One of my bucket list dreams was to visit and see the beauty that Africa has to offer. In 2013, I was lucky enough to fulfill that dream; but what I didn’t know was all of the beauty that the African people have to offer. It did not take long to realize that the heart of God is in Africa. The people there have a closeness with God that we often don’t get to experience in developed countries. Since joining The Fortress Foundation team in 2013, I have realized God has a lot of things for me to see. As of now, I am a student of photography trying to capture my experiences so that I can share them with others. All of the photo’s on this website are from our Fortress team.

Hope to see you on the journey,


Emily Zappasodi

Treasurer & Board Member