"A picture is worth a thousand words," as the old adage says.
Jason Williamson spearheads a project called "Through Our Eyes," and in this episode Ryan and Jason sit down to discuss this endeavor and reminds listeners that people--whether homeless, addicted, or otherwise--are not disposable.
The Through Our Eyes Project allows a person to become a photographer for a short period of time by giving them a disposable camera. The photographers come from a variety of backgrounds, and are often experiencing homelessness. In fact, several Miracle Hill Ministry guests have participated in this project.
The cameras are disposable, the people are not.
After the photographing period is over, the "photographers" work is then categorized by a panel of community judges. Finally, the work is displayed in a gallery. Visitors who view the art gallery are able to then vote through donations on which photo is their favorite.
The Through Our Eyes Project has three purposes:
1. Spiritual. Everyone deserves to be loved, including the photographers who volunteer to participate with the project.
2. Emotional. We want the photographers to feel the gratification that comes with being part of something bigger than they are.
3. Physical. We want communities to engage with different groups of people, learn how to love them and support organizations who serve them.
We encourage you to check out the Through Our Eyes website. By clicking here, you can view the incredible photos taken by so many different photographers.
This episode reminds us all to ask the question: how are we treating people as disposable?
"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well."
If you would like to see a specific question addressed on the Miracles from the Hill Podcast or want to connect with us, reach out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miracle Hill Ministries: