02 May The Orphan Crisis through a Different Lens: The Perspective of Field Photographer, Ronnie Mosley
Ronnie Mosely, founder of Capturing Grace Photography is a Humanitarian photographer with a story to tell. After the heartbreaking loss of his twenty seven year old daughter Christina to cancer in 2013, he found himself in the most defining moment of his life. During the darkest times, he found hope in the principles of trust, faith and change. Ronnie has been on numerous site visits to various SOW partner homes around the globe over the years. We asked him to share some of his memorable experiences and some of his favorite pictures.
“While photographing at Rose of Sharon Children’s home in South Asia, I was amazed at the happy smiles from children who have so little. I was taken by how grateful these children are for things that we take for granted, such as water, food and a place to sleep.”
“My favorite memory in Africa was with Ken Anderson, Vice President of Operations for SOW at Flames of Love Children’s Homeand Compassion Orphanage. We were in Goma, DR Congo, a country that is struggling to recover from a bloody civil war that has taken the lives of over 4 million people. I personally was overwhelmed by the looks of desperation and deprivation that was apparent everywhere we went. The needs were overwhelming and I felt so hopeless. Watching Ken connect on a personal level with children who so wanted to be seen was beautiful. It reminded me of one of my favorite quotes” –
“Personal ministry is not about always knowing what to say. It is not about fixing everything in sight that is broken. Personal ministry is about connecting people with Christ so that they are able to think as he would have them think, desire what he says is best, and do what he calls them to do even if their circumstances never get “fixed.” It involves exposing hurt, lost, and confused people to God’s glory, so that they give up their pursuit of their own glory and live for his.”
— Paul David Tripp from his book, Forever.
Serving Orphans Worldwide is grateful to have the privilege of working alongside Ronnie. To learn more about his story and ministry, visit capturinggrace.org.