Dr. Tom Little To Be Honored in a Documentary

Dr. Tom Little (private collection)

My first portrait honored Dr. Tom Little, a medical missionary to Afghanistan. Over the course of the past 35 years, he and his team provided quality eye care to over a million poor Afghans, often in remote villages. After he and his team were senselessly murdered by the Taliban in 2010, president Obama posthumously awarded him the highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. He holds a map of his beloved Afghanistan. In the background are an optical instrument, and a Bible. On one of the books, a scripture verse from I Samuel 2:30 appears: “I will honor those who honor me.”

The Hard Places , a documentary on his life is being produced for PBS. Check out the trailer below.

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