PACIFIC

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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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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Tropical Paradise – Weekly Inspiring Image

Two snorkelers emerge from the water as the sun sets on a beach in Guam. Within walking distance from large shopping malls, this warm clear water contains thousands of tiny fish swimming in coral outcrops—a frenzy of activity underneath this

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Tropical Paradise – Weekly Inspiring Image

Two snorkelers emerge from the water as the sun sets on a beach in Guam. Within walking distance from large shopping malls, this warm clear water contains thousands of tiny fish swimming in coral outcrops—a frenzy of activity underneath this

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For Love of the Nukuoro Bible

Betty Amon remembers sitting with her family during family devotions and reading the Bible in Pohnpeian, a major language in Micronesia. She could read the words aloud, of course, but she didn’t have the faintest idea what they meant. And young Betty wondered, “Why do I have to read someone else’s Bible when I can’t even understand it?”

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For Love of the Nukuoro Bible

Betty Amon remembers sitting with her family during family devotions and reading the Bible in Pohnpeian, a major language in Micronesia. She could read the words aloud, of course, but she didn’t have the faintest idea what they meant. And young Betty wondered, “Why do I have to read someone else’s Bible when I can’t even understand it?”

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Young and Fearless – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young Tongan boy wins a staring contest with the camera lens. Renowned for their hospitality, loyalty and fierce determination, Tongans are preparing to assist the ministry of Bible translation throughout the Pacific. The Bible Translation Organisation (BTO) of Tonga

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Young and Fearless – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young Tongan boy wins a staring contest with the camera lens. Renowned for their hospitality, loyalty and fierce determination, Tongans are preparing to assist the ministry of Bible translation throughout the Pacific. The Bible Translation Organisation (BTO) of Tonga

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Meet Carmina – Weekly Inspiring Image

Carmina Mateak holds the Kapingamarangi song book in which the first worship song she composed is published. Carmina says that she first came to know God and invite him into her life through reading the Psalms in her mother tongue.

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Meet Carmina – Weekly Inspiring Image

Carmina Mateak holds the Kapingamarangi song book in which the first worship song she composed is published. Carmina says that she first came to know God and invite him into her life through reading the Psalms in her mother tongue.

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Tonga and Solomon Islands join the Wycliffe Global Alliance

Joy and celebration accompanied the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Wycliffe Global Alliance and two independent organisations from the Pacific on 14 August, 2013. The Bible Translation Organisation (BTO) of Tonga and the Bible Translation and

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Tonga and Solomon Islands join the Wycliffe Global Alliance

Joy and celebration accompanied the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Wycliffe Global Alliance and two independent organisations from the Pacific on 14 August, 2013. The Bible Translation Organisation (BTO) of Tonga and the Bible Translation and

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A Meeting of Pacific Islanders

As a journalist I’m privileged to travel to remote locations, meet beautiful people and hear incredible stories of God at work. Believe it or not one of these privileges is sitting in on meetings I wouldn’t otherwise be invited to.

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A Meeting of Pacific Islanders

As a journalist I’m privileged to travel to remote locations, meet beautiful people and hear incredible stories of God at work. Believe it or not one of these privileges is sitting in on meetings I wouldn’t otherwise be invited to.

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Pacific Colour – Weekly Inspiring Image

Bright laundry sails in the afternoon breeze at a seaside village in Honiara, Solomon Islands. This Pacific archipelago is colourful in more ways than one. A translation workshop in July 2013 saw the start of yet another two Bible translation

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Pacific Colour – Weekly Inspiring Image

Bright laundry sails in the afternoon breeze at a seaside village in Honiara, Solomon Islands. This Pacific archipelago is colourful in more ways than one. A translation workshop in July 2013 saw the start of yet another two Bible translation

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All Aboard – Weekly Inspiring Image

There is a storm approaching and it is a long ride back to the harbour. But the crew of our small motorized canoe couldn’t be more relaxed. It is just another day in Pohnpei. As one of the wettest places

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All Aboard – Weekly Inspiring Image

There is a storm approaching and it is a long ride back to the harbour. But the crew of our small motorized canoe couldn’t be more relaxed. It is just another day in Pohnpei. As one of the wettest places

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Meet Pastor Paul – Weekly Inspiring Image

Closely involved in the translation of the New Testament into his mother tongue Wala, published in 2008, Pastor Paul references the whole Scripture text of the Bible in Pijin, the national language of the Solomon Islands. He keeps his fingers in

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Meet Pastor Paul – Weekly Inspiring Image

Closely involved in the translation of the New Testament into his mother tongue Wala, published in 2008, Pastor Paul references the whole Scripture text of the Bible in Pijin, the national language of the Solomon Islands. He keeps his fingers in

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Once Upon a Time – Weekly Inspiring Image

If your God is so smart, why doesn’t he speak my language? A sarcastic remark similar to this from a Cakchiquel man left a deep impression on a young American who was in Guatemala selling Spanish Bibles almost one hundred years

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Once Upon a Time – Weekly Inspiring Image

If your God is so smart, why doesn’t he speak my language? A sarcastic remark similar to this from a Cakchiquel man left a deep impression on a young American who was in Guatemala selling Spanish Bibles almost one hundred years

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Uniquely Fijian – Weekly Inspiring Image

Fijian performers give their best during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts held in the Solomon Islands. This energetic dance celebrates Fijians’ famous history as fierce warriors with prized wooden clubs. Today, Fijian culture is a

