Mission work doesn’t stop when you step off foreign soil, there are stories to be shared everywhere we go. When Emirates flight attendants Kristine and Carolina asked me where I had been before my Dubai to Dallas connection, I explained that I was in Ethiopia on a humanitarian photography assignment, telling stories with photographs and words about people God uses to share his love to this broken world. They asked if I get depressed seeing so much pain and suffering in the areas of extreme poverty to which I travel. I answered by telling stories about strong little Jennifer and precious Mary Jose in Guatemala, about little Therese in the Philippines and 18 year old Sathish in India. I told how their lives were changed because someone cared enough to share the love of God in their lives and walk beside them; that love conquers all, even death. By this time we all had tears welling up in our eyes as I shared Trust, Faith and Change and how it allows the relationship with your lost loved one to continue, and their story to live on; around the world.
Thanks Kristine & Carolina for your kindness, making a 15 hour flight seem like a lot less.