Although the primary focus for Avery House Creative is wedding photography we have a broader vision than just weddings and portraits. From the very beginning we have been involved in missions and supporting missionary friends that have dedicated their lives to sharing the Gospel around the world near and far. Missions like Casas Por Cristos, The Word at Work, Dublin Christian Mission, and Matthew 10 Ministries. Everything we do is worthless unless we have a community we can give back to and be a part of. We are blessed to have a vocation that allows us to give back so freely with our time and resources.
We finalized our travel dates today with Matthew 10 Ministries, a non-profit group based in the states that partners with Manna Ministries in India to help orphans, equip pastors, encourage widows, and bring the Christian Gospel to thousands of people there. We will be traveling Nov. 22 – Dec. 1, 2009 to Suryapet and several other surrounding towns. There are a handful of images below that Stevi took on her trip in 2007 to Warrangal capturing the essence of the people and children that, to the eyes, have so little, but looking deeper have everything they need. Coming from a consumer society this is hard to believe but to hear Stevi say “they were the happiest and most beautiful people you have ever seen” I believe her and can’t wait to experience India for the first time next month.
We are going to document the best we can what God is doing through Matthew 10 and Manna Ministries with stills and short video clips for about nine days traveling from city to city and meeting with families, children, widows and pastors and look forward to sharing the stories and images with all of you.