It is coming to my attention that I am maybe a little bit "mission minded." We will probably not be one of those awesome families that moves overseas to bring the Gospel to the world. (I'm not counting it out, though.) Going to Uganda was amazing, but I don't expect to get to go back every year just because it was His Plan for me this year.
I knew when I started Lifemark Productions that I wanted to be more than just "that one photographer down the street." I wanted to produce MORE than awesome images. I also knew I wanted to be more than just a business. I'd love to be able to minister somehow through my business.
God is absolutely providing that opportunity. So far, I have discovered ministry in two places...
I've had the honor of photographing two terminally ill people with their families. These are special sessions. And while I haven't officially announced this, my personal goal for 2014 is to give 1 free family session to a family dealing with terminal illness for every 9 regular family sessions I book.
Whether I am going on a trip with my camera and laptop to document, or partnering with missionaries through prayer and finances, I feel very led to "do" missions.
In the next day or two, I will tell you about my friend Amanda. She is preparing to leave in a few weeks for Macedonia. What she hopes to do there sounds amazing to me, and I'm thrilled to be able to contribute toward her mission through my business. I really can't wait to tell you about her. :)
I love this job I have. I'm in a business where I get to meet really amazing people who appreciate the preservation of memories as much as I do. I get to watch love happen and I get to see the beautiful in everyone.
Yeah. Pretty much awesome. ;)