|James Hutcheson is a freelance artist and videographer. He runs a production company called Lamppost Studios. Anita Hutcheson currently teaches 3rd grade at Rebecca Minor Elementary. They live in Suwanee, Georgia, and have been blessed with 5 awesome years of marriage.|
It all started with a simple business card. I left it in the hands of Nancy Browne after she told me about some summer camps that her son, Rob, puts on in Russia. They were looking for some "creative types" to join their team. Well, I was creative, but—Russia? It was intriguing but seemed way beyond the bounds of reason that I would ever go. Still, I left my card with her and she passed it on to Rob, and we met up a few weeks later for lunch. He explained what it was all about and I was hooked. That was the fall of 2004, and since then I've gone on 6 trips with YouthReach International to Novosibirsk, Russia. I've done things I never thought I was capable of, like leading a team twice and learning to speak a little Russian along the way.
If you wonder why would anyone wait until year's end, then