On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to photograph a man who inspired me. I was working on a story for USA TODAY about local businessman Earl Stafford and how he is loving and giving generously to 400 disadvantaged citizens so they can participate in the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. In some of the worst economic times in over 70 years this man is giving extravagently–to the tune of $1.6 million to house, serve, and love these people.
Mr Stafford, thank you for exemplifying God’s love for the world by serving the disadvantaged this way. I want to go and do likewise.
One of our great reporters told this story with words far better than I ever could. Check out Geri’s story on USA TODAY here. Or pick up a paper copy USA TODAY and look for my photograph on the front of the Money page. The paper will be on newsstands Friday/Sat/Sun.