One of photographer Chris Burkard’s favorite scriptures is found in Doctrine and Covenants 100:12: “Therefore, continue your journey and let your hearts rejoice; for behold, and lo, I am with you even unto the end.”

In the past month, Burkard, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has taken his 1.2 million Instagram followers on a journey from Switzerland to Canada to Norway. Burkard says his travels have made it impossible for him to deny the presence of a higher power.

“You can’t really travel without feeling like you see (God’s) hand in everything … without, in some capacity, recognizing his overwhelming effect on every human out there,” Burkard said.

Burkard’s own journey began when, as a little boy, he dreamed of traveling the world. It wasn’t until he was 19 and began taking pictures that he saw how he could make that dream a reality.

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