Although I love all of my clients, it's really pretty rare that I get to photograph a group of people who are all doing things I feel so strongly about.
In December, I was blessed to photograph a family FULL of those using their talents for the Lord. They are absolutely being great stewards of their time and the gifts they were given.
Jesse & Tricia Marcos serve in Bologna, Italy as missionaries for CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). They pray for, minister to, and disciple young adults in an area of the world where false faith runs rampant. Not only do they seek out new believers, but they also shepherd CRU long-term missionaries placed in Europe. Their invaluable work equips Italians to lead a movement of Christ-followers within their own country.
Their incredible faith has left an impact on their children. Their son, Brett, and his wife Kim serve as stateside missionaries/ staff at CRU at LSU. Their primary role is to show Christ to the students of LSU, challenging them to grow their faith and to share the Gospel with their peers.
Brett is not the only Marcos child to follow in his parents' faithful footsteps. Daughters Julia & Jessica are both pursuing careers with an impact for Christ as well. Julia is working on her MA in Biblical studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (where she is also employed), and Jessica [Meyers] is the Missions Coordinator at Christ Community Church of Houston. My daughter and Jessica's are best friends, and our husbands both work in the oil industry, so we have been great friends for quite some time!
I had such a wonderful time photographing a huge clan of Christ-lovers and Gospel sharers. Look how beautiful this family is!
For questions about how YOU can contribute to missions at Christ Community Church or CRU, please email me!