Meet Durk – Weekly Inspiring Image

Sunkissed, dusty, and with a beam­ing smile, Durk Mei­jer is an end­less stream of anec­dotes about his trav­els through­out South­ern Africa as­sist­ing mi­nor­ity lan­guage com­mu­ni­ties to get God’s word in their lan­guage. Durk works for a joint ini­tia­tive known as

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Meet Durk – Weekly Inspiring Image

Sunkissed, dusty, and with a beam­ing smile, Durk Mei­jer is an end­less stream of anec­dotes about his trav­els through­out South­ern Africa as­sist­ing mi­nor­ity lan­guage com­mu­ni­ties to get God’s word in their lan­guage. Durk works for a joint ini­tia­tive known as

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News travels fast in an oral culture

Bible sto­ry­ing taps into the lifeblood of an oral cul­ture, and the sto­ries travel sur­pris­ingly fast.

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News travels fast in an oral culture

Bible sto­ry­ing taps into the lifeblood of an oral cul­ture, and the sto­ries travel sur­pris­ingly fast.

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Stories and Brotherhood: Bible Translation in Southern Africa

To­day, God is writ­ing a new chap­ter for South­ern Africa. Bible trans­la­tion or­ga­ni­za­tions across the re­gion are work­ing to­ward a com­mon goal: help­ing lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties trans­late God’s Word into their own languages.

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Stories and Brotherhood: Bible Translation in Southern Africa

To­day, God is writ­ing a new chap­ter for South­ern Africa. Bible trans­la­tion or­ga­ni­za­tions across the re­gion are work­ing to­ward a com­mon goal: help­ing lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties trans­late God’s Word into their own languages.

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Hani – Weekly Inspiring Image

You’d be for­given for think­ing that this im­age, em­bell­ished with an em­broi­dered vest and dry­ing corn, de­picts a scene in South Amer­ica. In fact, this man be­longs to the Hani peo­ple who live in south­ern China near the bor­der with

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Hani – Weekly Inspiring Image

You’d be for­given for think­ing that this im­age, em­bell­ished with an em­broi­dered vest and dry­ing corn, de­picts a scene in South Amer­ica. In fact, this man be­longs to the Hani peo­ple who live in south­ern China near the bor­der with

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Real Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

What strikes you first about this image of a Bible school student in Central African Republic? The blue pen resting on his head while deep in concentration? The bare rustic classroom? The Bibles he is referencing: one dirty and used,

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Real Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

What strikes you first about this image of a Bible school student in Central African Republic? The blue pen resting on his head while deep in concentration? The bare rustic classroom? The Bibles he is referencing: one dirty and used,

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Arctic Moonrise – Weekly Inspiring Image

Late on a spring night in the Arctic Circle the lingering twilight illuminates a herd of reindeer while a massive orange moon rises outside the city of Salekhard in northwestern Siberia, Russia. This far north two seasons predominate, one with

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Arctic Moonrise – Weekly Inspiring Image

Late on a spring night in the Arctic Circle the lingering twilight illuminates a herd of reindeer while a massive orange moon rises outside the city of Salekhard in northwestern Siberia, Russia. This far north two seasons predominate, one with

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The Nairobi Standstill – Weekly Inspiring Image

Paul Machira mod­els his run­ning style in the lead up to the 8th an­nual Run for the Bibleless, a fun run in Kenya’s cap­i­tal city, Nairobi. The run was held in March 2015 to raise funds for, and aware­ness of, com­mu­ni­ties

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The Nairobi Standstill – Weekly Inspiring Image

Paul Machira mod­els his run­ning style in the lead up to the 8th an­nual Run for the Bibleless, a fun run in Kenya’s cap­i­tal city, Nairobi. The run was held in March 2015 to raise funds for, and aware­ness of, com­mu­ni­ties

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Publications roundup

Recently my amazing sending church – Newtown Mission – featured and prayed for me as their missionary of the month. I went around the web collecting a bit of my work that was currently available to show them what I’ve been

