The name Preston means “a priest’s village” or “a spiritual place.” Preston, the Lord gave you this name as a prophetic calling. He has called you not only as a son, but as a priest whom the Holy Spirit indwells and speaks through. He is growing in you a prophetic voice that will call many into the Kingdom of Heaven! Preston, you are a mighty man of God with a rich spiritual heritage! Your parents have worked hard to raise you in the way you should go, and you will not depart from it!
Preston, it was an honor to spend time with you as we captured these memories for you and your family. I pray that as you embark on this new season of life, that you will always remember your heritage, and that you will always stay true to who He created you to be.
I then looked up Venerable in Mirriam-Webster’s online dictionary and found this definition: calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments; made sacred especially by religious or historical association.
Sebastian Lott – the Lord has set you apart to worship Him. You are HIGHLY VALUED to Him and to His Kingdom! He has equipped you for battle, as long as you keep your eyes on Him you WILL be victorious! Fight the good fight, finish the race, keep the faith (2 Timothy 4:7).
We started our time together on campus at Hartfield Academy and got some shots in the boy’s basketball locker room, where Sebastian spends quite a lot of his time. I am excited to watch this rising senior from Hartfield Academy on the basketball court in the upcoming season!
We then drove to Renaissance at Colony Park. Dark clouds followed us, and the wind picked up as we pulled into the parking lot, but we were not deterred! I especially love these shots in front of the fountain!
I was so excited when Sebastian’s mom Starr pointed out this rainbow as we walked to our cars. Such a beautiful reminder of our God’s faithfulness to fulfill ALL He has promised! So thankful for these last two photos and what they represent.
Rob Hamilton. Mighty man of God. Warrior for the Kingdom.
I first met Rob and his family on Thanksgiving Day 2011. They came to We Will Go Ministries to serve as volunteers and were wrecked by Holy Spirit as they served food and sat with our homeless neighbors. They began coming regularly, helping with different projects as we were restoring several former crack houses, transforming them into beautiful missionary homes. As they worked on our future homes, Holy Spirit continued to work in their hearts.
As the months went by, it was Rob and his sister Ellie who first began to speak about their growing desire to become We Will Go missionaries and live on the ministry base in downtown Jackson. The faith of these kids was beautiful to watch as they loved our neighbors and worked just as hard as us adults on the endless projects. In the fall of 2012, a year after their first visit to We Will Go, the Hamilton family became my next door neighbors! We live together in community for a year before I moved overseas and truly became family.
Rob is now a rising senior at Hartfiled Academy where he is a key member of the varsity basketball team.
Rob, I have been praying for you as I have edited your photos. The word the Lord keeps bringing to my mind is from Jeremiah 1
4 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified[a] you; I [b]ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
6 Then said I:
“Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.”
7 But the Lord said to me:
“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. 8 Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.
9 Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:
“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. 10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.”