In the latest issue of our newsletter, I share a story I was asked to write for Pioneers. I started with a video of one of our cross-cultural workers in India telling the story for a group of major donors in Atlanta. This guy is doing wonderful work serving the people in his region. He runs a faith-based ministry inspired in part by love for his own little girl, who has a disability (like many of those their ministry serves).
But there are problems with telling this story… we can’t use this guy’s name and face. We have no pictures of the pastor and family whose story he tells. I was asked to keep the focus of my piece a specific little girl crippled by polio, but we don’t have any pictures of her. We may be able to get some stock images, but are determined not to use any that are exploitive, pathetic, or demeaning. Hmm. Glad I was only asked to put it into words, not images! Someone else will be working on that.
Anyway, check out the newletter to read the story, catch up on my work on Pioneers’ marketing efforts, and hear about some good stuff happening in Chris’s ministry as a chaplain.