From behind ‘the stage’

On our last trip, our team finished up with a whole team (vs scattered to separate sites and functions) excursion to the barrios where a family associated with Ministerio Mateo 5:16 lives. It is also a barrio that one of the main pastors, Pastor Manuel, has been ministering in on a regular basis. This barrio is different than the others we’d been in, as it is part of a town vs being further out in the outskirts, and with mostly concrete homes vs what we would call shacks that are home to the people living on the edges of the dumps.

In the center of this neighborhood is a ‘park’. The structure in the background of this picture – the ‘far’ and provides natural perspective lines for photos there – which is full of young people here,  sits nearly in the center of the park. What this structure is, is still a mystery to me!

I thought it interesting, while looking through some of the old Nica pics for something that might suite this challenge, how often we take pictures with natural perspective lines. I used to love doing perspective drawings when I was back in school. I think we often, as in this photo, naturally get a perspective based picture while trying to capture ‘the bigger picture’ (angles) of a place or event.

Puppet team hard at work entertaining and ministering to a ‘captive’ audience

This second picture caught a portion of the audience, the puppeteers, and a portion of the homes in the barrio. What you can’t see, is the constant pile of children just behind this group, getting their faces painted by my daughter and her friend, since the kids on the end up there have now hidden them from view.

This is them in the last photo. I included this one because, though this might be stretching the challenge a little, it appears as if the perspective is coming toward vs going away towards, sort of a reverse perspective.

Daughter and friend at the face painting ‘station’ They were as much a hit as the puppets!! Though, in here, the ‘crowd’ is thinned out. They may have only been getting started at this point.