Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How I see it - by guest blogger Ellie Jackson

Hello all members, guests, and people who happened here by accident! My brother, Billy, asked me to write a blog post, so here I am. I’d like to tell you about the vision Billy has and how I see it. 
     My dad trained Billy as a photography assistant for wedding days when he was fifteen, and hired Billy as his main assistant when he was ____. (:P)("Billy here. I was 17years old") I've watched Billy progress in skill and his one wish was to take meaningful photos and to do something meaningful with them. First we were thinking sports photography, fun and fast paced, but God had other plans.
     Last year in the Spring, Billy went to Texas to a journalism conference and came back with an exciting vision in mind, to spread the work of missions through media, specifically photos and video. 
     Soon afterwards we were all thrilled to see an opportunity in Bali Indonesia. The Lord was amazing in providing finances and passage, and the pictures and experience there encouraged us to keep going. When Samaritian’s purse and Stepping Out Ministries offered free passage to Japan, on the condition that they stay one month and do constructive work, Billy and a friend Gary Northcut went together. Since then more opportunities have sprung up including a six month trip on the African Mercy Ship and more places in Japan. Billy is feeling out the next move while we support him with prayer, and I’d ask you to do that same. We really feel media missions is what God is calling Billy to do and I am more and more excited about what is going on. 

Recently Billy took a short and hectic trip to the bottom of Texas. After such an exhausting ride and in freezing cold weather, he was wishing to be welcomed in and given hot tea and a cookie while he told us all about his trip. Sorry Billy. Haha! He was locked out of the house until he banged on the basement window and Eddie finally got out of bed to let him in. Sorry Billy, we are glad to have you back.

Rock on Billy
Soli Deo Gloria!
Ellie Jackson

1 comment:

  1. Great job, Ellie!
    Poor Billy, though. That was a cold night!