A Palestinian Christian Baptism

As a photographer I get to do some extraordinary things. Today was no different. Above San Francisco, in the Diamond Heights neighborhood, a small community of Palestinian Christians meets to worship. Today they welcomed a new member to their community through baptism.

As a Christian myself I love to experience the way different communities worship and express their faith. This community amazed me. Maybe it's the close knit nature of the Palestinian community in California. Maybe it's the ancient tradition of the Palestinian Christian church. The thing that was undeniable was how much this community cared deeply for each other. Today I watched a family ... my family ... welcome one of their own with all of their heart. Powerful stuff indeed.