Photography is a beautiful way to illustrate attributes of God to others, but there is more than one way to do that! On Global Encounters photography mission trips, we bring cameras to teach basic photography to children in other countries and then relate our lessons to the Gospel. A portion from the sale of these cards goes to support ministry efforts in Myanmar and Ecuador.
The story behind the pictures featured in “The World through Their Eyes – Collection 1”:
This set of cards was put together from pictures that were taken by the kids and teens Global Encounters photography teams taught in Ecuador and South Asia. See below for the specific stories…
Flowers Fall: Taken by a little girl named Natalie in the inner city church the team visited in Quito, Ecuador. Kids from all different backgrounds came to this program, some of whom lived on the streets. They saw something going on in the church courtyard and stopped in, giving the team the chance to share the gospel.
Little Things: Taken by a young teen at camp in Same, Ecuador. Kids from Quito have the chance to come to this week-long camp once a year by the beach and learn about God through crafts, games, skits, stories, and photography.
All Things Beautiful: Taken by Dylan, an Ecuadorian teen helper at camp. Dylan was one of my photography students at camp in Ecuador. I remember when we were given our assigned students, I was given three of the older boys to mentor. I wasn’t sure if they would be all that excited about photography and thought I would have my hands full for the week, but it ended up that we bonded really well and I was able to tease them like brothers by the end. They all were interested in photography and put effort into their images. ~Atalie, 2013 photography team member
Do Not Worry: Taken by a teenager in the tribal villages of South Asia. These lilies grow in the mountains and were very popular subjects for our students to photograph.