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Danielle Dibley
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United States

My name is Danielle (aka Dara Black). I am an amature photographer and I wanted a place to store my photographs, (and my writings, as I am now uploading these as well I guess). I currently live and work part time in Seaside, Oregon. I am am a Jesus freak, a self-proclaimed Gothic at heart (sometimes it comes out in my outward appearance...okay like all the time, but that's alright), and an outdoors lover (as you will tell from my photos when I upload them!). I love to hunt, fish, hike, fire my rifles at the range, ride horses, run the beach, go clam digging and crabbing, as well as write, draw, paint, and dabble in photography. I have a passion for nature and for the Lord and I do my best to incorporate these passions into my photography and writings.
Hello Everyone!

I am back from my mission trip to Mongolia! I didn't get as many pictures as I had hoped....I only had one SD card for my camera. I will be uploading pictures soon! Mongolia is a BEAUTIFUL place....almost identical to Wyoming countryside...and the people are amazing as well. So hospitable and gracious, even if they didn't know us. I hope to go back again one day.

There are so many awesome stories I have from Mongolia...the highlights of my trip were drinking fermented mare's milk, riding a Russian-bred black stallion, and petting a baby horse for the first time in my life. I also attempted milking a cow, I helped butcher a goat and a sheep, and my CWAM team went to a Mongolian youth conference out in the countryside that had AMAZING prayer and worship time. I had a prophetic vision before I left to Mongolia and I was blessed to see it fulfilled while I was there. I taught English for two weeks, helped build the first floor to an Outreach Center, painted a school fence, camped with Mongolian nomads and helped them milk mares and cows and herd horses, went fishing, rode racehorses and prized horses, and I got to eat goat and sheep intestine and other sorts of weird foods...including horse meat. Yes, I ate HORSE, and it tastes amazing! Best meat I've ever had. I had a traditional Mongolian shirt made. I spent 16 hours in China, so I have a passport stamp for China and Mongolia, so I can say that I've been to TWO of which is not open to Christianity. The international airport in Beijing is open, however, so praying and reading my Bible wasn't an issue.

Coming back from Mongolia was exciting...yesterday I got to ride my horse Chester for a bit...until he decided to buck me off at a fast lope. Spent six hours in the ER since I was somersaulted into the air and landed on my head and neck. No major injuries except deep bruises on my entire left side and some impact damage to my left kidney (they found blood in a urine sample). They say here in Wyoming that you are not considered a true cowboy (or cowgirl) until you get bucked off...and I managed to stay on my horse through three good bucks before he threw me. I got right back up and back in the saddle...until the pain forced me off and I realized that I was hurting more than I thought I would be.

But, the last seven weeks have been AMAZING and I wanted to thank you all for your prayers and support :) If you have any questions feel free to ask me in a private note or comment on this journal entry!

Thanks everyone, God bless

  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: my ipod
  • Reading: Bible

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Unborn-LegacyStock Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  New member Student Photographer
Thank you for the fave(s)!

Means a lot!

Please check out my journal for rules and other fun stuff! =D (Big Grin)

~ Danielle♥
DaraBlack Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome :)
Unborn-LegacyStock Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  New member Student Photographer
MorrighanGW Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!! =D
MorrighanGW Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s!! =D
DaraBlack Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem!
DressageExcellence Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! :heart:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!

GOD bless you now and always.

John 3:16

DaraBlack Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much and God bless!
SeekHim Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
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