Refocus

 

Who We Serve, Near and Far

05 Jan 2018, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

In 2013 South Sudan plunged into civil war. Since the violence began, approximately 4 million South Sudanese people have become internally displaced or refugees in foreign countries. Though this population has experienced horrific suffering, there are those who bring hope to their people. Sosthen is…

Charlotte, our home.

29 Dec 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

To celebrate our past 10 years, we are looking back at a few of our favorite stories and moments. There are thousands to chose from, but we are narrowing them down to our top 10. This is story #9. Silent Images spent our first several…

Voice for the Voiceless

15 Dec 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

At Silent Images one of our oldest taglines is “give a voice to the voiceless.” When we visited a school in India with hundreds of children laughing and playing and speaking to us all at once, it’s impossible imagine that in Indian society these children…

My Heart’s in the Wrong Place

22 Sep 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

When I was younger I often felt forgotten… and, really, sometimes I still do. I was the youngest of four kids. Life was hectic and busy. I was selfish for attention, so I did the most logical thing to a kid: I ran away from…

Take it or Leave it

08 Sep 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I was given advice… “Now that you’re a father, watch out for dad bod.” There are plenty of blogs on eating healthy/diets, but don’t worry… this isn’t one. Can I just say that it’s flat out expensive to eat healthy? For my family, we recently…

Learning How to be Flexible

18 Aug 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

One thing I’ve learned about working in video production is that you have to be flexible. Flexible meaning: being ready for very little actually happening as planned. The organizational side of my personality loves post-it notes, lists, and having the peace of mind from having…

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…

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…