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Publications roundup

Recently my amazing sending church – Newtown Mission – featured and prayed for me as their missionary of the month. I went around the web collecting a bit of my work that was currently available to show them what I’ve been

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A New Testament in Mono – Weekly Inspiring Image

Children from the remote city of Bili in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo crowd in for a photo. This city lies in the midst of the rich Congolese rainforest and only about 50 km south of the border with Central

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A New Testament in Mono – Weekly Inspiring Image

Children from the remote city of Bili in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo crowd in for a photo. This city lies in the midst of the rich Congolese rainforest and only about 50 km south of the border with Central

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Fragrant Harbour – Weekly Inspiring Image

Hundreds of buildings cast an array of colour on Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. In English Hong Kong means Fragrant Harbor. Viewed from this vantage point it is clear that Hong Kong’s 7 million people live in Earth’s most densely populated city.

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Fragrant Harbour – Weekly Inspiring Image

Hundreds of buildings cast an array of colour on Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. In English Hong Kong means Fragrant Harbor. Viewed from this vantage point it is clear that Hong Kong’s 7 million people live in Earth’s most densely populated city.

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Inheritance – Weekly Inspiring Image

Betty Amon reads from the Nuku oro New Testament as other members of the Nukuoro translation team meet to pray. Women in Betty’s family have been longing for, and working on, a full Nukuoro Bible for generations. Betty inherited the

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Inheritance – Weekly Inspiring Image

Betty Amon reads from the Nuku oro New Testament as other members of the Nukuoro translation team meet to pray. Women in Betty’s family have been longing for, and working on, a full Nukuoro Bible for generations. Betty inherited the

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In Search of Truth – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young Bud­dhist monk reads in an an­cient Myan­mar pagoda. Mo­ments like this are among the things I en­joy most as a pho­tog­ra­pher. It’s such an honor to ob­serve some­one’s life. But I had dif­fi­culty pho­tograph­ing this boy. I found

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In Search of Truth – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young Bud­dhist monk reads in an an­cient Myan­mar pagoda. Mo­ments like this are among the things I en­joy most as a pho­tog­ra­pher. It’s such an honor to ob­serve some­one’s life. But I had dif­fi­culty pho­tograph­ing this boy. I found

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The Far Corners – Weekly Inspiring Image

A woman carries supplies out of her choom (teepee-like home) as her nomadic group in northwestern Siberia packs up their sleds to move farther north for the summer. Even in the farthest corners of the world God’s Word is being

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The Far Corners – Weekly Inspiring Image

A woman carries supplies out of her choom (teepee-like home) as her nomadic group in northwestern Siberia packs up their sleds to move farther north for the summer. Even in the farthest corners of the world God’s Word is being

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The Privilege of Reading – Weekly Inspiring Image

In March of 2012 I visited a Ngbakan literacy class in Gemena, a city in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Most of the students were adult women. The class instructors told me that since education is not free, families

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The Privilege of Reading – Weekly Inspiring Image

In March of 2012 I visited a Ngbakan literacy class in Gemena, a city in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Most of the students were adult women. The class instructors told me that since education is not free, families

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Ancient Myanmar – Weekly Inspiring Image

Buddhist pagodas rise above the morning mist in the ancient ruined city of Bagan, Myanmar. Previously known as Burma, Myanmar is now starting to share its rich history with the world after decades of limiting travelers. One of Asia’s poorest

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Ancient Myanmar – Weekly Inspiring Image

Buddhist pagodas rise above the morning mist in the ancient ruined city of Bagan, Myanmar. Previously known as Burma, Myanmar is now starting to share its rich history with the world after decades of limiting travelers. One of Asia’s poorest

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Beautiful – Weekly Inspiring Image

A girl from the Yi people group in China shows a hand gesture meaning beautiful.  China has more than 300 language groups according to the most recent language survey data. Minority language groups in China, like the Yi, account for

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Beautiful – Weekly Inspiring Image

A girl from the Yi people group in China shows a hand gesture meaning beautiful.  China has more than 300 language groups according to the most recent language survey data. Minority language groups in China, like the Yi, account for

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Staying Connected – Weekly Inspiring Image

