Only God could've done it!
I prayed for a ministry and God revealed
to me photography. Within a year
I became my church's photographer
and I established N'Sighl Photography.
In January 2015 I made the decision to
move to Neville Simpson Photography.
God is good!!!
Growing up, I had both passion and talent
for drawing and painting. However, as I shifted
my focus in pursuit of an engineering career,
I found little time to explore and cultivate this talent.
All of that changed a couple years ago when I made
the decision to accept Christ as my lord and
personal savior and be baptized at a local church.
I made this decision out of a sincere desire to serve
God - even though I did not have a ministry at that time.
It's amazing what God will do in your life, if you
just seek him first and remain obedient to His Word.
Shortly after I joined the church, I overheard a
conversation in bible study class. Someone was
commenting on how the church "used to have a
photographer" and the idea came to me to purchase
a camera and give it a try. Within a few months, I was
appointed church photographer and this lead to the
birth of my ministry.
Along the way God has allowed me to meet some
very helpful and nurturing individuals. One such
individual is Beth Boldt. She is the fashion
photographer who discovered Naomi Campbell. With
the Lord's guidance and the support of spirit led
encouragers, many doors have been opened for
In the beginning, I volunteered to take some practice
shots for my portfolio at a friend's wedding. The
pictures were well received and they offered to
purchase them. With a photo from my second roll of
film, I won a photo contest. Since then, I have
continued to do a wide range of photography - from
weddings and portraits to inspirational fine art. A year
after beginning my ministry, I established NHS Fine
Arts, Inc. Under this company, I operate N'Sight
Photography has allowed me to capture the beauty of
life that I could not find time to illustrate in drawings.
God does not provide you with a talent as a burden.
When a talent is God sent, as I feel mine is, He will
provide you with all the tools you need to be
successful God grants you the ability to see what
great value lies in the little gifts you are given. Having
faith in His word allows you the courage to do great
I would be remiss if I only told you of the ups of
accepting my call of photography as my ministry. It
isn't easy. For one thing, it takes rearranging your
priorities. Like my pastor says, "It can't be a
convenient thing". You can't always fit it into your
schedule - sometimes it takes you rearranging your
schedule around it. It is impossible to add to a full
schedule without giving up something. But don't be
like I was for a long time, blinded by what I was giving
up and not seeing what I was gaining. I had doubts, but
as I have learned, it is not about me. If God has
blessed you with a gift, you have a responsibility to use
it for His glory.
Also, let not your blessing become the source of your
down fall by putting it before God. I enjoyed
photography so much that I found myself taking time
away from God's time to do it. It is funny how God
gave me the gift of photography and I turned around
and elevated it above Him. Don't deny God. Deny
your self and He will do wonders through you. Will
you be used?
I challenge you to step out on faith, totally trust Him,
and be blessed. Be sure to give Him the glory
because when the praises go up abundantly, the
blessing truly comes down. This is my praise report.
Where is yours?