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Uniquely Fijian – Weekly Inspiring Image

Fijian performers give their best during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts held in the Solomon Islands. This energetic dance celebrates Fijians’ famous history as fierce warriors with prized wooden clubs. Today, Fijian culture is a

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The Waiting Line – Weekly Inspiring Image

This is a familiar scene for Wilfred – a taxi driver in Honiara, Solomon Islands. He has been working in the capital far away from his family on the island of Rendova for 2 years so far in order to

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The Waiting Line – Weekly Inspiring Image

This is a familiar scene for Wilfred – a taxi driver in Honiara, Solomon Islands. He has been working in the capital far away from his family on the island of Rendova for 2 years so far in order to

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Big Plans

“We have been waiting and waiting for a translation advisor to come and help us translate the Bible into our language.” Wilfred Bero, a young man from the Solomon Islands, shares as he navigates a taxi through the crowded streets

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Big Plans

“We have been waiting and waiting for a translation advisor to come and help us translate the Bible into our language.” Wilfred Bero, a young man from the Solomon Islands, shares as he navigates a taxi through the crowded streets

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Storying Together – Weekly Inspiring Image

Participants at a Bible storytelling workshop on the island of ‘Eua, in the Kingdom of Tonga, gather together for prayer at the close of the day. Learning to craft and internalise stories from the Bible to share with their neighbours,

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Storying Together – Weekly Inspiring Image

Participants at a Bible storytelling workshop on the island of ‘Eua, in the Kingdom of Tonga, gather together for prayer at the close of the day. Learning to craft and internalise stories from the Bible to share with their neighbours,

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Sharing Stories

A Bible storytelling workshop in the Kingdom of Tonga. This story is published on wycliffe.net Bible storytelling is gaining popularity around the world as a  unique way of communicating God’s message. All cultures tell stories to convey information in a

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Sharing Stories

A Bible storytelling workshop in the Kingdom of Tonga. This story is published on wycliffe.net Bible storytelling is gaining popularity around the world as a  unique way of communicating God’s message. All cultures tell stories to convey information in a

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Pure and Simple – Weekly Inspiring Image

Naked and carefree the warm waters of the Solomon Islands are the local kids’ favourite playground. These young boys and girls are all too happy to pose for my camera while playing in the river that runs through the capital

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Pure and Simple – Weekly Inspiring Image

Naked and carefree the warm waters of the Solomon Islands are the local kids’ favourite playground. These young boys and girls are all too happy to pose for my camera while playing in the river that runs through the capital

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Meet Mavis

Sitting in the shade of a tree, wearing a long skirt and a baggy T-shirt, Mavis reveals her favourite verse from the Bible and quotes it in English – “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the

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Meet Mavis

Sitting in the shade of a tree, wearing a long skirt and a baggy T-shirt, Mavis reveals her favourite verse from the Bible and quotes it in English – “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the

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A New Dawn – Weekly Inspiring Image

A new year has dawned. Good morning from the islands of Papua New Guinea. We have another year of travelling, fishing, hoping, sowing and harvesting ahead of us. Another round of seasons cold and warm, wet and dry – of

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A New Dawn – Weekly Inspiring Image

A new year has dawned. Good morning from the islands of Papua New Guinea. We have another year of travelling, fishing, hoping, sowing and harvesting ahead of us. Another round of seasons cold and warm, wet and dry – of

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Small Boats, Big Horizon – Weekly Inspiring Image

The endless blue horizons and remote villages of the Solomon Islands archipelago are beautiful to see, but can be difficult to traverse, especially if you are trying to get help with translating the Bible into your language. Many local translators,

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Small Boats, Big Horizon – Weekly Inspiring Image

The endless blue horizons and remote villages of the Solomon Islands archipelago are beautiful to see, but can be difficult to traverse, especially if you are trying to get help with translating the Bible into your language. Many local translators,

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Preparing for God’s Timing: Meet Maxy

Many Tongan believers know the precise date that they first became followers of Jesus, keeping the date in their heart like a souvenir. For Maxy Koloamatangi, the 30-year-old, tattoo-clad treasurer of the newly formed Bible Translation Organisation (BTO) of Tonga,

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Preparing for God’s Timing: Meet Maxy

Many Tongan believers know the precise date that they first became followers of Jesus, keeping the date in their heart like a souvenir. For Maxy Koloamatangi, the 30-year-old, tattoo-clad treasurer of the newly formed Bible Translation Organisation (BTO) of Tonga,

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A Week in the Kingdom

…I haven’t yet told you about this expedition that started the year. Well lean back in your chair, I’m taking you on a journey to the Kingdom of Tonga.

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A Week in the Kingdom

…I haven’t yet told you about this expedition that started the year. Well lean back in your chair, I’m taking you on a journey to the Kingdom of Tonga.

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Meet Roy & Estelle

“They asked us to help translate the Bible into Kriol. Yeah! We are happy to translate into Kriol, we said. That’s our language! So we did. And it was good.” Roy recounts how he and his wife Estelle first got involved in Bible translation. When Roy worked on the first few words

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Meet Roy & Estelle

“They asked us to help translate the Bible into Kriol. Yeah! We are happy to translate into Kriol, we said. That’s our language! So we did. And it was good.” Roy recounts how he and his wife Estelle first got involved in Bible translation. When Roy worked on the first few words

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