In March I was in Kenya for two weeks on a story gathering trip, and one of the stories is now published. You can read it here.
Jun 5, 2015
Jun 3, 2015
Last year I spent a week in the north of Cameroon photographing and interviewing students and faculty at the Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary, about their Bible translation degree program. The story, written by my colleague, has now been published. You can read it here.
Apr 1, 2015
One place that my images are used is the Inspiring Image section of Wycliffe.net. Many people contribute to this, but this month mine is featured and is about Joseph Nkwelle, a student at the Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary here in the northwest of Cameroon who is on his way to working in Bible translation. You can see the entry here.
Mar 13, 2015
Mar 10, 2015
Oct 16, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Those of you who follow our blog, or me (Rodney) on Twitter, know that I have been in Kenya for the last two weeks documenting a five sign language Scripture celebration. I don't recall when I picked up the idea that deaf people don't want to associate with the hearing, but my time at DOOR International completely laid that, false, notion to rest. The people I met at DOOR were very friendly towards me and eager to teach me some of their language. As it turns out, I picked up on sign language easier than I do French.
The DOOR center here in Nairobi is kind of magical place; you can't leave there the same person who walked in. There is something about the people that causes you to willingly leave a piece of your heart there, and I hope that I have opportunity to some day return. Below are some random photos from my two weeks in Kenya.
Sep 15, 2014
Part of DOOR's ministry is to women who, because they are deaf, have had great difficulties in life and most of whom are single mothers. At SASA Designs, making jewelry (sold locally and exported to high end shops in the US) provides them a means to feed their children, but also restores their dignity within a community where compassion for those who are deaf runs deep.