Africa photography

james :: a pillar of strength

This week I’ve been telling stories of some of the amazing people I met in Dino…Tonny, Sharon, Connie’s family, and today, James.

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The last afternoon in Dino, I sat down with James, along with a couple of other members on the team. It was fascinating hearing about his life and reflecting on what a pillar of strength he is to his community.

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At sixty four years of age, I’m sure James has seen a lot in Dino. He, along with several other men, built the church in their village. He told me about his bike and how he rides to other villages to tell people about Jesus. I kindly asked him if he would get his bike out for a photo shoot. He kindly obliged.

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I asked James if there was something he would like to tell the people in America. He said this, “We love you. Please pray for peace.” There you have it, friends. Let’s join together and pray for peace in Uganda, in Dino.

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Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.

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    Anonymous
    September 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I know some people like that.. pillars of strength. How essential they are! And yet so often very humble. Thanks for sharing these photos 🙂 ~Frances

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    Cindy
    September 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I love this sort of snapshot of life in Africa – and of the brothers and sisters that are living the Christian life that they can…planted where they are…

    Blessings!

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    Christina
    September 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Beautiful! I will pray.

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    Jenni C's
    September 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

    lovely photographs, and encouraging story from Uganda, i too often forget how it is to live in rural Africa…

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    {amy}
    September 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    He sounds like a man I'd love to sit & have a conversation with! You have met some amazing people!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    September 16, 2012 at 1:58 am

    So glad you caught pictures of him on his bicycle! "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    September 16, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Beautiful. Love the photos of him with his bike! We love you too, James, and we pray for peace in Uganda, in Dino.

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    rooth
    September 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    We are praying for you James and all of Uganda and Dino

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    Robin Norgren, M.A, Owner of Josey's Art School
    September 17, 2012 at 2:41 am

    always interesting to hear another's perspective and that the prayer is for peace is beautiful..

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