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Osprey fishing

Try God

Many of you ask me “what do you do to be at the right time in the right place in order to capture these animal pictures?” Well, I just pray. Every little thing, every experience, can be a spiritual experience.

I talk to God before leaving home to take pictures, while driving, and also while in the wilderness by myself not only for protection but also to take me to the right spot where I can take the pictures. He is the creator of every living creature and they obey him. I use that in my favor 😎.
And although I don’t always come back home with the pictures I wanted/dreamed of I never return empty handed. Talking to God never ever leaves me empty!
I challenge you to talk to Him and ask Him for advice in those things you wish to improve. What would you lose anyway? Do the math :).

Mission of Hope

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Mission517 visits a rural school every year. For a whole week missioners spend time painting the selected school (more pictures to come) and prepare the facility for the new scholar year. Although the length of the trip is about 10 days, most of the luggage taken by missioners is full of school supplies for the kids. At the end of the week, students are welcome back to their “better looking” facility as they receive a bag-pack full of all kind of school supplies. This project has been going on for almost 10 years now. It has been another way of helping the community of tamarindo besides providing free healthcare at the same time. As a result, every year people await for Mission517 to come back because they know that help and hope come along.

The 2019 Costa Rica Mission Trip Photo book is available by clicking in the picture above.

Old Havana

We humans started using makeup a long time ago to cover our imperfections. We hope to give a good impression, even if it isn’t a real one. Usually the more imperfect we are the more makeup we use. Perhaps Havana is the same. Perhaps it’s beautiful makeup is hiding wrinkles caused by a long time suffering due to communism. Oh!, Havana. If you could talk…

Cuba 2019-26