October 14-29, 2023
* This includes food, housing, transportation, medical insurance, t-shirt, and most ministry supplies. It does NOT include flights.
September 2, 2023
NUMBER OF SPACES OPEN
The photography team is headed to Thailand this year! Tentative dates: October 14-29. We will update this as soon as the school schedule for Thailand is confirmed, since that’s what influences when the kids will be free for camps.
Covid Update – 02/22/23: Currently the government of Thailand does not require any covid documentation for entry.
You’re a photographer. You have the ability to capture beauty and help others see the world through new eyes. Had you ever thought that your camera could also be a tool to share the gift of eternal life with young teens? If you are a photographer with a heart for loving people and a desire to see others get saved and grow in their faith, the Missions Photography Team would be the perfect culmination of your skills, abilities, and passion for people.
Two to three photographers will travel with the Thailand mission team this fall. While the rest of the team is running the children’s programs, the photographers will be running simultaneous photography lessons for the older kids. Many of these teens and pre-teens need something extra to draw them in and capture their interest. Photography can bridge that gap.
However, they need more than that. They need investment in their lives from adults who will take the time to build friendships and disciple them. Photography provides the platform to accomplish this. An even greater need, though, is for the truth. They need the truth of the Gospel and they need to know how to live God’s truth in their lives in practical ways. They need a relationship with the Savior. Photography is a tool to get this message across. The photography lessons will communicate, in very visual ways, the same truths of Scripture that the younger kids are learning through games, crafts, and stories. Your personal stories, and the friendships you build will give those truths life and meaning.
- DSLR Camera
- Since photography is the primary ministry platform for this team, photography skills are a must. The first step is to fill out the application for the trip. After you have applied, we will contact you to discuss your photography training and experience.
Liz Team Leader
Me in 12 words or less…
Adventure in overdrive. Life in a carry-on suitcase.
Tracy Van Dover Photography Team Lead
Me in 12 Words or Less: Lover of all things travel + adventure, photographer, believer, enneagram 7.
- At least 16 years old
- Genuinely saved
- In agreement with the Global Encounters statement of faith
- Photography skills and ability to teach photography (see photography requirements)