Here are the winners of Round 1 of the photo contest. There are 32. The names were withheld from the judges, but now we can make them public. Because we struggled to decide on a few (and didn’t hear back from a judge who went on vacation), we will probably post a few more before week’s end. If, after reviewing the 3000+ entries, you’d like to suggest one that we missed, please give us the URL in the comments below. If enough of you agree, we’ll post one or two “people’s choice” candidates. Stay tuned for Round 2: The Portfolio Round (each winner below submits a 20 photo portfolio).
San Juan streets. A local elderly woman begging for pocket change.
Care point in Swaziland. I took photo as the children were eating.
Tanzania. Longito missions compound. There were over 200 underprivledged Maasai children praising and worshiping the Lord. (Maasai jump when they worship). That day these children received a meal, and had a time of worship and a Bible story.
AIM base in Swaziland, orphan boy crying.
Francis Gaskin Orphanage Home in Liberia, Moses shows who loves him.
Sapak Farm, Cebu, Philippines. A young child looks up while being served lunch at Sapak Farm.
El Doret, Kenya. Walking to a crusade.
Canaan Malnutrition Clinic, Montrouis, Haiti. Malnutrition patient grasps hand of missionary clinic worker.
Swaziland. An AIM participant sharing water with the children from her CamelBak.
Gawad Kalinga village in Bacolod, Philippines. Sister caring for her younger sibling.
Arroyo Palenque, Mexico. Excited girl meeting World Racers.
Free Clinic in Cap Hatien. Boy who had a terrible infection in a small village was picked up and taken to the free clinic in Cap Hatien to save his arm.
Calea Spre Cer Church: Rast, Romania. Gypsy kids praying during vacation bible school.
Kibera, Kenya. My husband, Dan, and I were on our honeymoon/mission trip with AIM. We were working with the students at the New Adventure School. In this picture, the girls have just won in soccer against the boys. The women laughing the forefront is their teacher. She was so proud of all of her students.
Diane Zuma plays with water at well in Koudougou, Burkina Faso. There are two types of wells in this area: one which is open and not safe to drink from and this one which is deep and is covered and much safer to drink.
Cedarville, South Africa. A hungry child drinks soup given to her by Christians who run the Crossroads Children’s Home.
Jerusalem. Playing with refugee orphans who fled Sudan. Many of their parents were killed when trying to cross the border. This picture shows the heartache that the children still feel, even on a fun and happy day, smiles sometimes escape them.
Soto, Dominican Republic (Church service at Iglesia Cristiana de Soto). On bended knee with hands raised.
Tando Dumps, Manila, Philippines. Beautiful dump-dwelling children finally smiling amidst the trash.
Sihanoukville, Cambodia. World Racers Josh Bruce and Johnny Pratt have fun playing with local kids atthe beach during our Race debrief.
Malawi, Africa. Women sing praises in the corn fields.
Manzini Carepoint, Swaziland. Noxolo is extremely curious about Daniels facial hair, she’s not shy about it either!
Maasai highlands in Kenya, All the men from the Oct 08 World Race team
on top of a mountain screaming to the Nations during MANistry.
Kibera, Kenya, children observing our mission team for the first time.
Gale’s Point, Belize walking to the beach, missionary teen takes her newfound friends out for a relaxing sunset swim.
Awer IDP Camp Gulu Uganda, curious little boy reaches out to my friend Amy.
Mozambique. Taken during a pastor’s meeting. Many walked for days to attend and were excited to be there.
Baptism in Romania, Gypsy Village Easter
Service April 2009. Just as he washed away the old man and rose new you
can see the drops rolls from his face and peace set in!
Freetown, Sierra Leone. They asked for change but got so much more. A lesson about Christ on the beach.
Yemen. My friend and I went out to pray on the coast that day for the all the lost people in that land.
Near Palenque, Mexico. World Racer Jon Hiebert just after being baptized.
June 2008, the orphanage Casa de la Esperanza in Mexico, playing on the merry-go-round.
Congratulations to the winners! Now they’ll begin to compile their portfolios for you to view (instructions will be emailed today). We’ll be framing and selling the top photos signed by the photographers. They will keep all proceeds from photo sales. I think it’d make a wonderful gift.