Tonya Damron
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Tonya Damron Photography

Christian Hospitality Network || Thailand || Humanitarian Photographers

Christian Hospitality Network, will always hold a special place in my heart. This amazing organization has been going strong for almost 20 years and I’m so thankful to be a part of it. Four years ago, I was so very blessed to connect with Paul Cowell. Paul was the founder of the Christian Hospitality Network and Whitestone Country Inn. If you ever had a chance to meet Paul, you’d know two things, he loved Jesus and he loved missionaries. Paul went home to be with Jesus in November of 2016, but his legacy still lives on strong through the people that continue to serve with the Christian Hospitality Network and the lives he touched.

I will be eternally grateful that God connected my heart with Paul and this organization. I never had a heart for missions or missionaries, but after truly getting an insiders view into the lives of missionaries through Pauls eyes my view drastically changed. I’m grateful for the time I had with him and thankful he helped stir up the calling of God in my life. My world view is changed because of Paul.

These photos are from Chiang Mai, Thailand at the beautiful Horizon Village resort. Each year CHN books a 4/5 star resort somewhere in the world and invites hundreds of missionaries to come (free to them) to relax. We bring doctors, lawyers, financial advisors, massage therapist, counselors, manicurist and more with us to offer their services free to the missionaries. The week is full of rest, relaxation and activities (if they choose so). It’s a beautiful time for them to reconnect to God and each other. Check out the video below we shot early last year of Paul explaining what CHN is all about.

This year CHN will be traveling to Kenya, Africa. I’m praying about this trip to see if this is where I need to serve this year. Africa was my second mission trip and it will always hold a place in my heart for it was there that God continued to connect my heart with Paul in our new found friendship. Africa was also the place where I knew for sure that being a humanitarian photographer was a part of my calling in life. God spoke loud, He spoke clear that my talents wasn’t my own and that He gave them to me to use to give back.

What an honor it’s been the last 4 years to serve on the mission field, loving people and serving them well. Being able to experience different cultures and learn so many things. I can’t wait to see where this journey leads me and I can’t wait to continue to share the stores with you of His unfailing love.

OXOXO

Tonya

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If you’d like to find out ways to help support me on these trip please email me info@tonyadamorn.com