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780 miles.
Embrace every season, for the Lord has everything under control, and His perfect will is always right…. These were some words that were encrypted in my heart these past couple of months. Sometimes we have to make steps of faith, and make radical decisions, even though people may think you are out of your mind, it has to be done for God’s perfect will to be done.
780 is the number I have had on my heart these past four weeks. Although it may sound like a short period of time, it has been a time in which I have seen God’s provision and favor towards me. I have many remarkable memories of people that I love a lot, and people who I call friends. Total dependence in God comes when you leave everything behind, even your own desires and plans, and you decide to die to yourself and follow the One that forgave your iniquities and gave you eternal life. It comes when you have absolutely nothing, and all your faith and strength relies on the One that gave you comfort in troubled times, and keeps molding you in His image. There are only 780 miles on the man I used to be (who thought had his life planned), and the man who I’m becoming, a young man that does not know what will happen in a week from now, or in a month from now, but has absolute peace because my life is in the center of His hand. He has shown me I’m in the place I have to be, in the right time and in the right hour. I’m overwhelmed by His love and mercy.
Sometimes by making this step of faith doesn’t mean you are necessarily “crazy” or a “rebel”, but I think about all the times in which people would think Jesus was out of His mind for doing miracles and doing things out of the ordinary that even He went through rejection and condemnation by His own people, yikes, that only lets me know that I still have a lot to learn, like, a lot. 
God places people in our lifetime to fulfill specific areas in our lives for a specific time, some of those relations can last forever and some are just for a period of time. I am very thankful for those people that made an influence and impact in my life, I learned a lot, laughed a lot and was challenged a lot, but there comes a time in which we have to let go and go on in God’s perfect plan, and that was the case for me. I had let go (even though it was painful) and move on in God’s perfect plan. I remember the good times and great teachings, but that’s part of my past now, my life is on the present now and just to see how God is honoring my life and backing me up in all my decisions is just a living proof that I made the right choice. My life is definitely not the same, and I’m excited to see what’s to come next! :)
Thank you to all of you that were there for me on my side, to those who believed in this crazy friend of yours, and that backed me up. I miss every one of you, and it has been four weeks of learning and growth, (spiritually and intellectually). God has definitely placed me with amazing people here in EP, Texas, and their friendship and care is just extraordinary and overwhelming. My pastors (Pr Chris and Haydee Richards) are more than what I needed, and their heart towards people are incredible. I specially want to thank my youth pastor (Pr Esteban G.) for his words and his care in this journey of mine, what an example and truly and what inspiration to follow. This awesome community of Vino Nuevo El Paso, is what God is using to heal, restore and mold in the man that He wants me to become. It is an honor to be part of this great family. I want to thank my close friends, and friends back in Cali and Mexico that were and still are with me every step of my life. Overall, I really want to thank my family, my amazing brothers and sister, my superwoman (mom), and my pops. Their support towards this life change was awesome and their words and advices are my everyday motivation. I love you all very much, family is the only institution of people that will be with you faithfully and whole-heartily at all times. 
Love is the strongest weapon that we can use against anything that comes our way.
Love is the key for your life to be transformed and different. Remember, God IS love.

Love you all. I will see you soon!

Jes

780 miles.

Embrace every season, for the Lord has everything under control, and His perfect will is always right…. These were some words that were encrypted in my heart these past couple of months. Sometimes we have to make steps of faith, and make radical decisions, even though people may think you are out of your mind, it has to be done for God’s perfect will to be done.

780 is the number I have had on my heart these past four weeks. Although it may sound like a short period of time, it has been a time in which I have seen God’s provision and favor towards me. I have many remarkable memories of people that I love a lot, and people who I call friends. Total dependence in God comes when you leave everything behind, even your own desires and plans, and you decide to die to yourself and follow the One that forgave your iniquities and gave you eternal life. It comes when you have absolutely nothing, and all your faith and strength relies on the One that gave you comfort in troubled times, and keeps molding you in His image. There are only 780 miles on the man I used to be (who thought had his life planned), and the man who I’m becoming, a young man that does not know what will happen in a week from now, or in a month from now, but has absolute peace because my life is in the center of His hand. He has shown me I’m in the place I have to be, in the right time and in the right hour. I’m overwhelmed by His love and mercy.

