Elisa Addis, Turning Loss Into Love in Ethiopia

Elisa and her son Elnatan (2015) Anyone who knows Elisa will tell you that her beautiful smile is a perfect reflection of her heart. At the age of twenty-six, Elisa is celebrating three years of marriage and the proud mom of a three year old son. Elisa loves her job as a nurse and social […]

Yabsera, in Ethiopia

Little Yabsera is just one of the many reasons I have returned to Ethiopia year after year to photograph for the Adera Foundation. Watching little Yabsera grow and blossom within the loving arms of her mom and the Adera of foundation is living proof that child sponsorship changes lives. Without Adera, children like Yabsera have […]

Searching with all of your heart….

From my time in Ethiopia – “We think that by protecting ourselves from suffering we are being kind to ourselves. The truth is, we only become more fearful, more hardened, and more alienated. We experience ourselves as being separate from the whole. This separateness becomes like a prison for us, a prison that restricts us […]

Exploring Africa’s Gojo Bets

On a recent trip to Ethiopia I enjoyed exploring the african countryside and meeting those who call it home. I love the little grass roofed houses (gojo bets) that dot the countryside of Africa. Walking down these red dirt roads I learned that when the gate is open (almost always) those who walk by are […]

He Knows Your Name

– On assignment in Ethiopia with the Adera Foundation and Pathway Church, traveling with Adera founder Joe Robertson and Pastor Rick Owen. Today Pathway Church’s Pastor Rick was charged with delivering a message of hope to those who lost friends and family in the Kora landslide. Over 200 people were killed recently in this senseless […]

Thank you Tess

Standing in the studio of my good friend and accomplished Fort Worth artist Tess Mcdonald, Carol and I were prepared for the unveiling of two paintings Tess created from photographs I had taken while in Ethiopia with The Adera foundation. We could have never anticipated the moment that followed. While still examining the artwork derived […]

Destination Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday, June 4th Our 15 hour flight went smoothly, arriving Thursday at 12:15pm Dubai time (3:15am CST). So, with our bodies feeling like 3am and our minds taking in the bright and sunny 109 degree skies of Dubai we celebrated our arrival here by hopping aboard our shuttle van for the […]