|Mandarin Chinese scriptures and song book|
The first photograph shows the stack of books to emphasize which books were appropriate to read on his mission. In the coming weeks, I will share other resources he could use to assist him in making sense of what these books contain and for assistance in teaching potential members.
|Interior of scriptures written in Mandarin Chinese|
This second photo focuses on the act of reading. With an open book, you can see what the scriptures my husband read looked like. I can not read Mandarin, so I'm not sure which page this is. However, this photo invites you to imagine a young man studying and preaching in a different language.
|Another view of the scriptures surrounded by other reading material|
As I mentioned before, I'm working on my husband's missionary scrapbook. He has provided me with a lot of wonderful photos and the stories behind the photos. Combined with these artifact photos, I look forward to telling his story to inspire his children.
Heritage scrapbooking is not only about people who have long passed or are in the sunset of their lives. Heritage scrapbooking is also about the legacy we live our posterity. Many religions invite their members to do mission work. If you have participated in a mission, consider photographing the souvenirs you brought back from the adventure. Then combine the photos in a slide show or scrapbook to inspire your children and grandchildren.
FYI: The set up for these photographs was near an open window using soft natural light. The 'seamless' backdrop was still a bit more wrinkled than I had hoped. I used a white foam board to bounce light back onto the artifacts.