Author Archives: Elyse

Mesmerised – Weekly Inspiring Image

Have you ever seen children sit so still? At a dark outdoor meeting with only the glow of the stage lights, this image was captured at a ridiculously slow shutter of 1/8 of a second. You could almost take a

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Mesmerised – Weekly Inspiring Image

Have you ever seen children sit so still? At a dark outdoor meeting with only the glow of the stage lights, this image was captured at a ridiculously slow shutter of 1/8 of a second. You could almost take a

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Together – Weekly Inspiring Image

400 people, 80 nations, 1 vision. Last week leaders from all the partners of the Wycliffe Global Alliance met together in Asia for a week of sharing the joys, challenges, plans and hopes of the ministry of Bible translation in

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Together – Weekly Inspiring Image

400 people, 80 nations, 1 vision. Last week leaders from all the partners of the Wycliffe Global Alliance met together in Asia for a week of sharing the joys, challenges, plans and hopes of the ministry of Bible translation in

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Meet Finau – Weekly Inspiring Image

Cheeky, intelligent and fluent in two languages, Finau entertains me during the morning tea break of a four day Bible storytelling workshop in the Kingdom of Tonga. Despite the fact the workshops are usually run for adults, thirteen year old

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Meet Finau – Weekly Inspiring Image

Cheeky, intelligent and fluent in two languages, Finau entertains me during the morning tea break of a four day Bible storytelling workshop in the Kingdom of Tonga. Despite the fact the workshops are usually run for adults, thirteen year old

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Meet Pastor Gaspard – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a remote village church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pastor Gaspard is updating the congregation on the progress of the translation of the Bible into their language – Mono. His dark suit contrasting with the beautifully hand made

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Meet Pastor Gaspard – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a remote village church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pastor Gaspard is updating the congregation on the progress of the translation of the Bible into their language – Mono. His dark suit contrasting with the beautifully hand made

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Meet Pastor Peter – Weekly Inspiring Image

Meet Pastor Peter, his wife Ansi and their youngest son Nehri. When this photo was taken a couple years ago Peter had recently moved his family to his home village on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu. After many years of Bible

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Meet Pastor Peter – Weekly Inspiring Image

Meet Pastor Peter, his wife Ansi and their youngest son Nehri. When this photo was taken a couple years ago Peter had recently moved his family to his home village on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu. After many years of Bible

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A Secret Morning – Weekly Inspiring Image

In the far north of the nation of Laos, not far from the Chinese border, lies the province of Phongsali. A melting pot of ethnic diversity high in the mountains, many indigenous communities here live as they have for hundreds

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A Secret Morning – Weekly Inspiring Image

In the far north of the nation of Laos, not far from the Chinese border, lies the province of Phongsali. A melting pot of ethnic diversity high in the mountains, many indigenous communities here live as they have for hundreds

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Kenyan Stories – Weekly Inspiring Image

Ready for a day’s work at sea, a small fleet of boats hug the shoreline of a fishing village in the district of Kilifi, Kenya. Edwyn Kiptinness, a staff member with Wycliffe Africa in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, tells a story

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Kenyan Stories – Weekly Inspiring Image

Ready for a day’s work at sea, a small fleet of boats hug the shoreline of a fishing village in the district of Kilifi, Kenya. Edwyn Kiptinness, a staff member with Wycliffe Africa in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, tells a story

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Across Cultures – Weekly Inspiring Image

Meet Eunice Kua, a Malaysian Chinese literacy specialist working in eastern Chad with the displaced Massalit people from Darfur, Sudan. Talk about cross-cultural ministry! Eunice says that her Malaysian-Chinese upbringing was exceptional preparation for her unique role here in Africa

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Across Cultures – Weekly Inspiring Image

Meet Eunice Kua, a Malaysian Chinese literacy specialist working in eastern Chad with the displaced Massalit people from Darfur, Sudan. Talk about cross-cultural ministry! Eunice says that her Malaysian-Chinese upbringing was exceptional preparation for her unique role here in Africa

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Shelter – Weekly Inspiring Image

Sheltered from the heat of the day in a tent-house, a mother and her young child entertain visitors in Mali, West Africa. Although Islam is the majority religion in Mali, the secular government is welcoming to Christian NGOs and the

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Shelter – Weekly Inspiring Image

Sheltered from the heat of the day in a tent-house, a mother and her young child entertain visitors in Mali, West Africa. Although Islam is the majority religion in Mali, the secular government is welcoming to Christian NGOs and the

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Long Walk Home – Weekly Inspiring Image

Their vegetables have been sold at the market and these young women from the Krung ethnic group of north-eastern Cambodia have a long walk home to their villages. 20,000 Krung speakers, who have absolutely no Scripture available in their language,

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Long Walk Home – Weekly Inspiring Image

Their vegetables have been sold at the market and these young women from the Krung ethnic group of north-eastern Cambodia have a long walk home to their villages. 20,000 Krung speakers, who have absolutely no Scripture available in their language,

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Jubilation – Weekly Inspiring Image

Laughter and exuberant applause erupts from the congregation at a Sunday morning service in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The pastor, who normally preaches in Swahili, has just told a Bible story in their heart language – Nyanga.

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Jubilation – Weekly Inspiring Image

Laughter and exuberant applause erupts from the congregation at a Sunday morning service in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The pastor, who normally preaches in Swahili, has just told a Bible story in their heart language – Nyanga.

