Can I say that sometimes I just love my job so much, I could just pinch myself! Well this was for sure one of those times! For the March Issue of Reach Out Columbia I had the privilege to shoot their cover story. This month’s article not only is fabulous but it is very near and dear to my heart! Growing up in foster care I can relate to some of the hardships these children face, and strongly believe that places like the Jubilee Academy can save a child’s life!
The article is about Columbia, South Carolina’s very own Blind Side story. Sandee Hensley founded Heartworks Ministry, an after school program for inner-city children, as well as Jubilee Academy which provides a safe, nurturing, Christian environment for inner city children. During her many years of ministry God put in her path a young man named Todd McClintock. Through her years of dedication and mentoring she was able to help direct Todd who was recruited to SC very own Clemson University! Since graduating from Clemson Todd McClintock is back in Columbia, and has joined the staff of Jubilee Academy as assistant head master! WOW, isn’t that just amazing…… I love to see how God works things in full circle. If you are in the Columbia area hurry and go grab yourself a magazine so you can read the rest of this amazing story!
And let me tell you, the day I visited Jubilee Academy for the shoot was such a wonderful experience. It was such a happy, and inviting place. And these children are absolutely darling, you would never have known you were walking into a school for inner city children who have come from backgrounds filled with gangs, drugs, abuse, sex and crime.
If you are interested in a session to benefit this ministry, or donating directly to them here is a list of some of there current needs………………>Vacuum Cleaners, Apple Computers, Tires for 3 vehicles, Chairs for classrooms, lunches including fruit daily, mini bus, , woodworking materials, tools, & gift cards. There is also a complete list and instructions for donating at www.heartworksminitry.org