Every once in a while, Cheridy and I are blessed to meet someone extraordinary. We decided to not leave that to chance, so we had a contest called Kingdom Walkers.
A Kingdom Walker is:
1. a person who puts God and others before themselves.
2. someone who takes care of the sick, hungry, and needy.
3. a person who serves whether it be in their own church, the nearest city, or the other side of the world.
4. someone with a humble spirit.
For the contest, people could write in to nominate a high school junior who fit the descriptions above, and then we got to choose who we felt was the most deserving student. As the prize for the contest, we would shoot their high school senior photos for free along with giving them a surprise gift which I can’t reveal just yet.
The overwhelming winner of the contest was Sharon Messina from Cousino High School. One of the purposes of the contest is to identify someone like Sharon and to honor her and encourage her to continue to spread love and joy as she has been. We had the pleasure of reading all the amazing things that people wrote about her and it is obvious that Sharon is a blessing to everyone that she comes in contact with.
Here’s just a few things that people had to say about Sharon mixed in with some of the photos we did during her photoshoot:
She is the sweetest, most innocent and humble person I have ever met.
Very rarely do I find anyone among thousands who can compare to her spirit.
Whether it is her friends or those she barely knows, Sharon puts other people first and really does reach out to those in the community that need her help.
She always has a genuine love for those who were hurt or sad.
She has plenty to brag about, but that would never cross her mind. She instead would say she is not worthy of praise or honor.