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Living Colour – Weekly Inspiring Image

These brightly dressed young school students are at a celebration for their bi-lingual school in Southeast Asia. They’ve been given the opportunity to learn to read and write in their mother tongue and are doing much better with their schoolwork

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Living Colour – Weekly Inspiring Image

These brightly dressed young school students are at a celebration for their bi-lingual school in Southeast Asia. They’ve been given the opportunity to learn to read and write in their mother tongue and are doing much better with their schoolwork

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Cultivation – Weekly Inspiring Image

The steep hillsides of the Nepalese valleys are no deterrent for the hungry farmer. Thousands of narrow terraces line the fertile hills of Nepal, right up into the dizzying heights of cloud and mist. Culturally and linguistically rich, Nepal has

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Cultivation – Weekly Inspiring Image

The steep hillsides of the Nepalese valleys are no deterrent for the hungry farmer. Thousands of narrow terraces line the fertile hills of Nepal, right up into the dizzying heights of cloud and mist. Culturally and linguistically rich, Nepal has

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Cameroon – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young boy in the central African nation of Cameroon enjoys a game of football with friends. Barefooted, they dash around the red earth yard shouting each others’ names and bouncing the ball from various body parts. This boy’s nation,

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Cameroon – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young boy in the central African nation of Cameroon enjoys a game of football with friends. Barefooted, they dash around the red earth yard shouting each others’ names and bouncing the ball from various body parts. This boy’s nation,

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Community – Weekly Inspiring Image

The sun sets on a gorgeous summer day over the village of Margau, Romania. Christians in this village are grateful to have a Bible to read, since they know what it is like to live without it. During the Cold

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Community – Weekly Inspiring Image

The sun sets on a gorgeous summer day over the village of Margau, Romania. Christians in this village are grateful to have a Bible to read, since they know what it is like to live without it. During the Cold

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Clamouring – Weekly Inspiring Image

Have you ever seen school children this keen for a copy of a book? What makes it so special? These books of Bible stories are printed in their native language – Tetun. Not Indonesian, not English, Tetun. The language they

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Clamouring – Weekly Inspiring Image

Have you ever seen school children this keen for a copy of a book? What makes it so special? These books of Bible stories are printed in their native language – Tetun. Not Indonesian, not English, Tetun. The language they

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Coordination – Weekly Inspiring Image

Making foufou in Benin is not a one person task! This team of women are beating yam pulp with incredible coordination. Foufou is the staple food of many West African nations – and Benin, a slice of Africa between Togo

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Coordination – Weekly Inspiring Image

Making foufou in Benin is not a one person task! This team of women are beating yam pulp with incredible coordination. Foufou is the staple food of many West African nations – and Benin, a slice of Africa between Togo

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A Window – Weekly Inspiring Image

There is a saying in Thailand: To be Thai is to be Buddhist. Buddhism is part of the national identity. The majority of Thai’s – over 94% of the population – are devout Buddhists performing prayers and other ceremonies up

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A Window – Weekly Inspiring Image

There is a saying in Thailand: To be Thai is to be Buddhist. Buddhism is part of the national identity. The majority of Thai’s – over 94% of the population – are devout Buddhists performing prayers and other ceremonies up

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Promise – Weekly Inspiring Image

With my papers wrapped in plastic to protect them from the splash of the waves, I climb into the small dugout canoe and paddle twenty-five minutes to a neighboring village. Today I plan to check Mark 6, 7 and 8

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Promise – Weekly Inspiring Image

With my papers wrapped in plastic to protect them from the splash of the waves, I climb into the small dugout canoe and paddle twenty-five minutes to a neighboring village. Today I plan to check Mark 6, 7 and 8

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Those Eyes – Weekly Inspiring Image

This gorgeous little girl lives in a village near Lake Albert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Once known as Zaire, this huge and troubled nation is still recovering from what some people call “Africa’s World War”. A

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Those Eyes – Weekly Inspiring Image

This gorgeous little girl lives in a village near Lake Albert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Once known as Zaire, this huge and troubled nation is still recovering from what some people call “Africa’s World War”. A

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Ends of the Earth – Weekly Inspiring Image

A mother and her three children, part of the indigenous Hmong group, in Sin Chai, northwestern Viet Nam. This image from a UN photojournalist visually communicates so many things about this family and their culture and lifestyle. Indigenous peoples all

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Ends of the Earth – Weekly Inspiring Image

A mother and her three children, part of the indigenous Hmong group, in Sin Chai, northwestern Viet Nam. This image from a UN photojournalist visually communicates so many things about this family and their culture and lifestyle. Indigenous peoples all

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Every Weekend – Weekly Inspiring Image

Did you know that almost every weekend over the last year or so language communities in Papua New Guinea have been celebrating the translation of God’s word into their language? Rain or shine, all across the country, each weekend another

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Every Weekend – Weekly Inspiring Image

Did you know that almost every weekend over the last year or so language communities in Papua New Guinea have been celebrating the translation of God’s word into their language? Rain or shine, all across the country, each weekend another

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Ladakhi – Weekly Inspiring Image

This friendly lady is part of the Tibetan ethnic group, but lives in India and speaks a language called Ladakhi. Languages rarely obey the geopolitical lines drawn on a map. The complete Bible was published in Ladakhi in 1948, which

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Ladakhi – Weekly Inspiring Image

This friendly lady is part of the Tibetan ethnic group, but lives in India and speaks a language called Ladakhi. Languages rarely obey the geopolitical lines drawn on a map. The complete Bible was published in Ladakhi in 1948, which

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Alive and Active – Weekly Inspiring Image

I hope this image reminds you of how very small we are. All our human problems, striving and efforts are like the smoke that drifts out of a volcano and evaporates. And yet God made us and is on a

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Alive and Active – Weekly Inspiring Image

I hope this image reminds you of how very small we are. All our human problems, striving and efforts are like the smoke that drifts out of a volcano and evaporates. And yet God made us and is on a

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