ASIA

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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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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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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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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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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Meet Tim – Weekly Inspiring Image

At one of his supporting churches in Tokyo, Tim Toba holds up the completed Bible in Khaling, a language community he served in Nepal. In 1970, Tim and his German wife, Ingrid, were the very first members to be sent

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Meet Tim – Weekly Inspiring Image

At one of his supporting churches in Tokyo, Tim Toba holds up the completed Bible in Khaling, a language community he served in Nepal. In 1970, Tim and his German wife, Ingrid, were the very first members to be sent

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Visual Music – Weekly Inspiring Image

The sun sets over rice fields in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture. In the nearby city of Yamagata, four hours north of Tokyo, Pastor Kumiko Matsumoto leads his church in worship each Sunday morning. At the start of the service a flashing

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Visual Music – Weekly Inspiring Image

The sun sets over rice fields in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture. In the nearby city of Yamagata, four hours north of Tokyo, Pastor Kumiko Matsumoto leads his church in worship each Sunday morning. At the start of the service a flashing

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Vibrant Culture – Weekly Inspiring Image

Can you imagine our world without its phenomenal diversity of cultures, languages and expressions? Each wondrously beautiful in its own way, the human being is a multi-faceted creature that merely reflects an astoundingly colourful Creator. Blessed with cultural diversity and

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Vibrant Culture – Weekly Inspiring Image

Can you imagine our world without its phenomenal diversity of cultures, languages and expressions? Each wondrously beautiful in its own way, the human being is a multi-faceted creature that merely reflects an astoundingly colourful Creator. Blessed with cultural diversity and

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Mekong Twilight – Weekly Inspiring Image

A warm sky and a stroll along the Mekong riverbank are a natural end to the day in Vientiane, the small and relaxed capital of Laos. The only land-locked nation in Southeast Asia, Laos was once part of French Indochina

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Mekong Twilight – Weekly Inspiring Image

A warm sky and a stroll along the Mekong riverbank are a natural end to the day in Vientiane, the small and relaxed capital of Laos. The only land-locked nation in Southeast Asia, Laos was once part of French Indochina

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Island Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

Dreamy blue-green waters, scattered islands, sleepy boats – where are we again? One of the largest Islamic nations in the world, a major manufacturer of electronics, producer of oil and certainly the strongest and fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia

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Island Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

Dreamy blue-green waters, scattered islands, sleepy boats – where are we again? One of the largest Islamic nations in the world, a major manufacturer of electronics, producer of oil and certainly the strongest and fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia

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Clear Waters – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young fisherman uses old wooden goggles to hunt in the crystal clear waters of Atauro Island, East Timor. Colonized by Portugal for centuries, the fledgling nation of East Timor reclaimed Portuguese as one of its national languages after gaining

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Clear Waters – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young fisherman uses old wooden goggles to hunt in the crystal clear waters of Atauro Island, East Timor. Colonized by Portugal for centuries, the fledgling nation of East Timor reclaimed Portuguese as one of its national languages after gaining

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Signs – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a suburb of Tokyo, hidden away in a tiny office full of computer and video screens, a small team of Japanese Deaf are working on the first ever visual Japanese Sign Language Bible. A young Deaf woman named Uiko

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Signs – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a suburb of Tokyo, hidden away in a tiny office full of computer and video screens, a small team of Japanese Deaf are working on the first ever visual Japanese Sign Language Bible. A young Deaf woman named Uiko

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Across Generations – Weekly Inspiring Image

A grandfather in the Banjara tribal community talks with a young boy near Hyderabad, India. Over one hundred years ago, in India’s state of Mizoram a community of women began donating a handful of rice each time they cooked a

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Across Generations – Weekly Inspiring Image

A grandfather in the Banjara tribal community talks with a young boy near Hyderabad, India. Over one hundred years ago, in India’s state of Mizoram a community of women began donating a handful of rice each time they cooked a

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Oral Tradition – Weekly Inspiring Image

A monk naps while tourists mill around the grounds of a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. An ancient and beautiful nation, Nepal’s low literacy rate is really a testament to their strong oral tradition. Although 59% of Nepalis claim to be

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Oral Tradition – Weekly Inspiring Image

A monk naps while tourists mill around the grounds of a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. An ancient and beautiful nation, Nepal’s low literacy rate is really a testament to their strong oral tradition. Although 59% of Nepalis claim to be

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The Caucasus – Weekly Inspiring Image

The Gergeti Trinity Church of Georgia set high in the Caucasus Mountains is a beautiful symbol of Georgia’s Christian heritage. Similarly its neighbour Armenia was the very first nation to adopt Christianity as its official religion early in the 4th century.

