AFRICA

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding for All – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a dimly lit church, this young Senegalese man studies his Bible intently by the light of a single window. The members of this congregation speak Creole, Manjak, and the national language – French. Though French is not the language

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Understanding for All – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a dimly lit church, this young Senegalese man studies his Bible intently by the light of a single window. The members of this congregation speak Creole, Manjak, and the national language – French. Though French is not the language

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Vital – Weekly Inspiring Image

A woman’s beaming smile reflects her uncontainable joy at the 2009 celebration of the completion of the Nomaande New Testament. Celebrations like this represent significant milestones for many minority language communities. Frequently, the translated New Testament is the first printed

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Vital – Weekly Inspiring Image

A woman’s beaming smile reflects her uncontainable joy at the 2009 celebration of the completion of the Nomaande New Testament. Celebrations like this represent significant milestones for many minority language communities. Frequently, the translated New Testament is the first printed

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The Bible is My Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

“The Bible is my life,” says Dereje Tilahun of Wycliffe Africa as he lifts his Bible in his language, Amharic, and presses it against his chest. “I cannot live without it.” Dereje feels strongly about bringing the Bible to all

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The Bible is My Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

“The Bible is my life,” says Dereje Tilahun of Wycliffe Africa as he lifts his Bible in his language, Amharic, and presses it against his chest. “I cannot live without it.” Dereje feels strongly about bringing the Bible to all

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Want vs Need – Weekly Inspiring Image

Electricity is often scarce on the campus of the Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary in northwestern Cameroon. Somehow, Joseph Nkwelle always finds a way to keep his computer going. He is studying to be a Bible translation consultant. Joseph already has

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Want vs Need – Weekly Inspiring Image

Electricity is often scarce on the campus of the Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary in northwestern Cameroon. Somehow, Joseph Nkwelle always finds a way to keep his computer going. He is studying to be a Bible translation consultant. Joseph already has

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Cultural Pride – Weekly Inspiring Image

Children all around the world enjoy the attention of a camera and this lively bunch from Senegal are no exception. As a young boy, Kéraba Wallou, was forced to wear a bull skull and horns around his neck if he

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Cultural Pride – Weekly Inspiring Image

Children all around the world enjoy the attention of a camera and this lively bunch from Senegal are no exception. As a young boy, Kéraba Wallou, was forced to wear a bull skull and horns around his neck if he

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Southern Sunset – Weekly Inspiring Image

There are not many places on earth where you can see the sun rise and set on the same coastline. The southern tip of the world’s biggest continent is as beautiful as it is rugged and has sunk just as

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Southern Sunset – Weekly Inspiring Image

There are not many places on earth where you can see the sun rise and set on the same coastline. The southern tip of the world’s biggest continent is as beautiful as it is rugged and has sunk just as

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Somalia – Weekly Inspiring Image

A Somali man sits next to his herd of goats at Bakara Animal Market in Mogadishu, Somalia. In the district’s animal market, thousands of goats are brought each morning, where they are sold for their meat. With the longest coastline

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Somalia – Weekly Inspiring Image

A Somali man sits next to his herd of goats at Bakara Animal Market in Mogadishu, Somalia. In the district’s animal market, thousands of goats are brought each morning, where they are sold for their meat. With the longest coastline

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Visual Language – Weekly Inspiring Image

A teacher at a school for the Deaf in South Africa converses with one of her students. It is estimated that approximately 600,000 South Africans use Sign Language as their primary language and that 75% of this Deaf community are functionally

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Visual Language – Weekly Inspiring Image

A teacher at a school for the Deaf in South Africa converses with one of her students. It is estimated that approximately 600,000 South Africans use Sign Language as their primary language and that 75% of this Deaf community are functionally

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Ear to Ear – Weekly Inspiring Image

A broad smile and an even broader hat are a charming combination on this friendly man in Yimbéré, Cameroon. One of the languages he speaks is Fulfulde, a language that belongs to the Fulani people but enjoys wide-spread use as

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Ear to Ear – Weekly Inspiring Image

A broad smile and an even broader hat are a charming combination on this friendly man in Yimbéré, Cameroon. One of the languages he speaks is Fulfulde, a language that belongs to the Fulani people but enjoys wide-spread use as

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Young Courage – Weekly Inspiring Image

This is my favourite photo from my first trip to Cotonou, Benin. I took photos at a local church on a Sunday. The service was devoted to children and youth and featured special music and drama. After everything was done,

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Young Courage – Weekly Inspiring Image

This is my favourite photo from my first trip to Cotonou, Benin. I took photos at a local church on a Sunday. The service was devoted to children and youth and featured special music and drama. After everything was done,

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Fountain of Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

Folds of fabric envelop the creases of his cautious smile. He wears day-old stubble with a well-loved hat and weary eyes. What is he thinking? What have those eyes seen? Our modern world is smaller than it has ever been.

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Fountain of Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

Folds of fabric envelop the creases of his cautious smile. He wears day-old stubble with a well-loved hat and weary eyes. What is he thinking? What have those eyes seen? Our modern world is smaller than it has ever been.

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Many Hands – Weekly Inspiring Image

Many hands present the finished book to those gathered at the celebration for the Naro New Testament in Botswana. This image celebrates that the work of Bible translation is done by a community of people, often representing different villages and churches. Each

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Many Hands – Weekly Inspiring Image

Many hands present the finished book to those gathered at the celebration for the Naro New Testament in Botswana. This image celebrates that the work of Bible translation is done by a community of people, often representing different villages and churches. Each

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