Young Courage – Weekly Inspiring Image
This is my favourite photo from my first trip to Cotonou, Benin. I took photos at a local church on a Sunday. The service was devoted to children and youth and featured special music and drama. After everything was done, and almost everyone had left, this little girl came to me and in her small voice and best English said, “Can you take a picture of me?” I’ll never forget watching her laugh and dance with delight when I showed her one of the photos on the small screen. It took great courage for her to approach me – a foreigner she didn’t know. Her meek smile and undefended eyes betray her inner strength and beauty. It reminds me of what Jesus says about children, “God’s kingdom is made up of people like these.” (Matt 19:14) Jesus’ value for us is not dependent on status. He sees in children a faith unhindered by the cynicism of the world. When I look at this little girl, I am reminded of who God wants me to be.
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.