The Face of the Bible

God’s Leading – Weekly Inspiring Image

Bonifacio Paulo’s salvation was a long process. His faith journey led him first to a Catholic and then a Nazarene seminary. “Honestly, I don’t remember a day that I can point to and say, ‘This is the day I gave

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God’s Leading – Weekly Inspiring Image

Bonifacio Paulo’s salvation was a long process. His faith journey led him first to a Catholic and then a Nazarene seminary. “Honestly, I don’t remember a day that I can point to and say, ‘This is the day I gave

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Meet Salvador

Meet Salvador. He is from the Kaiwá people indigenous to western Brazil, the second largest indigenous group in Brazil and yet one of the most marginalised. Salvador believes that if he translates God’s message of salvation into Kaiwá it will give

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Meet Salvador

Meet Salvador. He is from the Kaiwá people indigenous to western Brazil, the second largest indigenous group in Brazil and yet one of the most marginalised. Salvador believes that if he translates God’s message of salvation into Kaiwá it will give

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The Watchman

Salvador Sanches works through the night to translate the Bible into his language

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The Watchman

Salvador Sanches works through the night to translate the Bible into his language

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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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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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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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Meet Pastor Dorival – Weekly Inspiring Image

In contrast to his rustic surroundings, Pastor Dorival’s face is alight with joy and excitement. Dorival is an evangelist, travelling far and wide in this old car to share good news with other Kaiwá people indigenous to western Brazil. Dorival

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Meet Pastor Dorival – Weekly Inspiring Image

In contrast to his rustic surroundings, Pastor Dorival’s face is alight with joy and excitement. Dorival is an evangelist, travelling far and wide in this old car to share good news with other Kaiwá people indigenous to western Brazil. Dorival

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Meet Dina – Weekly Inspiring Image

Dina Suruí flips through her booklet of the Gospel of Luke, the only Scripture available in her mother tongue –Suruí. Dina also speaks Portuguese and is a leader in her community having recently been elected to serve on the board

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Meet Dina – Weekly Inspiring Image

Dina Suruí flips through her booklet of the Gospel of Luke, the only Scripture available in her mother tongue –Suruí. Dina also speaks Portuguese and is a leader in her community having recently been elected to serve on the board

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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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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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Meet Pastor Adir – Weekly Inspiring Image

Pastor Adir Kaingang shares his favourite verse from the Kaingang New Testament as the sun sets on the first full day of an indigenous leaders conference held in Brazil. Speaking in his mother tongue he says, “A verse that we like

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Meet Pastor Adir – Weekly Inspiring Image

Pastor Adir Kaingang shares his favourite verse from the Kaingang New Testament as the sun sets on the first full day of an indigenous leaders conference held in Brazil. Speaking in his mother tongue he says, “A verse that we like

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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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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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Two Tongan Hearts

“I tried to run away from Bible translation but I can’t!” Tevita Lalahi’s broad shoulders shake as he laughs. Anyone who knows the determined Tongan may not believe this confession, since the Senior Executive Officer of the newly formed Bible

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Two Tongan Hearts

“I tried to run away from Bible translation but I can’t!” Tevita Lalahi’s broad shoulders shake as he laughs. Anyone who knows the determined Tongan may not believe this confession, since the Senior Executive Officer of the newly formed Bible

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Meet Jerry

“That’s good. I’m a ‘free citizen’. Now I can go to any pub and drink,” Jerry thought to himself when the government changed its policy towards Indigenous Australians in 1965. Reflecting on his journey, Jerry sits in the glow of

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Meet Jerry

“That’s good. I’m a ‘free citizen’. Now I can go to any pub and drink,” Jerry thought to himself when the government changed its policy towards Indigenous Australians in 1965. Reflecting on his journey, Jerry sits in the glow of

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Meet Pastor Pirwoth – Weekly Inspiring Image

Behind Pastor Pirwoth, people who suffer from HIV-AIDS tend crops on a farm purchased by a collective of more than 20 local churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Created by Christian Association for the Fight Against Aids (ACLS),

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Meet Pastor Pirwoth – Weekly Inspiring Image

Behind Pastor Pirwoth, people who suffer from HIV-AIDS tend crops on a farm purchased by a collective of more than 20 local churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Created by Christian Association for the Fight Against Aids (ACLS),

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Meet Marlene

“I believe in my heart so much that God has wanted me to be a part of this,” says Marlene. She is one of many Australian Indigenous people who worked on the translation of the complete Kriol Bible leading up to its launch in 2007. Doing the translation was, “hard at first, but…

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Meet Marlene

“I believe in my heart so much that God has wanted me to be a part of this,” says Marlene. She is one of many Australian Indigenous people who worked on the translation of the complete Kriol Bible leading up to its launch in 2007. Doing the translation was, “hard at first, but…

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Meet Finau – Weekly Inspiring Image

Cheeky, intelligent and fluent in two languages, Finau entertains me during the morning tea break of a four day Bible storytelling workshop in the Kingdom of Tonga. Despite the fact the workshops are usually run for adults, thirteen year old

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Meet Finau – Weekly Inspiring Image

Cheeky, intelligent and fluent in two languages, Finau entertains me during the morning tea break of a four day Bible storytelling workshop in the Kingdom of Tonga. Despite the fact the workshops are usually run for adults, thirteen year old

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Meet Pastor Gaspard – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a remote village church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pastor Gaspard is updating the congregation on the progress of the translation of the Bible into their language – Mono. His dark suit contrasting with the beautifully hand made

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Meet Pastor Gaspard – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a remote village church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pastor Gaspard is updating the congregation on the progress of the translation of the Bible into their language – Mono. His dark suit contrasting with the beautifully hand made

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Meet Pastor Peter – Weekly Inspiring Image

Meet Pastor Peter, his wife Ansi and their youngest son Nehri. When this photo was taken a couple years ago Peter had recently moved his family to his home village on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu. After many years of Bible

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Meet Pastor Peter – Weekly Inspiring Image

Meet Pastor Peter, his wife Ansi and their youngest son Nehri. When this photo was taken a couple years ago Peter had recently moved his family to his home village on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu. After many years of Bible

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