For A Mission Photography is named as such because all the profit from my photography sessions goes towards different global and local missional and environmental efforts. I don’t have set prices, and trust that those who hire me will give what they can so we can together give more to the Mission of reaching the world for Jesus, as well as taking care of the planet He made for us!
What is The Mission?
The Mission is given by Jesus in Matthew 28, that we would “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:18).” The Mission is all about Jesus and his rescue plan for the world! Therefore, not only do the funds support The Mission, but my hope is that even the photography itself would be a vehicle for loving people the way Jesus has loved me. For this reason, if you cannot pay me to capture special moments in your life, let it be a gift! It would be my pleasure.
Second to this ultimate Mission, is the secondary mission of taking care of our planet. After traveling the world for nearly a decade now, I am deeply troubled by the sheer astounding levels of plastic I find everywhere we go. A few years ago my husband and I watched the documentary, “A Plastic Ocean,” and it changed our lives. Unfortunately, Christians have had a reputation for not being so earth-minded when it comes to the environment, and this should not be so. In Genesis 2:15, God makes it clear that we are to take care of the earth. Aside from making plastic-free life choices, part of my photography income will support the clean up of our world’s oceans.
Who receives the funds from FAM Photography?
The Andre Family. These wonderful friends of ours live in Nairobi, Kenya working with African Inland Mission (AIM). Their On Field Media team document what AIM is doing to reach unreached people groups with the Gospel all over Africa.
The Jons Family. Another lovely family we are close with, whose work is amazing, but unfortunately we can’t share online about their ventures. But trust me, it’s awesome.
Burundi. After living in Burundi for two years, with the intention of moving back, needs frequently come to our attention through our intimate friendships there involved in a variety of NGO’s. Burundi is one of the world’s poorest countries, yet there is much being done to strengthen the country spiritually, environmentally and politically. We love to be able to give our support when we are able to those making a difference in this country we love.
Ocean Conservancy. “Founded in 1972, Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life. Through research, education, and science-based advocacy, Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of the oceans. In all its work, Ocean Conservancy strives to be the world’s foremost advocate for the oceans. Ocean Conservancy’s four strategic priorities reflect the critical ocean conservation issues that will be the main focus of our efforts, including restoring sustainable American fisheries, protecting wildlife from human impacts, conserving special ocean places, and reforming government for better ocean stewardship.”
To learn more visit their site: https://oceanconservancy.org/programs/
This photography page is closely linked to The Serwat Story.
A sister site to this one, this is where I blog more in-depth about our experiences and what God is teaching us. If you would like more information about what Jesus is doing globally with our family, click here: http://www.theserwatstory.wordpress.com
Let me know if you’re interested in booking a shoot or have questions concerning The Mission!
~ Carley Serwat