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The Caucasus – Weekly Inspiring Image

The Gergeti Trinity Church of Georgia set high in the Caucasus Mountains is a beautiful symbol of Georgia’s Christian heritage. Similarly its neighbour Armenia was the very first nation to adopt Christianity as its official religion early in the 4th century.

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Happy Chinese New Year – Weekly Inspiring Image

The night sky is filled with fireworks celebrating Chinese New Year. For a number of years now Chinese (Mandarin) speakers have been able to access the Bible in several different versions, just like English readers. However at least 100 million

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Happy Chinese New Year – Weekly Inspiring Image

The night sky is filled with fireworks celebrating Chinese New Year. For a number of years now Chinese (Mandarin) speakers have been able to access the Bible in several different versions, just like English readers. However at least 100 million

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Rice & Prayers – Weekly Inspiring Image

Indigenous Hmong women plant rice shoots in the far north of Viet Nam. Two of the Hmong language communities, totalling approximately two million speakers, have recently had Scriptures published. However, access to these precious books is another matter. Throughout Southeast Asia

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Rice & Prayers – Weekly Inspiring Image

Indigenous Hmong women plant rice shoots in the far north of Viet Nam. Two of the Hmong language communities, totalling approximately two million speakers, have recently had Scriptures published. However, access to these precious books is another matter. Throughout Southeast Asia

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Colourful Community – Weekly Inspiring Image

Community living sure is colourful! This image comes from the city of Palembang, Indonesia which is home to Malay, Chinese, Indian, Arab and European descendants who live in extraordinary unity. Although Indonesian is the official language, and English, Arabic and Chinese are

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Colourful Community – Weekly Inspiring Image

Community living sure is colourful! This image comes from the city of Palembang, Indonesia which is home to Malay, Chinese, Indian, Arab and European descendants who live in extraordinary unity. Although Indonesian is the official language, and English, Arabic and Chinese are

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Praying With Japan – Weekly Inspiring Image

All the houses have been destroyed and now only a large ship stands in the town of Kesannuma, once a thriving fishing village on the north eastern coast of Japan. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated this area in

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Praying With Japan – Weekly Inspiring Image

All the houses have been destroyed and now only a large ship stands in the town of Kesannuma, once a thriving fishing village on the north eastern coast of Japan. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated this area in

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The Great Wall – Weekly Inspiring Image

The Great Wall of China rises and falls over each hill into the hazy distance as far as you can see, and much further. Built, rebuilt, maintained and enhanced over thousands of years it is an incredible example of what commitment and

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The Great Wall – Weekly Inspiring Image

The Great Wall of China rises and falls over each hill into the hazy distance as far as you can see, and much further. Built, rebuilt, maintained and enhanced over thousands of years it is an incredible example of what commitment and

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Culmination! (and some Preamble)

Shooting a conference is a tough gig. The lighting is terrible, you constantly feel in the way, and basically the same thing happens every day: people sitting at tables, people speaking with a microphone, people clapping. It’s tempting to shoot

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Culmination! (and some Preamble)

Shooting a conference is a tough gig. The lighting is terrible, you constantly feel in the way, and basically the same thing happens every day: people sitting at tables, people speaking with a microphone, people clapping. It’s tempting to shoot

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River of Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

Milky green ripples and shiny brown skin, thousands of bodies regularly bathe in the river of Bangladesh’s megacity – Dhaka. In fact this whole nation is built on the floodplains of the Ganges River, the largest river delta in the

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River of Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

Milky green ripples and shiny brown skin, thousands of bodies regularly bathe in the river of Bangladesh’s megacity – Dhaka. In fact this whole nation is built on the floodplains of the Ganges River, the largest river delta in the

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Manila Metropolis – Weekly Inspiring Image

The sun sets over the sprawling metropolis of Manila. In the past week torrential rains have caused widespread flooding throughout the Philippines’ capital triggering landslides, interrupting electricity supply and displacing 850,000 people from their homes. One month’s worth of wet-season

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Manila Metropolis – Weekly Inspiring Image

The sun sets over the sprawling metropolis of Manila. In the past week torrential rains have caused widespread flooding throughout the Philippines’ capital triggering landslides, interrupting electricity supply and displacing 850,000 people from their homes. One month’s worth of wet-season

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