Children play while fisherman head out to sea along the coastal waters of Honiara, Solomon Islands.  Many of the Solomon Islands’ half a million residents live in small seaside communities like this. Of the 71 spoken languages here, more than

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Staying Connected – Weekly Inspiring Image

Children play while fisherman head out to sea along the coastal waters of Honiara, Solomon Islands.  Many of the Solomon Islands’ half a million residents live in small seaside communities like this. Of the 71 spoken languages here, more than

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God’s Leading – Weekly Inspiring Image

Bonifacio Paulo’s salvation was a long process. His faith journey led him first to a Catholic and then a Nazarene seminary. “Honestly, I don’t remember a day that I can point to and say, ‘This is the day I gave

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God’s Leading – Weekly Inspiring Image

Bonifacio Paulo’s salvation was a long process. His faith journey led him first to a Catholic and then a Nazarene seminary. “Honestly, I don’t remember a day that I can point to and say, ‘This is the day I gave

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Serendipity – Weekly Inspiring Image

Children play at sundown on a seldom used airstrip in Sen Momorom, a picturesque mountain town in eastern Cambodia. Ari, the photographer, says that this image is very special to him because of the way the local kids were arranged

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Serendipity – Weekly Inspiring Image

Children play at sundown on a seldom used airstrip in Sen Momorom, a picturesque mountain town in eastern Cambodia. Ari, the photographer, says that this image is very special to him because of the way the local kids were arranged

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Colours of Cameroon – Weekly Inspiring Image

A bounty of beautiful fruits and vegetables is for sale at a roadside vendor’s stall in Bamenda, Cameroon. Despite its French and English influences Cameroon has nearly 300 living languages. Bible translation began in Cameroon during the mid 1800s when

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Colours of Cameroon – Weekly Inspiring Image

A bounty of beautiful fruits and vegetables is for sale at a roadside vendor’s stall in Bamenda, Cameroon. Despite its French and English influences Cameroon has nearly 300 living languages. Bible translation began in Cameroon during the mid 1800s when

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Lasting Change – Weekly Inspiring Image

Bright eyes, a warm smile, and inviting laughter: this Senegalese man can’t contain his joy.  A powerful change recently came to his community in Senegal – fathers began allowing, and encouraging, their daughters to attend school for the first time.

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Lasting Change – Weekly Inspiring Image

Bright eyes, a warm smile, and inviting laughter: this Senegalese man can’t contain his joy.  A powerful change recently came to his community in Senegal – fathers began allowing, and encouraging, their daughters to attend school for the first time.

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Working Remotely: African Nights

It seems to me that during summer in Yaoundé, Cameroon there is a thunderstorm every night. Since I grew up in the arid southwest of the USA, where such storms are rare, I enjoy experiencing these violent storms over the

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Working Remotely: African Nights

It seems to me that during summer in Yaoundé, Cameroon there is a thunderstorm every night. Since I grew up in the arid southwest of the USA, where such storms are rare, I enjoy experiencing these violent storms over the

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Working Remotely: Navigating the Canal – Weekly Inspiring Image

One of my favourite views in my hometown of Macclesfield, UK is this local canal on a bright summer’s day. Almost 200 years ago thousands of labourers toiled to flatten land, build banks and bridges, locks and aqueducts, to make

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Working Remotely: Navigating the Canal – Weekly Inspiring Image

One of my favourite views in my hometown of Macclesfield, UK is this local canal on a bright summer’s day. Almost 200 years ago thousands of labourers toiled to flatten land, build banks and bridges, locks and aqueducts, to make

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Beautiful Signs – Weekly Inspiring Image

In September 2014 I spent several days with the Deaf community who work at the DOOR centre in Nairobi, Kenya.  On one of the Sundays I was there, I visited a Deaf church. Mercy Mideva and another woman led worship

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Beautiful Signs – Weekly Inspiring Image

In September 2014 I spent several days with the Deaf community who work at the DOOR centre in Nairobi, Kenya.  On one of the Sundays I was there, I visited a Deaf church. Mercy Mideva and another woman led worship

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