Photojournalist’s Diary

Publications roundup

Recently my amazing sending church – Newtown Mission – featured and prayed for me as their missionary of the month. I went around the web collecting a bit of my work that was currently available to show them what I’ve been

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Publications roundup

Recently my amazing sending church – Newtown Mission – featured and prayed for me as their missionary of the month. I went around the web collecting a bit of my work that was currently available to show them what I’ve been

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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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Why I Work for Free

Lots of people wonder why I do this job as a Photojournalist for the Wycliffe Global Alliance. I bet you do too. After all, I don’t get paid, so this is an extreme scenario. Why would someone work without getting paid at all?!

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Why I Work for Free

Lots of people wonder why I do this job as a Photojournalist for the Wycliffe Global Alliance. I bet you do too. After all, I don’t get paid, so this is an extreme scenario. Why would someone work without getting paid at all?!

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Meet Diane

I love the way Diane is determined to continue with her calling in Bible translation but also recognises that being a mother is a full-time gig. It was special for me to meet Diane because she is Australian – from Queensland!

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Meet Diane

I love the way Diane is determined to continue with her calling in Bible translation but also recognises that being a mother is a full-time gig. It was special for me to meet Diane because she is Australian – from Queensland!

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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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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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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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Five Hours of Daylight

You’ll never believe where I am as I’m writing this. Its 5:08am and I’m on a bus heading towards Auckland airport to catch a flight to Tonga. I’d better post this now since I’ll continue to the smaller Tongan island

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Five Hours of Daylight

You’ll never believe where I am as I’m writing this. Its 5:08am and I’m on a bus heading towards Auckland airport to catch a flight to Tonga. I’d better post this now since I’ll continue to the smaller Tongan island

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When I Met Estelle

Sometimes I find it hard to reconcile my faith in the Love and Grace of God with all that is so very wrong in our world. Which is why I like to keep a photo of Estelle on hand. Meet

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When I Met Estelle

Sometimes I find it hard to reconcile my faith in the Love and Grace of God with all that is so very wrong in our world. Which is why I like to keep a photo of Estelle on hand. Meet

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The Lausanne Congress

I’m standing in the corner, staring out over the crowd. Watching, waiting. I assess where the light is strongest, I consider my approach. The speaker is wrapping up, and giving the table groups their questions. The lights are up, I’m

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The Lausanne Congress

I’m standing in the corner, staring out over the crowd. Watching, waiting. I assess where the light is strongest, I consider my approach. The speaker is wrapping up, and giving the table groups their questions. The lights are up, I’m

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Manila Monsoon Meeting Madness

I travelled to Manila, the Philippines’ capital, in the first week of August to spend a week in strategy meetings with my beloved, yet far-flung, team. The Monsoon team is a vibrant cross-cultural group of communications professionals all serving Wycliffe

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Manila Monsoon Meeting Madness

I travelled to Manila, the Philippines’ capital, in the first week of August to spend a week in strategy meetings with my beloved, yet far-flung, team. The Monsoon team is a vibrant cross-cultural group of communications professionals all serving Wycliffe

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Ukarumpa – Sustainable Village at 5000 Feet

Ukarumpa is not what I expected it to be. It’s much nicer. I was thinking steamy jungle, basic but functional utilities – a mother of a base camp. But its more like a self-sustaining community – the kind of place

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Ukarumpa – Sustainable Village at 5000 Feet

Ukarumpa is not what I expected it to be. It’s much nicer. I was thinking steamy jungle, basic but functional utilities – a mother of a base camp. But its more like a self-sustaining community – the kind of place

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Plane Rides in PNG

Two Sundays ago I stepped off the plane in Port Moresby and into a sauna. For a brief moment my mind tells me, ‘This is temporary, it’s probably just heat from the plane engines’. But I have to switch to

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Plane Rides in PNG

Two Sundays ago I stepped off the plane in Port Moresby and into a sauna. For a brief moment my mind tells me, ‘This is temporary, it’s probably just heat from the plane engines’. But I have to switch to

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On the Road with Wycliffe – EasterFest 2010

