A SUNFLOWER TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY

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NEW BEGINNINGS

LET ME START OFF BY WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR, MAY THIS YEAR BE ALL THAT YOU ANTICIPATE IT TO BE. MAY IT BE A YEAR OF DOING, A YEAR WHERE YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST, A YEAR WHERE YOU EXPERIENCE BRAND NEW VENTURES, A YEAR WHERE YOU FALL IN LOVE, A YEAR WHERE YOU SEE THE HAND OF GOD MOVE THROUGH THE PEOPLE YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH, A YEAR OF TRAVEL AND A YEAR OF GREAT SUCCESS.

FORGET ABOUT 2015 AND ALL IT’S BAD WEATHER AND FOCUS ON THE PRESENT WHICH IS HERE AND NOW. IN THE WORDS OF THE LATE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: “THE BEST IS YET TO COME”… SO PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FIRST OR FORWARD, IT TOTALLY DEPENDS ON YOU.

FROM MY WORLD TO YOURS, IT’S BYE FOR NOW.

 

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: MEET PASTOR BURGERS

“MY FIRST JOB WAS AT THE RAILWAY WORKING ON THE BLUE TRAIN. I COOKED, CLEANED AND SOLD BEDS FOR R5, WHICH WAS SO MUCH BACK THEN. I WORKED THERE FOR FOUR YEARS, TRAVELLING THROUGHOUT AFRICA. DURING THE COURSE OF THAT TIME I HAD LOTS OF GIRLFRIENDS ESPECIALLY OVER THE WEEKENDS. I WAS A HANDSOME CHARMER AND LADIES USE TO FIGHT FOR ME ALL THE TIME. IN 1953 THE LORD APPEARED UNTO ME, I HAD A VISION OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND RIGHT THERE, HE REVEALED MY CALLING. I BECAME A PASTOR”.

PASTOR

EVERYDAY PEOPLE

GOOD DAY FROM A SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA.

FIRSTLY I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY WARMEST REGARDS TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR LOVE THAT YOU’VE CONTINUOUSLY SHOWN ME. I HUMBLY APPRECIATE IT. WITH THAT OUT OF THE WAY.
FOR THE NEXT FEW SECONDS I WANT YOU TO THINK OF ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT YOU PASS ON A DAILY BASIS. NOW PONDER UPON THIS: WHO ARE THEY? WHAT STORY DO THEY HAVE TO TELL? WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LESSONS THEY’VE LEARNED?

HERE’S MY ANSWER.

IN THE YEAR 2014 I COMPLETED A PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE AND DURING THOSE FEW MONTHS I WAS TASKED WITH AN ASSIGNMENT WHICH OPENED MY EYES. MY PHOTOGRAPHY FACILITATOR GAVE ME AN ASSIGNMENT WHICH COMPRISED OF ME PHOTOGRAPHING EVERYDAY PEOPLE THAT WE OFTEN TAKE NO NOTICE OF. PEOPLE THAT WE OFTEN REFER TO AS “OUTCASTS”. LIKE THE MAN WHO SLEEPS ON THE CORNER, THE WOMAN WHO WALKS AROUND WITH THE WORLD ON HER SHOULDERS OR EVEN THAT LITTLE BOY WHO RUNS DOWN THE STREET THE WHOLE DAY WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD.

ALLOW ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME OF THESE PEOPLE, WHO THROUGH THEIR JOURNEY, INSPIRED MY JOURNEY.