Missions Conference Barbecue

I spent my morning taking Preschool Graduation portraits at Over the Rainbow Preschool.  I made small talk, with soon to be big kid Kindergarteners.  They shared their excitement for a new school and riding the bus for the first time.  I photographed them in their cap and gowns and pondered in my heart the fact that the next time they would don such decor, they would be graduating from high school.

It was a full morning.

I love capturing life moments.  I love capturing life, as it’s happening around me.  I love that photography, for me, is a job and a passion.


It’s something that I carry with me, wherever I go.


Tonight, I carried my passion and my camera to capture some special moments at our Missions Conference Barbecue.



It was chilly.




But warmth came from the good food and fellowship of our amazing youth group and church family.



A few young, brave souls opted for the outdoors seating.  Thankfully, there was a fire to help keep them warm.  Most everyone else opted to enjoy their delicious meal indoors.



A huge thanks to the wonderful crew that cooked our delicious meal!



After dinner, we gathered together inside the sanctuary.



As I mentioned before, it was awesome having our youth group mixed in between a great group of our church family.



And in addition to them, we are so, so blessed to have quite a few beautiful missionary families joining us for the rest of the week.



We spent time in worship.



It was beautiful.



We praised God with families from all around the world.






I love our Missions Conference Week.



Tonight, we heard the amazing testimony of our dear friend Eric Mango.



It was powerful, heart warming and heart breaking at times.  We were so blessed to hear the story of this extraordinary man and the ways that God had worked and continues to work through his willingness.  Everyone was touched by his testimony.



It was a beautiful evening and we are looking forward to spending more time with our church family and our visiting missionaries on Saturday.  A huge thanks to everyone who participated in this wonderful night!


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I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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