ASIA

Cultural Details – Weekly Inspiring Image

For minority people groups all over the world, culture and identity is all about the details. What colour the feathers in your headdress, what pattern you stitch into your clothes, the way you wear jewelry and many more all show where

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Cultural Details – Weekly Inspiring Image

For minority people groups all over the world, culture and identity is all about the details. What colour the feathers in your headdress, what pattern you stitch into your clothes, the way you wear jewelry and many more all show where

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Cascading Cultivation – Weekly Inspiring Image

Rice terraces cascade down the hillside just like the water within them that constantly trickles from one paddy to the next. This beautiful mountainous farm belongs to the ‘hill-tribe’ minority peoples who live in Sapa, north-western Vietnam. Throughout much of South-East Asia

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Cascading Cultivation – Weekly Inspiring Image

Rice terraces cascade down the hillside just like the water within them that constantly trickles from one paddy to the next. This beautiful mountainous farm belongs to the ‘hill-tribe’ minority peoples who live in Sapa, north-western Vietnam. Throughout much of South-East Asia

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Thailand Traffic – Weekly Inspiring Image

Calm, confident and with no need for a helmet, this young woman riding her motor scooter through the streets of Chiang Mai is telling of the modern Kingdom of Thailand. Influenced by the West and yet with a strong national identity, this

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Thailand Traffic – Weekly Inspiring Image

Calm, confident and with no need for a helmet, this young woman riding her motor scooter through the streets of Chiang Mai is telling of the modern Kingdom of Thailand. Influenced by the West and yet with a strong national identity, this

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cheerful China – Weekly Inspiring Image

Much has changed in China since Brother Andrew and others like him smuggled bibles behind the iron curtain. News of the exploding church in China is so undeniable that even the secular western media is reporting on it. The BBC

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Cheerful China – Weekly Inspiring Image

Much has changed in China since Brother Andrew and others like him smuggled bibles behind the iron curtain. News of the exploding church in China is so undeniable that even the secular western media is reporting on it. The BBC

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Celebrating Peace – Weekly Inspiring Image

Timorese children in traditional dress take part in a ceremony for the annual International Day of Peace, celebrated last week on 21st September. After years of struggle against Indonesia, Timor-Leste (East Timor) the first new sovereign state of the 21st

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Celebrating Peace – Weekly Inspiring Image

Timorese children in traditional dress take part in a ceremony for the annual International Day of Peace, celebrated last week on 21st September. After years of struggle against Indonesia, Timor-Leste (East Timor) the first new sovereign state of the 21st

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Green Pastures – Weekly Inspiring Image

Two young children, members of a herder community in Tarialan, Mongolia, wander the slopes of one of the highest countries in the world. At least 40% of Mongolians live a nomadic lifestyle, regularly herding their animals to greener pastures. With

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Green Pastures – Weekly Inspiring Image

Two young children, members of a herder community in Tarialan, Mongolia, wander the slopes of one of the highest countries in the world. At least 40% of Mongolians live a nomadic lifestyle, regularly herding their animals to greener pastures. With

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East India Express – Weekly Inspiring Image

This looks like a fun way to travel to work, but if you’ve ever been to India you’ll know these people aren’t hanging out to see the view. On the train network in the suburbs of Kolkata (previously Calcutta) this

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East India Express – Weekly Inspiring Image

This looks like a fun way to travel to work, but if you’ve ever been to India you’ll know these people aren’t hanging out to see the view. On the train network in the suburbs of Kolkata (previously Calcutta) this

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Smiling Watermelons – Weekly Inspiring Image

All around the world – in spite of war, economic collapse and religious conflict – life goes on. Afghanistan’s 51 vibrant language communities are no exception. Babies are born, children go to school, people marry, cook dinner, question the meaning

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Smiling Watermelons – Weekly Inspiring Image

All around the world – in spite of war, economic collapse and religious conflict – life goes on. Afghanistan’s 51 vibrant language communities are no exception. Babies are born, children go to school, people marry, cook dinner, question the meaning

