Practicing Perspective09 Sep 2016, Posted by Blog in
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 been able to accomplish through God’s grace thus far.
Take just this month, for instance. We’ve had a whole month to edit and now we’ve produced every single video that we’ve filmed up until this point in time. We finally got to bring to life stories that we filmed FOUR months ago!
Though we’ve been confined to one room editing for four weeks straight, we’ve revisited impoverished parts of Peru, the north coast of Brazil, and a few places in Colombia.
We’ve re-listened to stories of a woman who empowered her entire village to become artisans, an eight-year-old who plays drums on his church’s worship team, and a hitman who is now a dire-hard Christian transforming his gang-controlled city into a better place.
People can be amazing examples of Christ if they choose to live their lives as such. Can you imagine the change we’d see in the world if all Christians lived out their faith and chose to be the hands and feet of Christ?
That’s what we get to see nearly every day, and let us be a testament that lives are changing for the better, communities are transforming into beautiful places, and broken cities can have hope.
Jordan and I get to befriend so many people who choose to see the light around them when they’re surrounded by darkness. That is a powerful gift.
Slowly but surely, I’m learning from them; attempting to focus on the light and see the glass half full. We’ve still got three whole months in Latin America and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us!
Thanks for following us on this journey,