Starting my job here at Silent Images last week was almost a surreal experience. Waking up, dressing warmly, driving to an office, looking for parking, walking through the door and being welcomed by an expecting group of familiar faces – such ordinary things for most people.
Though after a year of traveling through remote parts of the world an ordinary morning now felt so strange to me, but strangely comforting at the same time.
This 9:00 to 5:00 routine once filled my days, until my wife Cassie and I felt a pulling from the Lord. He was calling us to leave the routine of our conventional lives and walk in faith into the unknown.
We left our jobs, left our apartment, packed our belongings into storage, and set out to volunteer as photographers and video producers for organizations and ministries in Nepal, India, Africa, and Latin America.
Now, for supporters and followers of Silent Images, this idea might not strike you as too crazy, but for our families, our friends, our church, (and a little for ourselves) it was unimaginable.
For the entire year of 2015, we travelled and created, experiencing the heights and the depths of God’s love, provision and grace. We captured the uplifting stories of modern day slaves being freed in India, human trafficking victims in Nepal being liberated and helping others to achieve the same, remote people groups in Africa being reached with clean water, and so many more.
Each step we took in faith, unsure of where the path was ultimately leading, but trusting in the Lord to make that path straight.
And that path led us straight to Silent Images.
It’s a comfort to know that Silent Images is where God wants to use me. For a few months I’ll be working the 9:00 to 5:00 life in the Silent Images office, then Cassie and I moving to South America as the first satellite team in Silent Images’ history.
Soon we’ll be pioneers once again, unsure of where the path is ultimately leading, but confident that God will keep our path straight.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,a
and he will make your paths straight.
– Proverbs 3:5-6
Happy on His path,