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Last Letter

Christmas 2012 :: Free Portraits for Military Families

08We had a great time on Saturday, December 8th, blessing Military Families in San Diego.  MISSION focused gathered up a bunch of talented photographers to offer Military Families in San Diego an opportunity to have their Family Portraits taken at Liberty Station.  We had 36 families, representing the Navy, Marines and the Army, come join us Saturday morning.  It was a beautiful morning to bless those who serve our country and their families.   You can see more photos HERE.

ready…and willing

not really a big fan of biggie…but recently saw that the baby on the cover of his album ready to die is now a young man of 18.  what caught my eye was the title of the album

at catalyst this year i had a chance to talk with the folks with last letter.  this is from their site…

Who is Last Letter?

We are followers of Jesus. Sacrificially taking action to do justice and share Jesus among the impoverished, lost, downtrodden and oppressed.

What is the Last Letter Purpose?

We are working to fuel a revolution of Christians who are passionately offended by hopelessness and poverty.  Where there is hunger, we will feed; where there is no water, we will dig; where there is disease, we will bring medication.  And why? Because Jesus asked all of us — every believer — to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and heal the sick — in His name.  Through His example of sacrifice and death, we give ourselves that He might live in and through us in this world.

What is the Last Letter Narrative?

There is an age long forgotten story, when obedient Christians packed up their worldly belongings into a pine casket and sailed the oceans to a distant land.  Before its ultimate use, the constantly visible casket served as a daily seal of the missionaries’ commitment to take up Jesus’ cross among the poor and the lost.

Before their ships would sail, these Christian servants would scribble with tears and ink, their own last letters.  These letters were penned in Bibles and on weathered parchment in a desperate attempt to explain their divine compulsion to give up everything and everyone to serve the lost and the hurting.  At her final farewell, surrounded by parents and siblings, a twenty-year-old single lady would hand her father her last letter, she would tearfully embrace, board the ship and sail off never to return.

in the coming weeks we will be discussing this topic in more depth…

especially how it relates to the world of photography…

are you ready to die…for Jesus?