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Harvest Time – Weekly Inspiring Image

Harvesting grain in Cambodia sure does look glamorous. With an arm full of golden grain and a face full of sunshine this farmer makes the harvest look like light work. Cambodia has been through some hard times in the past

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Harvest Time – Weekly Inspiring Image

Harvesting grain in Cambodia sure does look glamorous. With an arm full of golden grain and a face full of sunshine this farmer makes the harvest look like light work. Cambodia has been through some hard times in the past

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Golden Desert – Monday’s Inspiring Image

In the mountainous centre of Asia shepherds roam high mountains and golden deserts on the back of a donkey. Throughout history Tajikistan has been conquered by Alexander the Great, the Arabs in the seventh century, Genghis Khan, the Turks, the

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Golden Desert – Monday’s Inspiring Image

In the mountainous centre of Asia shepherds roam high mountains and golden deserts on the back of a donkey. Throughout history Tajikistan has been conquered by Alexander the Great, the Arabs in the seventh century, Genghis Khan, the Turks, the

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Colours of Bhutan – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Two schoolboys in Bhutan pose in front of the royal palace of Thimpu. Known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, this tiny Buddhist nation has 35 living languages. Eighteen of these communities do not have any Scripture available in their

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Colours of Bhutan – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Two schoolboys in Bhutan pose in front of the royal palace of Thimpu. Known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, this tiny Buddhist nation has 35 living languages. Eighteen of these communities do not have any Scripture available in their

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Infectious Joy – Monday’s Inspiring Image

These young boys are playing with piles of confetti that were blasted all over the stage during the unveiling of the Kerala Sign Language Bible portions in southern India last year. This is just one of the many moments of

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Infectious Joy – Monday’s Inspiring Image

These young boys are playing with piles of confetti that were blasted all over the stage during the unveiling of the Kerala Sign Language Bible portions in southern India last year. This is just one of the many moments of

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Cultural Celebration – Monday’s Inspiring Image

I hope this happy face brightens your day! This smile was captured by Wycliffe photographer Janeen Michie at a cultural festival in the Philippines known as Kaamulan. This year’s celebration in the Bukidnon region finished just last Friday. Tribal villagers

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Cultural Celebration – Monday’s Inspiring Image

I hope this happy face brightens your day! This smile was captured by Wycliffe photographer Janeen Michie at a cultural festival in the Philippines known as Kaamulan. This year’s celebration in the Bukidnon region finished just last Friday. Tribal villagers

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A Colourful Neighbourhood – Monday’s Inspiring Image

These high rises in Hong Kong make a colourful scene. I imagine that all types of people live here together. Families, expats, escapees. There’s not much I can say about Bible translation work in this part of the world. Except

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A Colourful Neighbourhood – Monday’s Inspiring Image

These high rises in Hong Kong make a colourful scene. I imagine that all types of people live here together. Families, expats, escapees. There’s not much I can say about Bible translation work in this part of the world. Except

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Cheeky Smile – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Good Morning! A few weeks back I posted an image of a squatter village in Manila…remember? Well, here’s a closer look. Aren’t they cute!? I imagine this cheeky little boy was trying to poke a hole through the photographer’s lens.

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Cheeky Smile – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Good Morning! A few weeks back I posted an image of a squatter village in Manila…remember? Well, here’s a closer look. Aren’t they cute!? I imagine this cheeky little boy was trying to poke a hole through the photographer’s lens.

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Off to School – Weekly Inspiring Image

Isn’t he beautiful? Off to school in the morning sun along the busy city streets, school books a-ready. It’s Monday morning and in a few hours Bangladeshi children will walk themselves to school, just like this young boy. Bangladesh is

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Off to School – Weekly Inspiring Image

Isn’t he beautiful? Off to school in the morning sun along the busy city streets, school books a-ready. It’s Monday morning and in a few hours Bangladeshi children will walk themselves to school, just like this young boy. Bangladesh is

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