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A Stranger’s Prayer

28 Jul 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Since I grew up as a missionary kid in Bolivia, I feel at home when I hear the Spanish language surrounding me. I think in a way, I breathe easier when I’m in a pace of life that is as relational as it is in…

The Art of Presentness

07 Jul 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I’ve got a lot going on in my life, and having a laundry list of things to do each day for the next couple weeks has led me to live in a sliver of the future that doesn’t currently exist. All too frequently I find…

First Trip Abroad!

23 Jun 2017, Posted by silentimages in Asia, Blog, Refocus

In May of 2017, I left the United States for the first time. “It’s your maiden voyage!” someone said to me. It has become a cliché for a Westerner to travel to a developing country and return with a profound insight into their own privilege…

Nuns can be blackbelts

07 Jun 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog

Ok, so imagine you and a nun are walking down a dangerous street in Honduras. Suddenly a gang ambushes you. You’re paralyzed with fear. You pray for deliverance. But fear not! God has provided a nun, who can do all things through Christ who strengthens her round-house kick! Ok,…

Time to Reflect

25 May 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I’m sure most of you can relate to the feeling of being too busy. “I wish I had more hours in the day to get the things done that need to get done.” Have you ever said that or thought that? I sure have. Two…

So you want to start a non-profit?

31 Mar 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

My friend who has adopted a child, told me that before someone adopts, he first tells them all of the reasons they should not adopt. Sounds crazy, but he has a reason. He does this just to make sure they realize the magnitude of the commitment…

Discovery in South Sudan

03 Mar 2017, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Blog, Refocus

I spent the past few days in a refugee camp in South Sudan. Personally witnessing the hurt that daily accompanies these people felt nightmarishly surreal. Distinguishing between cultural preference and poverty is difficult in any developing country you visit, but the hardest part for me…

Building a Fire in Burma

07 Feb 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

As a young boy, I remember building my first fire. It was exciting to watch it grow hotter and hotter and then bigger and bigger. In my adult years, it would become a place of gathering friends for conversation and would provide warmth for those…

Where are the leaders?

20 Dec 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

People often ask me my observations of the world after my travels.  I often come home with mixed feelings about global leadership. This morning, I wanted to share an encouraging reflection about the kind of leaders we observed in 2016.   At first glance, it appears…

Lost in Cuba

09 Dec 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

This one time, I got lost in Cuba… Luckily I was given the name of a pastor who would “find” me at the airport… Thankfully it isn’t much of a challenge to find the one white American walking off the plane. So I have this sweet, sweet…

Starting Fresh

02 Dec 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

I’m sure we can all remember the feeling, walking into a new classroom for the first time, with your brand new backpack, new shoes, new outfit – looking around at the other students and wondering if you are going to fit in. Will I make…

Thankful

21 Nov 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Our team couldn’t be more thankful to play a small role in changing the world for good. Silent Images exists to use video/photography to tell stories of hope in the midst of injustice from all over the world. Without our support system of donors, ministries and followers like you,…