wow, what an incredible opportunity…this has been a dream of mine too. seeing yours come true gives me hope that I can make it happen one day as well…I’ll definitely be praying for you. you are going to LOVE it there! 🙂

Tiarra Sorte

what an amazing opportunity just to be able to go to Africa, but to use your passion to tell their story, WOW!! God will provide, He always does.

awesome awesome awesome. so proud of your and your faith and willingness to be changed and to change. God be with you

Emily Flynn

What an amazing opportunity to use the gifts God gave you to bless others in Africa. We will be praying for all your prayer requests as you prepare for this life changing journey. Many blessings!

Wow! I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to see what God does in your life and how you will be used! What a great oppurtunity to serve! Thanks for sharing…and Happy Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! you have such a beautiful heart.

Amber Z

SO AWESOME!! I can’t wait to see how He’s going to use you- because get ready, He IS! (And of course we’ll all be praying for you!)

happy birthday! what a way to celebrate! I wish you all the best (and hope we can squeeze in another shoot before you go!) I hope you continue to blog your adventures – I can’t wait to see!


This is happening. I love you so much – happy birthday sissy!

it’s awesome to get out of the comfort bubble. I’m proud of ppl like you

I truly loved reading this blog post 🙂 Praise our Savior for all he is doing in your life…that is so exciting! I too traveled to Africa and it forever changed me. I am know that great things lie ahead for you! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this post…it blessed my day!


So Sick!!! Enjoy The Motherland! And Happy Birthday


Happy birthday homie! I am crazy proud of you, your kick ass work and your giving spirit 🙂 I will over look you being gone on my birthday just this once 😉


I know how excited/scared you’ve been about this I’m so happy for you and I know you’ll do greats things there. : )

Aunt Pam

Of course I will contribute! I am sooo happy for you. You are such a beautiful person and I am proud to have you as my niece. Best wishes as always sweetie. Love you. XOXOXOXOX

Mom and Dad

Happy Birthday!!! We are soooooo PROUD of you! Love Mom and Dad

[…] least 5-10 minutes to process all the overwhelming blessings God has brought my way. After I put my birthday post up informing everyone about my trip to Africa, within 24 hours people had already donated close to […]

Hi Tonya, we met briefly at WPPI, I love following your work! I’m so excited for you! I recently asked God for something similar…something where I could use my gifts to give back…and He provided in a huge way just like He did for you! I’m headed to North Africa for most of April (it’s a closed country, so I can’t say exactly where to protect the missionaries over there) but I’ll be there with my camera too. I know I’ve been feeling a bit of anxiety over the enormity of the trip, but I know that God will be with us both. I’m excited to see Him using those of us in the photo industry for such amazing things! 🙂

[…] list this morning. There are so many things I need to get done before I leave to Africa in 11 days….AHHHH!!! I can’t believe it’s already here…SO, big thank you so […]

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