A few weeks back, Jamie, head of Send Me Missions, reached out to me about doing a photo shoot for Alexis. The goal is Send Me Missions is simple. First, they aim to PARTNER with local and global organizations. Then, their goal is to UNITE people together to make a difference by SERVING others to change lives through Christ. They are doing just that with Alexis.
Alexis heard from God that she was supposed to be a missionary after visiting the Dominican Republic with our church on a missions trip. After that, she knew that was where He was calling her. If you have ever met Alexis, you can immediately see how BIG her heart is. She always has a smile and can always put a smile on anyone’s face. She lights up every room she walks in because her love for Christ & her love for others radiates out of her.
Getting the opportunity to capture such a special time in someone’s life like this is so special. It’s why I do what I do! While Alexis & I were together, I had her do some fun poses with lots of different props showing off her new life path. I’m telling you, the JOY within her heart just comes through every image. Her instant giggle and contagious laughter is what I love about every photo.
At one point, I asked Alexis to pull out her Bible for some shots. She kept telling me how important her Bible was to her & instantly tears filled her eyes. The way she loves the Lord is so inspiring. As you look through the photos, you’ll see one of her hugging the Bible. Her expression looks a bit different than the others because she was so overwhelmed by the Goodness of God in that moment. It warms my heart.
Alexis, you are such a beautiful soul & I am so blessed to know you. I have decided to donate the money I made off of this trip to her missions fundraising to help her follow God’s calling of serving as a full-time missionary in the Dominican. If so, feel free to go to this link & leave a donation! If you can’t help financially, just help by lifting her up in prayer for all she’s going to do for the people of the Dominican for Jesus!!