Posted on: April 15, 2015 Written by
  Picture Praise Photography by: Leigh Pete        

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12


Her eyes. Piercing blue with the immense depth of decades of wisdom, pain and experience. What these eyes have seen, this heart has felt, these hands have touched. In a remote Ugandan village where many have never seen their reflection, let alone held a photograph capturing their spirit, this widow shed tears upon seeing her image. Her reply “Thank you. Now all those I’ve loved and cared for will remember me when I’m gone.” I’m thankful to provide a tangible reminder of the woman who’s loved so many but know that with or without a photo, she would not be forgotten in the hearts of those with whom those eyes have gazed.


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About the author

Leigh joined the Thrive team in November 2013 as an International Retreat Coordinator. God has used her to serve and develop women for the past seven years. She enjoys encouraging and empowering women to be all that God created them to be and brings her organizational skills and passion for planning to Thrive. She has a special place in her heart for Uganda, loves caring for orphans, and exploring new cultures. Leigh graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Graphic Design and enjoys creating order, beaut,y and purpose in the world around her.

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