Sometimes by making this step of faith doesn’t mean you are necessarily “crazy” or a “rebel”, but I think about all the times in which people would think Jesus was out of His mind for doing miracles and doing things out of the ordinary that even He went through rejection and condemnation by His own people, yikes, that only lets me know that I still have a lot to learn, like, a lot. 

God places people in our lifetime to fulfill specific areas in our lives for a specific time, some of those relations can last forever and some are just for a period of time. I am very thankful for those people that made an influence and impact in my life, I learned a lot, laughed a lot and was challenged a lot, but there comes a time in which we have to let go and go on in God’s perfect plan, and that was the case for me. I had let go (even though it was painful) and move on in God’s perfect plan. I remember the good times and great teachings, but that’s part of my past now, my life is on the present now and just to see how God is honoring my life and backing me up in all my decisions is just a living proof that I made the right choice. My life is definitely not the same, and I’m excited to see what’s to come next! :)

Thank you to all of you that were there for me on my side, to those who believed in this crazy friend of yours, and that backed me up. I miss every one of you, and it has been four weeks of learning and growth, (spiritually and intellectually). God has definitely placed me with amazing people here in EP, Texas, and their friendship and care is just extraordinary and overwhelming. My pastors (Pr Chris and Haydee Richards) are more than what I needed, and their heart towards people are incredible. I specially want to thank my youth pastor (Pr Esteban G.) for his words and his care in this journey of mine, what an example and truly and what inspiration to follow. This awesome community of Vino Nuevo El Paso, is what God is using to heal, restore and mold in the man that He wants me to become. It is an honor to be part of this great family. I want to thank my close friends, and friends back in Cali and Mexico that were and still are with me every step of my life. Overall, I really want to thank my family, my amazing brothers and sister, my superwoman (mom), and my pops. Their support towards this life change was awesome and their words and advices are my everyday motivation. I love you all very much, family is the only institution of people that will be with you faithfully and whole-heartily at all times. 

Love is the strongest weapon that we can use against anything that comes our way.

Love is the key for your life to be transformed and different. Remember, God IS love.

Love you all. I will see you soon!

Jes


Photoshoot with Luis Enrique Espinoza 
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Photoshoot with Luis Enrique Espinoza 

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Photoshoot with Luis Enrique Espinoza and son
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Photoshoot with Luis Enrique Espinoza and son

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Had an amazing time photographing Marcos Witt’s Concert last monday Sept 26 at the Gibson Amphitheater. I had the honor to meet him again and to take some amazing shots of this outstanding concert in the city of LA. I thank God for the people he has placed in this journey and I know this is only the beggining of many other things!!… 
Hope you enjoy these few shots! :)
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Shot with:
Canon EOS 7D
24-70mm L USM 2.8
70-200mm L USM IS II 2.8
www.jessipena.com
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Marcos Witt Concert in Los Angeles, CA
25 años - Concierto Conmemorativo
www.marcoswitt.net

Had an amazing time photographing Marcos Witt’s Concert last monday Sept 26 at the Gibson Amphitheater. I had the honor to meet him again and to take some amazing shots of this outstanding concert in the city of LA. I thank God for the people he has placed in this journey and I know this is only the beggining of many other things!!… 

Hope you enjoy these few shots! :)

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Shot with:

Canon EOS 7D

24-70mm L USM 2.8

70-200mm L USM IS II 2.8

www.jessipena.com

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Marcos Witt Concert in Los Angeles, CA

25 años - Concierto Conmemorativo

www.marcoswitt.net

Marcos Witt Concert in Los Angeles, CA
25 años - Concierto Conmemorativo
www.marcoswitt.net

Marcos Witt Concert in Los Angeles, CA

25 años - Concierto Conmemorativo

www.marcoswitt.net