CONGO 2016

I would like to say a big ole' THANK YOU to all who have supported me in this process, whether in prayer, finance, or both. I couldn't do this without you, and it means the world to me. I am so thankful to be sharing this with you and to have had the opportunity to do something like this. My prayer is that this would encourage you, wherever you may be or whatever you may be doing. If you would have asked me a year ago, I would have had no clue that I would be spending the month of August 16' in Africa. If you would have asked me a week before I left I would have asked you to pray for my passport to return with my visas inside, and a month prior I was wondering where the funds would come from. God provided, as always! Receiving my passport in the mail just a few days before I left was crazy, but it showed that God's hand was behind this whole thing.

My goal in this blog is to give basic information about the trip through words, and to communicate more of what I felt/experienced through photos. I learned a lot on this trip how much I can give through photography. An admired photographer named Eric Perry once said to "give photos instead of take photos." That statement was put to practice for me during this trip because I thought prior that I would be invading by photographing, but most of the people I met loved being in front of the lens. The more time I spent there, the more I fell in love with blessing people with my passion for photography. Now that I'm back in the States, I believe that posting this is something I can do to "give photos", strictly for the Glory of God. 

I am including very minimal, descriptive writing in this post for basic information, so please contact me if you'd like to hear more! I would love to talk.