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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,…

Directing, Food Poisoning, and Burma

28 Oct 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

Stepping out into the uncomfortable can be really, well, uncomfortable. Two days of travel can really wear on ones lower back. But finally I made it to Burma, also known as Myanmar. This was to be my first “Big” project and big it was. Thats…

Holding Grace

21 Oct 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

“I will see ya at the gun shop.” These were the last words Lamard said to me as we parted ways on the 8th floor of Novant Hospital uptown. Lamard, a tall, black, male with dreadlocks down his back and a grey hoodie pulled over…

Lessons Learned in Canada

14 Oct 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

As I ride passenger side, through the fall-turned leaves, I contemplate on how different Toronto looks and feels compared to Charlotte, North Carolina. During my time in Canada, I learned that Canadians really do say “Eh?”, they completely and full heartedly love their hockey, and…

Woven Together

29 Sep 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

The tall, lanky cotton plants sway in the warm breeze, which feels amazingly refreshing when it hits my wet skin after bathing in the Yuruá River. At the top of the hill overlooking the river, there are about 15 small huts with palm roofs lining…

More Than Chess

26 Sep 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

“I have an amazing story for you to capture, Dave,” Rodney said to me over a Skype call as I sat in an old hotel room in Gulu, Uganda. Rodney, the director of Sports Outreach, convinced me to take a drive to Kampala to meet a…

Very Profound Thoughts

16 Sep 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

I just returned from 3 months in Africa and I feel like I should have something profound to say… but instead I only have simple thoughts. Simple thoughts of my favorite Kenyan kid named Fidel (yes, like Castro) who would yell “Gotcha!” when he held…

Practicing Perspective

09 Sep 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

I’m a glass half empty kind of person. Some people call it pessimism, but I just call it realism. Well, this year as Silent Images’ first satellite team isn’t just half over, it’s already two thirds over, but it’s amazing to see how much we’ve…

Grateful

26 Aug 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Nine years ago, Silent Images’ first chapter was written while I was sitting under the shade of a large tree evading the scorching sun of South Sudan. The first page began with Proverbs 31:8, “Speak up for those who can not speak for themselves, for…

How To Be All In

19 Aug 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Do you remember the last time you rested? Like truly, rested. Your mind isn’t thinking about anything else, not about your meeting tomorrow, what you want to do next weekend, anything. It’s safe to say that most of us forget to rest. We say yes…