Flashback to Ethiopia 2016

Flashback to Ethiopia 2016

Almost exactly a year ago today, I was standing in the airport in Addis Ababa Ethiopia with so many bittersweet feelings of heading back to the states after 9 days of filming with local missionaries and hearing some of the most amazing stories. Looking back on all my memories, I feel like I have such a different perspective than I did then. As I look back through the photographs, the moments I value the most are different than the ones I blogged last year.

Perfect postcards wannabe shots are nice, but I find so much more joy in the authentic, flawed, and story filled moments. That trip was a catalyst for many mindset and priority changes in my own life, propelling me on a journey in fearless living and daily mission that I am only beginning to explore. Commemorating the wonderful memories by sharing some re-edited snapshots from last year’s trip.

So many smiling faces. Every child I met was such a wonderful miracle, the subject of such a hard but wonder filled story. Emblems of beauty and grace in a messy world. Symbols that the power of God is still moving. I miss you Ethiopia. See you again one day.

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  • Mom 02/24/2017 at 2:05 pm

    What a great trip that was! I’m so proud of you.

  • Danielle 02/24/2017 at 5:17 pm

    Hi Patience,
    Your photographs are so real–I love them. I was thrilled to see you’d posted again about being in Ethiopia because I am going to Ethiopia in April! Do you have any tips or information I should keep in mind when being there and/or when I take photographs while there? And also, how did you communicate there? Did you learn the language or have a translator or were the people you met comfortable speaking English?

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