Burmese Morning27 Oct 2017, Posted by Blog in
One crisp morning in the spring of 2010, before the China sun had a chance to rise, a missionary friend and I made our way into Burma. For months he had been telling me about the minority ethic group, the Kachin in Burma, and their plight at the hands of the Burmese military.
To this day, it was one of the riskiest moves I have made, but the blessings that ensued are too numerous to count.
It sent Silent Images on a seven year journey to continue to tell the story of Burma (now called Myanmar) through photo galleries, documentaries, and it sparked long term partnerships with the DeBoer Foundation and President George W. Bush which allowed us to teach photography to over 200 Burmese leaders.
Today, when I am searching for the courage or resolve to push through a difficult or scary situation for SI, I often reflect on this spring morning and the blessings that resulted from one courageous decision.