harnessing the power of photography for good

Posts tagged “Cyndy Smith

Serving Alongside Adventures in Life in Mexico

edit-2584We have been blessed to photograph the work of Adventures in Life in Mexico over the past 4 years.  This photo was taken in the main marketplace in Oaxaca, with the owner of the world famous NIEVES OAXAQUEÑAS CHAGÜITA.   Our friend Crystal (Multi Cultural Cooking Network) posted a nice little article about the work Dave Miller and Adventures in Life Ministry has been doing in Mexico, you can read the article HERE.

Advertisements

Oaxaca 2013 :: Serving Alongside Adventures in Life Ministries

medteam 101_5294

L to R: Raquel, Claire, Jolene, Cyndy, Arlene, Judy, Linda with Ty in the middle

MISSION focused has been actively serving in Mexico with Adventures in Life Ministries since February of 2010.  It has been a real blessing to see up close the work Dave Miller, executive director of Adventures in Life, and their ministry partners in Mexico are doing.

The above photo is of the 2013 Adventures in Life Spring Medical Team, posing for a photo in San Diego, before heading South for Oaxaca.  They are in Oaxaca this week seeing folks that they saw last March, and attending to new people who come to their clinics this week in the different towns and villages.  Please keep them in prayer.

MISSION focused photographer Cyndy Smith, is photographing this year’s Medical Mission.

The photo below is of this year’s Adventures in Life FMO Men’s Ministry Week Oaxaca, that just finished up in February.  It was a busy week, unfortunately they didn’t have any internet connection, so we are working on photos now and hope to have some to show soon.  The photo was taken by Jim Wanglund, friend of the Mission who was photographing this year’s Men’s Week in Oaxaca.

2013 FMO Men


Cyndy Placed on Injured Reserves

Please keep our friend and fellow Mission Focused photographer Cyndy in your prayers.   She recently broke her wrist fighting off lions, tigers and polar bears in the arctic tundra…well, it wasn’t that dramatic but she did need surgery this week.  Pray for healing and a speedy recovery so she can get back to serving Him with her gifts.


Golfing To Help Reshape Children’s Destiny

Calicinto Ranch’s annual Barcelo Classic Golf Tournament was held this year at the beautiful Legends course in Temecula. The Barcelo family has been a faithful sponsor for each of the last seven tournaments. Participating in the Tournament is a way to support The Ranch in their effort to break the cycle that youth walk in when their parents are in prison. Barna Research reports that 7 out of 10 children of prisoners follow their parents into incarceration. There are over 70,000 children of prisoners in Southern California, over 2 million in our nation! Calicinto Ranch is lovingly showing the children of prisoners that they don’t have to be like their parents.

Red Robin donated the yummy lunches for all the golfers as a result of Any Jones and her team. The Red Robin team also contributed to the tournament by entering a foursome of golfers which included Andrew Mulz, Don Clark, Paul Bankston, Kenny Hom.  The Red Robin team additionally sponsored a hole and participated in the Ball Release, even to the extent of donating the winning money to Calicinto Ranch instead of keeping it. When making a choice on where to dine out consider Red Robin to thanks them for their generous donation to Calicinto Ranch.

The support from the Law Enforcement group was particularly inspiring. Their foursome included Capt. Gregory Peck, Retired Chief Gary Dominguez, Capt. Glen Dominguez and Officer Kevin Poulter. These are men who truly understand the significance of what the Ranch can do to help stop children from following in their parents footsteps.

The day included a putting contest, the longest drive, and a closest to the pin contest.

The Helicopter ball release was a creative way for people to donate money to The Ranch. 1000 balls were dropped from the Helicopter and if the ball you paid for was the closes to the pin you would receive half the money from the pool and The Ranch would receive the other half.

The day concluded with a delicious dinner gala, a silent auction, many door prize drawings, the announcement of the golf tournament winners and most importantly a glimpse into how consequential Calicinto Ranch is in the lives of at risk youth who have been able to attend a life changing camp.

For more information or to help support Calicinto Ranch click HERE

To follow them on Facebook click HERE

To see more photos from the day click HERE


Horizon Fall Festival

Our friend and fellow photographer Dr. Jim has been taking photos at Horizon North County for quite some time now.  I had the pleasure of meeting him a few years back and since then, I’ve helped him photograph several different events at Horizon.  He has helped MISSION focused photograph several events over the years as well.

Photography can be a very solitary art at times.  It’s not uncommon to hear about photographers waiting days, weeks and even years… for the perfect photo.  Much of that time in the middle of nowhere all by themselves.

With a little extra effort, it can  be a time of community and sharing, where photographers come together and learn from each other.  This sharing of the creative process is in my opinion healthy, and beneficial.  There’s nothing like getting up in front of your fellow photographers and explaining why and how you took a certain photo.Last week I went to Horizon’s Annual Fall Festival with Cyndy and Danie, to help Dr. Jim take photos of this years festivities.  I think I have been to the last 3 or 4 of these, it’s always a great time and a wonderful alternative for young families who don’t want their kids roaming the neighborhood at night.  There’s tons of fun activities for big and little kids along with chairs, coffee and entertainment for the folks.

These are just a few of the photos that we took.  You can learn more about Horizon North County HERE.  Enjoy.


Adventures in Life :: Celebrating 20 Years of Ministry in Mexico

Today friends, family, ministry partners and supporters of Adventures in Life will be coming together to help celebrate 20 years of ministry in Mexico.

We would like to wish our friends Dave & Chelle Miller and Adventures in Life many blessings and God’s speed for 20 more years of fruitful ministry in Mexico!


Sleepless San Diego 2012

Sleepless San Diego 2012 was another great success!  Thanks to everyone who slept out to help raise awareness

of the homeless population in San Diego.  To learn more about Sleepless and the San Diego Rescue Mission please go HERE.

To see a few photos from the event, please check out our Facebook page HERE…don’t forget to”Like” us 🙂

More photos soon…