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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…

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,…

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…

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…

“I’m fine” … I lied.

29 Jul 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Like so many great journeys, this story begins on a boat across the sea. (Ok, really it was Lake Victoria, but it’s giant, so I’m calling it a sea for proper dramatic effect.) Ted and I were halfway through a week serving GGCC on Mfangano…

Cameras and Eternity

01 Jul 2016, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Blog, Refocus

I’m humbled to think that my camera made a difference in eternity. It was getting late on my last day in Kenya and honestly, I was frustrated. One thing to know about Africa is that flexibility is a key virtue… but when the sun is…

If not, He is still good.

24 Jun 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I recently went on a hike with my fiance and her aunt. This was a refreshing time for me in the midst of the busyness of life; planning a wedding, working a part-time job, interning with SI (& loving it), all the while trying to…

Tamarind – Indian Food Miracle

17 Jun 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Kenia and I always said that were committed to building a marriage, not a wedding. This was a good thing considering what a disaster our wedding could have become. During the wedding rehearsal my dad pulled me aside and told me there has been an…

From the Rubble

03 Jun 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I was reading my news app around midnight, which was a terrible idea! There was a new slideshow of children and adults who had drowned trying to escape Syria. And I was simultaneously getting really depressed and seriously pissed. Why haven’t they made an app…

Adoption Makes Me Cry

12 Feb 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I cried during an interview… yet again. I wasn’t gushing, but there was definitely extra moisture than I wanted. And all because we were talking about adoption. My interview subject was a birth mother named Jill who offered her daughter through adoption to a magnificent couple who…