Friday, February 22, 2013

hawa images

I am excited and a bit terrified to introduce my new photography website!
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You can check it out here.

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged and inspired to me to follow this vision. The name and story is very close to my heart. When I started becoming interested in photography and story telling using images I never thought I would be able to pursue it in a more real way and I feel so blessed.  Creative gifts that have been put on hold for years of birthing babies and living in Africa are being used again and in new ways.  I can spend hours pouring over images with no idea how long it has been and they speak to me.  Images can be used to divide us or unite us.  They can inspire action and call us to see the common humanity given to us by our creator.  I pray that I can help create images that move people to love and respect for all peoples God has created.  To be honest as I start pursuing this more I struggle to not listen to the ever present voice that tells me I will fail and not be any good at it but I am also choosing to ask Him to use my gifts and creativity for His kingdom. I have the opportunity to go to Sumatra and help tell stories through images and receive more on the job training in just a few weeks. When I first was invited to join this trip I thought it would not be possible but thanks to my supportive family I can take this step towards learning more.  So I'm going and seeking to grow and learn and bless and be challenged.  I'm excited and a bit intimidated and feeling mixed emotions about leaving my girls and Jason behind for 3 weeks.  But I also sense this will be a rich time for me of processing and learning and seeing a part of God's creation that is new to me.  I am so looking forward to sharing the stories and people I meet with you  because I know that they will change me.
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1 comments:

McKinze said...

Congratulations, Rox! I love it and am so excited for you! I am also happy to hear you're going to Sumatra to work on your skills and love on some more people. Can't wait to hear more about your trip when you return. Travel safe!