Hope in the Dark
Lori Latuso gave me this book today as a belated Birthday Present. It is SO great!
Hope in the Dark is mainly a photography book of Africa. It also has some extremely powerful thoughts accompanying the pictures by a lady, Jena Lee She works with Blood:Water Mission.
Blood water mission is a Christian organization that equips African communities with resources and information on how to get clean water. Clean water is a huge problem in Africa. I highly recommend checking out their site http://www.bloodwatermission.com/.
The images in this book are beyond description. I try to not think about Africa. I tell myself it's just a fascination, something I have attached myself too but it's not my "calling" but then I see these children...hum..I get that just unbelievable stirring, the bursting of my chest, my insides screaming "I have to do something!! I can't bare this!" and then I know, God has given me this book.
I know I am called to the Orphans. I know that is one reason I feel such a strong pull to Africa. Africa is number two only after China in the amount of Orphans. But also I always feel called to the other side of the pro-life coin, the mothers. Africa is FULL of mothers dieing of AIDS, children dieing of AIDS, Father's dieing of AIDS. A continent FULL of Orphan's and widows. How could I not just want to do all I can to help?
I always think of the Orphan's in Africa. There more then anywhere else. I can not tell you how badly I want to hold the child in this picture.