Pic of the Month: October ‘10

by | Nov 16, 2010 | Pic of the Month | 0 comments

I’m back! I’m finally back after three busy weeks of traveling, completing the calendar, and volunteering at the National Bible Bee! There is so much to talk about, so I’ll keep posting over the next few days. But for now, I’ve got to make up for missing the October Pic of the Month.

Let Your Light Shine

Canon 40D, 55mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO 800

It was growing dark as we drove up the arid mountainside to the next stop on our itinerary: a gathering of children and families from the surrounding shanty town. I wasn’t sure what to expect. But the crepuscular atmosphere which loomed over the favela through which we traveled was in no way reflective of the animated meeting place in which we shortly found ourselves! Beaming children swarmed us when we arrived and enthusiastically responded to the songs and stories we taught about character and attentiveness.

This type of event is impossible to capture with a camera; it is trying to convert emotion to reality. But the key is to do your best! And sometimes, you might emerge with something that may depict a glimpse of what was actually experienced. And that is what I feel about this picture. In a needy place, dim with poverty and sin, there can be hope, light, and vision for a better future. Though surroundings may stay the same for awhile, there will always be improvement where there is Light!

 

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