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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Passion

If you are significantly acquainted with me, you know I am passionate about a few things. I love Jesus. I am obsessed with photography. I am captivated by cultures and travel. I am passionate about social justice and mercy.

An opportunity arose, rather suddenly, that combines a lot of these passions into a trip with my church, Riverside, here in St. Louis.


On December 27th, I will be heading to Honduras with a small group to work at the Micah Project. The Micah Project accepts young boys, either living in poverty or on the streets of the capital city, Tegucigalpa, into the shelter of the project. Their goal is to support these young men, who will prayerfully grow to "act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly" with our God. (Micah 6:8)


I will be on a team that will be helping these young men in renovation efforts from devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and to run a Vacation Bible School for local children. I will also have the privilege of photographing our experience in hopes of spreading vision for the work of the Micah Project.


Needless to say, I am so excited to once again be able to GO and serve in whatever way I can. It is thrilling that God provides opportunities that connect so many of my passions. I pray He moves my heart to a place where I can love more.

I need you! What can you do?
Pray!
Please join me in praying for...
- The trip! from December 27th through January 2nd
- The 24 boys currently at the Micah house
- Our work in showing love through renovation
- Loving the local children
- The photographs would tell their story and prompt others to serve
- Financial support for the trip

Give!
If you would like to financially support this trip, you can make tax-deductible donations to Riverside Church via me! Email me at ahardyphoto@gmail.com. (The total cost for our team of 6 is estimated at $6000!) I would love to have you join me in contributing financially. You can also give to the Micah Project via their website.

If you are reading this, chances are, you are a beloved friend or family member. Know that I love you dearly and think of so many of you I am separated from geographically. This is my absolute favorite time of year! I pray with every twinkly light, every straw manger scene, and even every inflatable Santa, you are reminded of the birth of our Savior, Jesus.


1 Comments:

OpenID verybadcat said...

I'm excited for you, and for the people who are about to spend some quality time with the lovely Mandy. Also? Cannot wait to see these pictures.....

7:16 AM  

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