Understanding for All – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a dimly lit church, this young Senegalese man studies his Bible intently by the light of a single window. The members of this congregation speak Creole, Manjak, and the national language – French. Though French is not the language

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Understanding for All – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a dimly lit church, this young Senegalese man studies his Bible intently by the light of a single window. The members of this congregation speak Creole, Manjak, and the national language – French. Though French is not the language

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Tropical Paradise – Weekly Inspiring Image

Two snorkelers emerge from the water as the sun sets on a beach in Guam. Within walking distance from large shopping malls, this warm clear water contains thousands of tiny fish swimming in coral outcrops—a frenzy of activity underneath this

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Tropical Paradise – Weekly Inspiring Image

Two snorkelers emerge from the water as the sun sets on a beach in Guam. Within walking distance from large shopping malls, this warm clear water contains thousands of tiny fish swimming in coral outcrops—a frenzy of activity underneath this

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Vital – Weekly Inspiring Image

A woman’s beaming smile reflects her uncontainable joy at the 2009 celebration of the completion of the Nomaande New Testament. Celebrations like this represent significant milestones for many minority language communities. Frequently, the translated New Testament is the first printed

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Vital – Weekly Inspiring Image

A woman’s beaming smile reflects her uncontainable joy at the 2009 celebration of the completion of the Nomaande New Testament. Celebrations like this represent significant milestones for many minority language communities. Frequently, the translated New Testament is the first printed

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The Bible is My Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

“The Bible is my life,” says Dereje Tilahun of Wycliffe Africa as he lifts his Bible in his language, Amharic, and presses it against his chest. “I cannot live without it.” Dereje feels strongly about bringing the Bible to all

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The Bible is My Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

“The Bible is my life,” says Dereje Tilahun of Wycliffe Africa as he lifts his Bible in his language, Amharic, and presses it against his chest. “I cannot live without it.” Dereje feels strongly about bringing the Bible to all

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Want vs Need – Weekly Inspiring Image

Electricity is often scarce on the campus of the Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary in northwestern Cameroon. Somehow, Joseph Nkwelle always finds a way to keep his computer going. He is studying to be a Bible translation consultant. Joseph already has

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Want vs Need – Weekly Inspiring Image

Electricity is often scarce on the campus of the Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary in northwestern Cameroon. Somehow, Joseph Nkwelle always finds a way to keep his computer going. He is studying to be a Bible translation consultant. Joseph already has

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Frozen Light – Weekly Inspiring Image

Teepee-like structures called chooms are the portable homes of the nomadic Khanty and Nenets people who constantly follow herds of reindeer on their annual migration patterns through the forest and across the tundra of the Arctic region of Siberia. With

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Frozen Light – Weekly Inspiring Image

Teepee-like structures called chooms are the portable homes of the nomadic Khanty and Nenets people who constantly follow herds of reindeer on their annual migration patterns through the forest and across the tundra of the Arctic region of Siberia. With

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Candles in the Darkness – Weekly Inspiring Image

Russian Orthodox believers light candles as they pray in a large church in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Services in Russian Orthodox churches are filled with visual, auditory and olfactory symbols: candle light reflecting from gilded icons; responsive chants led by choirs

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Candles in the Darkness – Weekly Inspiring Image

Russian Orthodox believers light candles as they pray in a large church in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Services in Russian Orthodox churches are filled with visual, auditory and olfactory symbols: candle light reflecting from gilded icons; responsive chants led by choirs

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Working Remotely: Winter Majesty – Weekly Inspiring Image

Winter is displaying a fresh face of new-fallen snow here in southwestern Oregon, U.S.A., along the banks of the scenic North Umpqua River. Living here in remote Oregon, I am geographically distant from most people and activities associated with Bible

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Working Remotely: Winter Majesty – Weekly Inspiring Image

Winter is displaying a fresh face of new-fallen snow here in southwestern Oregon, U.S.A., along the banks of the scenic North Umpqua River. Living here in remote Oregon, I am geographically distant from most people and activities associated with Bible

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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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Intent on Translation

Olga Larovna, Nenets Bible translator, points out a translation detail to Eunsub Song, exegetical advisor to the translation project. Based in the northern Siberian city of Salekhard, Russia, the Nenets and Khanty translation and Scripture engagement teams represent many organizations

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Intent on Translation

Olga Larovna, Nenets Bible translator, points out a translation detail to Eunsub Song, exegetical advisor to the translation project. Based in the northern Siberian city of Salekhard, Russia, the Nenets and Khanty translation and Scripture engagement teams represent many organizations

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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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New Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

For those of you who’ve missed the Inspiring Image segment over the last year, I’m sorry to have left you without this weekly punch of colour and hope to your inbox. But I have a good excuse. I made this little human.

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New Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

For those of you who’ve missed the Inspiring Image segment over the last year, I’m sorry to have left you without this weekly punch of colour and hope to your inbox. But I have a good excuse. I made this little human.

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Cultural Pride – Weekly Inspiring Image

Children all around the world enjoy the attention of a camera and this lively bunch from Senegal are no exception. As a young boy, Kéraba Wallou, was forced to wear a bull skull and horns around his neck if he

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Cultural Pride – Weekly Inspiring Image

Children all around the world enjoy the attention of a camera and this lively bunch from Senegal are no exception. As a young boy, Kéraba Wallou, was forced to wear a bull skull and horns around his neck if he

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Young and Fearless – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young Tongan boy wins a staring contest with the camera lens. Renowned for their hospitality, loyalty and fierce determination, Tongans are preparing to assist the ministry of Bible translation throughout the Pacific. The Bible Translation Organisation (BTO) of Tonga

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Young and Fearless – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young Tongan boy wins a staring contest with the camera lens. Renowned for their hospitality, loyalty and fierce determination, Tongans are preparing to assist the ministry of Bible translation throughout the Pacific. The Bible Translation Organisation (BTO) of Tonga

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Colours of Russia – Weekly Inspiring Image

The bold and bright colours of Saint Basil’s Cathedral stand out against a grey Moscow sky. A unique asymmetrical masterpiece, the nine churches were constructed in 1555-61 and are unlike any other architecture in all of Russian history. Confiscated and

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Colours of Russia – Weekly Inspiring Image

The bold and bright colours of Saint Basil’s Cathedral stand out against a grey Moscow sky. A unique asymmetrical masterpiece, the nine churches were constructed in 1555-61 and are unlike any other architecture in all of Russian history. Confiscated and

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Brazilian Twilight – Weekly Inspiring Image

High on the western Brazilian plateau the moon smirks just above the horizon and twilight gives way to a cool night sky. The sun has just set on the fourth day of the 2012 CONPLEI Congress where thousands of Indigenous

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Brazilian Twilight – Weekly Inspiring Image

High on the western Brazilian plateau the moon smirks just above the horizon and twilight gives way to a cool night sky. The sun has just set on the fourth day of the 2012 CONPLEI Congress where thousands of Indigenous

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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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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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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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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 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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Visual Music – Weekly Inspiring Image

The sun sets over rice fields in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture. In the nearby city of Yamagata, four hours north of Tokyo, Pastor Kumiko Matsumoto leads his church in worship each Sunday morning. At the start of the service a flashing

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Visual Music – Weekly Inspiring Image

The sun sets over rice fields in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture. In the nearby city of Yamagata, four hours north of Tokyo, Pastor Kumiko Matsumoto leads his church in worship each Sunday morning. At the start of the service a flashing

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