Last year, around this time of year, I was so excited to use my photography to help support my best friend, Leah French, to serve Children’s Cup in Swaziland, Africa this past spring. If you haven’t heard of Children’s Cup, you should definitely check them out at http://www.childrenscup.org/ and follow them on social media. They’re currently using some of the photos I took back in May for their Christmas campaign and I’m stoked (do people still say stoked?). You should definitely check out their Instagram to see some of the photos, like this one!
I was able to witness some of the many ways Children’s cup is serving orphans and vulnerable children during my visit to Swaziland. My eyes were opened so much in such a short time. They really are about raising up leaders within the communities to bring about change.
Teach a man to fish, right?
Well, this year I started thinking about doing that again, and wondering who or what organization to support. As I thought about it, the first people that popped into my mind were Justin and Jen Carson. So, as I prayed about it, I felt like God just kept bringing them back to my mind (and all over my fb news feed, lol).
I barely know Justin and Jen, but I really just have a love for them and what they’re doing. That being said, for every shoot booked between now and Christmas (again, booked, the shoot date doesn’t have to be between now and then), I will donate 25% of the proceeds directly to Justin and Jen. All you have to do is reserve your date with a 25% deposit and you’re set!
If you’re wanting some photos, be it newborn, maternity, family, senior, whatever, and you are also looking for a way to give back this holiday season, I encourage you to keep reading to find out more about Justin and Jen. I was so fortunate to snap some photos of them back in May, when I visited Swaziland. I’ll post those below.:) I also wanted to post their bio, but they are currently experiencing issues with internet and haven’t been able to get it to me. So, for now I’ll have to give you all I know and post their full information as soon as they’re able to send the information my way.
Justin and Jen oversee two different homes in Swaziland called, I Am Not Forgotten. Jen is the medical director for Swaziland; organizing and providing medical clinics to monitor and improve the health of children at each CarePoint. Justin oversees a lot of the logistics in Swaziland, such as the construction of new CarePoints, vehicle maintenance, and the distribution of food. Again, I’ll post more info about them when I get it! I just wanted to let you guys know what was going on and provide the opportunity to support these missionaries! You get photos and also get to impact lives halfway across the globe. Not a bad deal, if you ask me!
Click here to check out Justin and Jen’s Blog for updates and keep up to date with what’s going on through their social media sites (links provided on their blog website).