A Compassionate World View
John Fredricks is compassionate. It shows in his work.
I’ve had the opportunity and blessing to work with many photographers. They come in all shapes and sizes. That’s what’s really cool. What I like about John best is his compassion.
I’d love to take him everywhere, but he’s a busy guy. He’s a freelance photojournalist and he wants to carry the message of the gospel to others in his work and life. He’s a perfect fit for launching a Media on Mission site dedicated to elevating media people of all platforms that recognize there is an Editor above all editors and that one is God… God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The photo above is of a boy inside a church located in what I can only describe as a large gully with pigs roaming. It’s Little Haiti in Tijuana, Baja, Mexico. When we visited the church earlier this year, it was filled with migrants, some Central American, most Haitian, and many of them children, living in tents setup inside throughout the structure. John went straight to the kids when he started taking photos. I would have gone straight to the pigs. He did that later when we were about to leave.
John is all about the team. He is more-than simply a pleasant travel partner. From Nepal to Orange County, California, when you are visiting anywhere in the world, John’s got your back.
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” – Matthew 22:37-40
I hope to share more from John as we continue on this journey.
Below is John’s “dream home” or should I say dwelling? A casita in La Mision, Baja, Mexico. [Casa de Mana Baja Project]