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Back to Oaxaca!

Mark Shreves and Cyndy Smith are flying off to Oaxaca tonight to serve with our ministry partner Adventures in Life.  They will be photographing AIL’s Fall Medical Mission in Eloxochitlan.  They will be taking portraits and printing photos too.  They will be back October 22nd.  Please keep them in prayer.

Don’t forget to check our FB page for updates during the week. Thanks mucho!

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Med Team Oaxaca Countdown has Begun…

It’s time for Oaxaca…come Friday I will be on a plane, with Cyndy Smith, heading for Oaxaca, Mexico.   It’s been busy the last 2 weeks and as Friday approaches, I’m looking at another busy week.  Hopefully I will be able to get some time to prepare, spiritually, for my time in Oaxaca.  I’m really looking forward to this trip.

2010 Adventures in Life Oaxaca Medical Team

My first trip with Adventures in Life was back when the men’s work week and medical team outreach happened at the same time.  Since then, the medical team outreach was moved to March and I haven’t had the chance to join another AIL medical team trip, so this should be fun.

2010 AIL Men’s Ministry Construction Team

That trip 3 years ago has become a real special experience for me as I look back.  From that trip, God began to clarify how we, Mission Focused, can use photography to help further the reach of the Gospel and help those working in the missions field.

Terry in action

Since that first trip with AIL, God has continued to show us how we can serve those that are serving in the field.  One of the things we started doing is taking family portraits.  Oaxaca is the second poorest state in Mexico, and family photos is a luxury item for many.

It is our hope that taking these portraits will help the local church and missionaries to reach out to their community and build relationships in order to share the Love of Christ with them.  And we can leave a lasting reminder of our visit…since too often, photographers come and go and the people they are taking photos of never see a photo other than the image on the back of the camera.

Cyndy and brotherjoe (me) will be sharing photos and stories during the week, so stay tuned.  We will be posting on Facebook as well, so if you haven’t, please visit our FB page and “LIKE” us while your there 🙂