The Big Story – Weekly Inspiring Image
Revered by linguists and journalists alike, an audio recorder is a useful tool. My colleague Steve uses it to capture local sounds while on assignment in western Brazil. Our task of documenting the impact of Bible translation on language communities around the world is the small part we play in a big mission: God’s mission.
Have you ever wondered what it takes for the Bible to be translated into a minority language? While a small team may prepare the initial draft together, a small army picks up all the other pieces. The worldwide Bible translation movement takes various translation consultants, biblical exegetes, typesetters, printers, software developers, webmasters, audio recording specialists, administrators, literacy specialists, teachers, IT support experts, political liaisons, builders, photographers, writers, nurses, cooks, and much, much more. Each person brings their unique talents to a worldwide team devoted to communicating God’s message to all peoples. What can you bring?
Photo & Words: Elyse Patten
Sunkissed, dusty, and with a beaming smile, Durk Meijer is an endless stream of anecdotes about his travels throughout Southern Africa assisting minority language communities to get God’s word in their language. Durk works for a joint initiative known as
Bible storying taps into the lifeblood of an oral culture, and the stories travel surprisingly fast.
Today, God is writing a new chapter for Southern Africa. Bible translation organizations across the region are working toward a common goal: helping local communities translate God’s Word into their own languages.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that this image, embellished with an embroidered vest and drying corn, depicts a scene in South America. In fact, this man belongs to the Hani people who live in southern China near the border with
What strikes you first about this image of a Bible school student in Central African Republic? The blue pen resting on his head while deep in concentration? The bare rustic classroom? The Bibles he is referencing: one dirty and used,
Late on a spring night in the Arctic Circle the lingering twilight illuminates a herd of reindeer while a massive orange moon rises outside the city of Salekhard in northwestern Siberia, Russia. This far north two seasons predominate, one with
Paul Machira models his running style in the lead up to the 8th annual Run for the Bibleless, a fun run in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. The run was held in March 2015 to raise funds for, and awareness of, communities
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
Children from the remote city of Bili in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo crowd in for a photo. This city lies in the midst of the rich Congolese rainforest and only about 50 km south of the border with Central
Hundreds of buildings cast an array of colour on Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. In English Hong Kong means Fragrant Harbor. Viewed from this vantage point it is clear that Hong Kong’s 7 million people live in Earth’s most densely populated city.