Solomon Islands

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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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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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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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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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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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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Festival of Pacific Arts – Opening Ceremony

As soon as we arrive from the airport, another Wycliffe photojournalist and I immediately gear up and head down towards the Honiara soccer stadium where the opening ceremony is already under way. It was easy to find, just follow the

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Festival of Pacific Arts – Opening Ceremony

As soon as we arrive from the airport, another Wycliffe photojournalist and I immediately gear up and head down towards the Honiara soccer stadium where the opening ceremony is already under way. It was easy to find, just follow the

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Late Night Ramblings in Honiara

My head is buzzing. Can’t sleep. My room mate sleeps heavily nearby as my mind flashes through all the colorful events and intense conversations of the last seven days. And worries about tomorrow. I’ve got four, maybe five, interviews to squash into my last day here

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Late Night Ramblings in Honiara

My head is buzzing. Can’t sleep. My room mate sleeps heavily nearby as my mind flashes through all the colorful events and intense conversations of the last seven days. And worries about tomorrow. I’ve got four, maybe five, interviews to squash into my last day here

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Celebrating Pacific Culture – Weekly Inspiring Image

Not only flashing a gorgeous smile, she is also dancing in unison with a large group of men and women representing the unique culture of the Solomon Islands province of Makira at the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts. Held once

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Celebrating Pacific Culture – Weekly Inspiring Image

Not only flashing a gorgeous smile, she is also dancing in unison with a large group of men and women representing the unique culture of the Solomon Islands province of Makira at the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts. Held once

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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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Fish Market – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Where in the world do you go to the fish market to grab one of these beauties for dinner? The Solomon Islands of course. You might be more accustomed to seeing fish like this swimming around in a tank –

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Fish Market – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Where in the world do you go to the fish market to grab one of these beauties for dinner? The Solomon Islands of course. You might be more accustomed to seeing fish like this swimming around in a tank –

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Smiles and Boxes – Monday’s Inspiring Image

How’s this for a visual story – a big stack of boxes and a very happy translator. These boxes clogging up an office in the Solomon Islands represent years of hard work, hundreds of thousands of readers and a hope

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Smiles and Boxes – Monday’s Inspiring Image

How’s this for a visual story – a big stack of boxes and a very happy translator. These boxes clogging up an office in the Solomon Islands represent years of hard work, hundreds of thousands of readers and a hope

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