping with his young dead child draped across his arms. The family explained to me that the look on the man’s face was of despair. They showed me the photo, it was very moving. As I looked at this photo I noticed. For this man (while he may think otherwise) truly there was no peace from a loving Savior, no hope of ever seeing his child again, here or in Heaven. The man (sadly unbeknown to him as hard as I am sure he tries) was forever lost. It was then that I learned more than ever that God CAN use photography to change lives! Because of that image our dear friends are now full-time missionaries. I said to myself "Wow! There is so much more to this photography thing than I first thought!" That is why my mission now is to show the world through photography that our God is Great and Worthy to be praised! I thank my father now for his artistic genes, for driving me crazy all those years because now I understand, and now love what he loves. So, now I am graduated and plan on studying my photography abroad and traveling with it. I have also been invited to go with my missionary friends to take pictures of the region they serve in. And I have many other mission opportunities . I am very excited about what God has in store for me. †