21 Jan Broken but Beautiful – Photographing for Orphans Promise in Croatia
Capturing Grace on a three week journey through Romania and Croatia
A poster in Vanja Bule’s office in Zagreb sums up the work of CBN’s Orphans Promise and Operation blessing very well.
It says Kintsugi across the top with a photo of a beautiful piece of pottery with a mosaic of cracks, something beautiful made from something very broken. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.
I cannot think of anything more broken than the Gypsy community where Dasha and I documented the work of Orphans Promise today. I held the image of that broken but beautiful pottery in my mind as Vanja and her team worked very hard to bring hope to children who live in some of the most broken circumstance I have witnessed.
Vanja and her team have a beautiful dream for a school that would dramatically impact the trajectory of the children’s lives here in this Roma community, will you join me in praying for this dream to come true?
Dasha and I are very grateful for the time we spent with Vanja, Yasmina, Gabby and Rebecca and we look forward to returning for future projects.