In November 2007, I was blessed with the opportunity to fly out to Vishakapatnam (Vizag), India and share my time to photograph for Vision Nationals. Vision Nationals is a non-profit ministry that plants churches, trains nationals and cares for orphans and widows throughout Asia. It was a very special 2 weeks for me, I got to see the ministry that we hear so much about at Mars Hill Church whom they have given much to through the Acts 29 Network. Although I was born in the Philippines and have been exposed to poverty, it’s always sobering to see what the world looks like outside of the United States. I’m reminded each time of how much we have, despite the bad economy and our devaluating home prices. Many of the widows and orphans that are raised by Vision Nationals would otherwise have nothing, living in poor conditions on the streets and countryside. Through the ministry, they are fed, clothed, housed, educated and sent back out to the world ready and able to take care of their families and have their circumstances and legacies changed. It’s amazing.
There are many stories that I have from my time in India, being lost in translation, bollywood, the traffic, the culture, the spicy food, all that have allowed me to reflect on the good gifts that have been given to me and how to steward them well. Since I wasn’t blogging in 2007, I wanted to bring back this time in my life to share with you all.
If you would like to share in the opportunity to help this ministry grow please go to their website to donate.