It's no secret that I love traveling and photography. But what I love more is impacting the world for a greater purpose. Last November I was contacted by Global Encounters and was told that I had been accepted for a trip to Romania. In this trip I will be teaching the local gypsy kids photography. We will be using photography as a way to teach them about the saving grace of Jesus and using this to help them see themselves as loved and cherish by a big God. I will also be photographing the entire time so I will be able to keep you guys updated right here on my blog.
These kids are living in the slums of Romania and often treated as the unwanted of the Romanian culture. They are suffering and hurting. We are bringing them the message that they are not unwanted, unloved or less than human. We are bringing them hope, joy and help.
Many people who live in conditions like this feel helpless and as if they don't matter, that their existence is going unnoticed by the world. By sharing their stories, their lives and their hope, we are giving them a voice. A voice to be heard. A voice that says, "I matter. I am important and I am loved."
We are working directly with the gypsy children in Romania. And I have the enormous honor of being able to bring my thirteen year old daughter with me on this trip. I am praying for a soul-opening experience for her and for each and every one of the children she gets to minister to while we are there. I strongly believe that we live in a world where we have a responsibility and an honor to serve the world in some way. I feel called to minister in this way. My heartbreaks at the thought that there is a single person in this world who doesn't think they have value, a purpose and a strength.
But we can't get there without your support. I have several ways that you can help.
First, you can donate directly using this link.
You can book a mini session here.