About the Book
What is life like on the other side of this globe we call our world? This question had never occurred to us as parents until our daughter answered a call from the Lord to be a missionary in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. After all, we were still able to keep in touch with her on a weekly basis via e-mail, voice and even video Internet capabilities. But the actual idea of crossing twelve international time zones by flying from Minneapolis to London, London to Istanbul, and Istanbul to Bishkek; that would take some serious thinking. The average temperatures and seasons there were almost identical to those of Minnesota (just a bit warmer in the summer). But what differences would we face in the way of food, lodging, travel, terrain and the people? If the Lord had called Tracy to live and serve Him there on a full-time basis; the least we could do was to try and encourage and support her with a two week visit, right?
I incorporated in 1990 to author corporate presentations via digital illustration and animation. I also was called upon to do corporate product photography. My love for the water and nature started me on a long journey of wildlife and nature photography. I thought about doing “people” but with the current release form requirements it is pretty hard doing candid shots so I turned to architecture and that has really been rewarding. Several of my current photo-books have been commissions; and I have to tell you it is very nice being paid for your passion. God is so good!