Mesmerised – Weekly Inspiring Image

Have you ever seen children sit so still? At a dark outdoor meeting with only the glow of the stage lights, this image was captured at a ridiculously slow shutter of 1/8 of a second. You could almost take a breath between the two curtains falling, but these mesmerised kids didn’t budge an inch. Every year on May Day weekend hundreds of Christians who live throughout the top end of Australia come to the outback town of Katherine to fellowship together. Making camp in the shade, they study the word by day and share items of music and dance by night. Over this weekend in 2011 I met and interviewed many inspirational Aboriginal Christians. I listened to stories of men who’d given up alcohol, women committed to witnessing Christ in their community, and teenagers who read their Kriol Bible every day. I rejoiced to see God at work.
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Photo & Words: Elyse Patten
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