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28 November 2010 No Comment

I have been home for about 5 months now, and very busy at work.  I have had a passion for photography for about 4 years now and never really thought about using it for anything.  While on the Race, God gave me a dream to use my photography to raise money for those in need around the world.  I spent this year taking pictures of the people and places that have touched my heart.  Since I’ve been home, I have been working on getting the non-profit organization up and running.  Now I am very happy to introduce to you Retouch.  Retouch is my way of giving back to the people that changed my life this year.  It is my attempt to spread the Gospel among the nations, and my way of linking my passions with the world’s need.  Please take a moment to visit the site: www.RetouchtheWorld.com

While traveling, I met some of the most incredible people in the world.  Now that I am home, it is my joy to be able to help them.  I walked with Pastors who had mud-walled churches, filled with only dirt clods for pews.  Yet they worshiped and rejoiced over God’s provision in their lives.  I sat with the poorest of the poor who could not put food on their own table, yet welcomed us into their home and gladly shared what they had.  I listened as children cried at night because of the hunger pain in their bellies.  I watched as men and women of God rose up every day and faced this world’s adversities for the sake of the Gospel.  They never once asked for anything from me – only for me to join them in worshiping the Lord and sharing his love with those who did not now.

I have been so blessed through this year of missions, and I simply can’t let those relationships and people go.  By creating Retouch, it is my goal to unite people in America with people all over the world who are in need.  It is my dream to sell my photography and use those proceeds to help change the lives that changed me.  I am overjoyed to share this project with you, and I hope you will take a few minutes to read through the different stories of Christians all over the world.  On the website, the Projects link has a list of the people that Retouch is currently supporting.  And you can read through the Blog for updates and stories from people overseas.

Now that it is the holiday season, I have been busy getting all of the pictures printed and ready to be sold.  I am happy to share with you my new Etsy Shop which has all of my work for sale at a great price.  100% of the sales go straight back to the people Retouch sponsors.  I would be honored for you to visit the store and look through the items.  The pictures make great Christmas presents and are an awesome way to give back.

I was so blessed to have so many amazing supporters during my travels.  I cannot thank each one of your enough for your prayers and support.  It is because of you that this dream is a reality.  I am so excited to see where the Lord takes this project, and I ask you to continue to join me in prayer that he continues to open up doors for us to reach out and touch many lives all over the world.

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