This is the start of an Images that Speak series I am going to work on. I hope all of you enjoy this and return to see with your eyes, mind, heart, emotion and spirit. I won’t waist your time on dumb shots. That may be another series.
I look at both of these pictures and think of the wonder a little kid has when talking about anything; the imaginations, dreams and creativity that a child possesses is something that is so fleeting as adults help them “grow up.” It is so often in this “growing up” that we lose so much of our flare for life; our desire to experience new wonders, or our capability to truly experience anything outside of a marketed front. Yes we must grow up and take responsibility, but there has to be a sweetly beautiful balance that allows us to be mature but continue dreaming.
Beth, the young lady in these photos, is an alumni of Winona State University and H2O (the college ministry at Pleasant Valley Church in Winona, MN). She recently got back from a year and a half stint in Mongolia and told me that this little girl along with two others have had a documentary made of them into a seven episode TV series called “Childrens Heart.” You can view the trailer here- -http://www.childrensheart.tv/
Beth, working through Samaritan’s Purse is now in North Carolina working with The Children’s Heart Project. They bring children from developing countries that have congenital heart defects to the North America for surgery. They work with local churches to provide a Christian family for child/mom/interpreter to live with for the duration of stay in the USA and partner with hospitals and physicians who agree to donate their services free of charge, making it possible for a little girl who has a very short life expectancy to grow and continue experiencing her dreams. And we get to share the love of Christ with their entire family and village.
Pretty cool stuff. I do hope that Epic Life Church can be a part of this wonderful ministry here in Seattle. We will be praying that God gives us open doors in the hospitals and surgical clinics with doctors and nurses who would give their skills to heal a child.
If you work in the medical field or have contacts that you think may be interested let me know and I will get you or them in contact with the proper people. Maybe it’s time to create a network here in Seattle that can save the lives of hundreds of children.