I sit here between stalls that sell Jesus on a t-shirt, knitted Jesus water bottle holders, a stand that sells the latest and greatest evangelic teachings, and even a stand that helps you bring Jesus into sport. Our stand is

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On the Road with Wycliffe – EasterFest 2010

I sit here between stalls that sell Jesus on a t-shirt, knitted Jesus water bottle holders, a stand that sells the latest and greatest evangelic teachings, and even a stand that helps you bring Jesus into sport. Our stand is

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Kerala Sign Language Celebration – My First Assignment

I can’t believe it’s almost three months since I was in India on my first assignment with Monsoon – Wycliffe International Asia-Pacific Communications Department. I’d better tell you all about India – what a story! The celebration event itself was

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Kerala Sign Language Celebration – My First Assignment

I can’t believe it’s almost three months since I was in India on my first assignment with Monsoon – Wycliffe International Asia-Pacific Communications Department. I’d better tell you all about India – what a story! The celebration event itself was

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and our assignment is….

Most of you may have heard by now, that things have changed for us lately. We still wholeheartedly want to be a part of the worldwide task of bible translation for minority people groups, but we’ve been assigned somewhat non traditional

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and our assignment is….

Most of you may have heard by now, that things have changed for us lately. We still wholeheartedly want to be a part of the worldwide task of bible translation for minority people groups, but we’ve been assigned somewhat non traditional

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We Graduated!!!

This blog is almost two months late, but our elation is just as present. On 20th November, 2009 both of us were awarded a Graduate Diploma in Language Description and Development. Hooray! We foolishly forgot to take photos of ourselves

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We Graduated!!!

This blog is almost two months late, but our elation is just as present. On 20th November, 2009 both of us were awarded a Graduate Diploma in Language Description and Development. Hooray! We foolishly forgot to take photos of ourselves

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Celebration – Tanna Style!

We were lucky enough during our stay on Tanna to attend a circumcision celebration feast in a nearby village. The young boys (about 8-9 years old) had been recovering, hidden in the nakamal (men’s house) with their male relatives, for

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Celebration – Tanna Style!

We were lucky enough during our stay on Tanna to attend a circumcision celebration feast in a nearby village. The young boys (about 8-9 years old) had been recovering, hidden in the nakamal (men’s house) with their male relatives, for

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Tanna – Village Life

We just got back to Port Vila from Tanna a few days ago, a small island in the far south of Vanuatu, where we stayed with Pastor Peter and his family in their village, Lowniel. This is them, such beautiful

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Tanna – Village Life

We just got back to Port Vila from Tanna a few days ago, a small island in the far south of Vanuatu, where we stayed with Pastor Peter and his family in their village, Lowniel. This is them, such beautiful

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YWAM Santo

We visited the YWAM base on Aore, a little island off Santo, and it is amazing!!! They are currently running a DTS there with a theme of “survivor”. It is so cool and so appropriate for the setting. They catch fish

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YWAM Santo

We visited the YWAM base on Aore, a little island off Santo, and it is amazing!!! They are currently running a DTS there with a theme of “survivor”. It is so cool and so appropriate for the setting. They catch fish

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Jungle Fever – Santo Building Project

Well, we’re briefly back in civilisation from our first remote village experience. It was only 10 days, but it felt like a month! The village we went to, Angoru, is approx 2.5 hours by 4WD from the main town on Santo

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Jungle Fever – Santo Building Project

Well, we’re briefly back in civilisation from our first remote village experience. It was only 10 days, but it felt like a month! The village we went to, Angoru, is approx 2.5 hours by 4WD from the main town on Santo

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First Impressions – Port Vila, Vanuatu

After four days in Port Vila, we fly out to Espiritu Santo tomorrow. Here’s what we got up to in Vanuatu’s capital. Port Vila is a lot smaller, and less developed, than we both expected. The Vanuatu capital is really

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First Impressions – Port Vila, Vanuatu

After four days in Port Vila, we fly out to Espiritu Santo tomorrow. Here’s what we got up to in Vanuatu’s capital. Port Vila is a lot smaller, and less developed, than we both expected. The Vanuatu capital is really

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