This post is exciting for me, both professionally and personally. This was my first official, "big" event to shoot and it was no small affair (hello...the mayor attended!!!!). The reason it has a personal interest to me is that this evening was a fundraiser for Hunger Response International. My friend Lorri Sawatsky (pictured below) is a woman that is passionate about her ministry. The theme this year for the event was "Give me your eyes..." This is totally reflective of Lorri's vision: teaching children + others to change the way they look at the world - through the eyes of Jesus! The people involved in this organization genuinely yearn to bring about change to countries that are so much less fortunate than our own. I highly urge you to check out the link to her website; go to the "about" section and watch the video there. The effect that this mission has had and continues to have, globally, gave me goosebumps as I watched.
Lorri - it was an inspiration to see a glimpse of what you do, and it was an honor to be invited to photograph such a fantastic event. Blessings to you as you travel to Ethiopa...now those will be some pictures to see!