Our team is leaving the states TODAY!!! We could not be more excited to officially "meet" everyone so stinkin' soon! And to carry on with introductions, we would love for you to meet Madeline!
* * *
A few months later, I was sitting in my new home in Nashville, having found an internship here and uprooting to follow the Lord to a fresh city. I was doubting my abilities as a photographer, doubting His calling on my life to be a creative and wondering how I could pursue ministry. He brought up Archibald Project to my mind and in my small faith I yelled back, “It’s impossible!” Funny how impossible odds never seemed to stop my God. My community from back home pushed me to act on the desire to go abroad with this organization. I reached out to the owners of Archibald Project with an apologizing email that went something like, “Hey, I know I’m a couple months past the application due dates and I know y’all are probably full and there’s no way I could go on a trip, send me info whenever you can if that’s cool.” Something along those lines- pathetic, right? Well, the next day I got an invitation from them to apply, I just had to get it in that week.
The Lord blew my mind of what I thought was possible. I quickly filled out an application, shot it in, and was accepted to go on the February trip. The Lord’s faithfulness is something that time and time again astounds me. He took my small ideas of what I can do and said, “Let Me do something even better.” I don’t have answers for life after, I don’t know what my next years (let alone months) look like. All I know is that I haven’t even left the confines of my home and this trip has taught me so much about the Lord’s love of taking care of His children in ways we can’t imagine. The support showered on me by family and friends has been overwhelming and encouraging that telling stories can make a difference. My heart is so ready to hear these stories, capture them with dignity and authenticity, and to bring them back with the hopes of changing lives. I am beyond thrilled to see what the Lord does in our time in Uganda and can’t wait to share the images and stories with you! "