Author Archives: Elyse

Another Day – Weekly Inspiring Image

The sun sets on another day in Hadjer Hadid, Chad. A nation where French and Arabic are the official languages, but the 130 unique ethno-linguistic communities still seek a God that speaks their language. An expat translator working in the

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Another Day – Weekly Inspiring Image

The sun sets on another day in Hadjer Hadid, Chad. A nation where French and Arabic are the official languages, but the 130 unique ethno-linguistic communities still seek a God that speaks their language. An expat translator working in the

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Cheerful China – Weekly Inspiring Image

Much has changed in China since Brother Andrew and others like him smuggled bibles behind the iron curtain. News of the exploding church in China is so undeniable that even the secular western media is reporting on it. The BBC

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Cheerful China – Weekly Inspiring Image

Much has changed in China since Brother Andrew and others like him smuggled bibles behind the iron curtain. News of the exploding church in China is so undeniable that even the secular western media is reporting on it. The BBC

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Celebrating Peace – Weekly Inspiring Image

Timorese children in traditional dress take part in a ceremony for the annual International Day of Peace, celebrated last week on 21st September. After years of struggle against Indonesia, Timor-Leste (East Timor) the first new sovereign state of the 21st

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Celebrating Peace – Weekly Inspiring Image

Timorese children in traditional dress take part in a ceremony for the annual International Day of Peace, celebrated last week on 21st September. After years of struggle against Indonesia, Timor-Leste (East Timor) the first new sovereign state of the 21st

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Green Pastures – Weekly Inspiring Image

Two young children, members of a herder community in Tarialan, Mongolia, wander the slopes of one of the highest countries in the world. At least 40% of Mongolians live a nomadic lifestyle, regularly herding their animals to greener pastures. With

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Green Pastures – Weekly Inspiring Image

Two young children, members of a herder community in Tarialan, Mongolia, wander the slopes of one of the highest countries in the world. At least 40% of Mongolians live a nomadic lifestyle, regularly herding their animals to greener pastures. With

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Ivory Coast – Weekly Inspiring Image

A woman sells fresh chillies at a market in Abidjan the largest city in the African nation of Côte d’Ivoire (lit: Ivory Coast). After many prosperous years since independence Côte d’Ivoire has suffered through two separate violent civil wars this

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Ivory Coast – Weekly Inspiring Image

A woman sells fresh chillies at a market in Abidjan the largest city in the African nation of Côte d’Ivoire (lit: Ivory Coast). After many prosperous years since independence Côte d’Ivoire has suffered through two separate violent civil wars this

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Party Time – Weekly Inspiring Image

Celebration makes the world go round. The people of this village on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu have been preparing for this day for months, even years. Collecting fruit and coconuts, harvesting root vegetables, buying fabric and rice, crushing and

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Party Time – Weekly Inspiring Image

Celebration makes the world go round. The people of this village on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu have been preparing for this day for months, even years. Collecting fruit and coconuts, harvesting root vegetables, buying fabric and rice, crushing and

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East India Express – Weekly Inspiring Image

This looks like a fun way to travel to work, but if you’ve ever been to India you’ll know these people aren’t hanging out to see the view. On the train network in the suburbs of Kolkata (previously Calcutta) this

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East India Express – Weekly Inspiring Image

This looks like a fun way to travel to work, but if you’ve ever been to India you’ll know these people aren’t hanging out to see the view. On the train network in the suburbs of Kolkata (previously Calcutta) this

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Smiling Watermelons – Weekly Inspiring Image

All around the world – in spite of war, economic collapse and religious conflict – life goes on. Afghanistan’s 51 vibrant language communities are no exception. Babies are born, children go to school, people marry, cook dinner, question the meaning

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Smiling Watermelons – Weekly Inspiring Image

All around the world – in spite of war, economic collapse and religious conflict – life goes on. Afghanistan’s 51 vibrant language communities are no exception. Babies are born, children go to school, people marry, cook dinner, question the meaning

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Harvest Time – Weekly Inspiring Image

Harvesting grain in Cambodia sure does look glamorous. With an arm full of golden grain and a face full of sunshine this farmer makes the harvest look like light work. Cambodia has been through some hard times in the past

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Harvest Time – Weekly Inspiring Image

Harvesting grain in Cambodia sure does look glamorous. With an arm full of golden grain and a face full of sunshine this farmer makes the harvest look like light work. Cambodia has been through some hard times in the past

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Golden Desert – Monday’s Inspiring Image

In the mountainous centre of Asia shepherds roam high mountains and golden deserts on the back of a donkey. Throughout history Tajikistan has been conquered by Alexander the Great, the Arabs in the seventh century, Genghis Khan, the Turks, the

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Golden Desert – Monday’s Inspiring Image

In the mountainous centre of Asia shepherds roam high mountains and golden deserts on the back of a donkey. Throughout history Tajikistan has been conquered by Alexander the Great, the Arabs in the seventh century, Genghis Khan, the Turks, the

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Colours of Bhutan – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Two schoolboys in Bhutan pose in front of the royal palace of Thimpu. Known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, this tiny Buddhist nation has 35 living languages. Eighteen of these communities do not have any Scripture available in their

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Colours of Bhutan – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Two schoolboys in Bhutan pose in front of the royal palace of Thimpu. Known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, this tiny Buddhist nation has 35 living languages. Eighteen of these communities do not have any Scripture available in their

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Dry Landscape, Hopeful Future – Monday’s Inspiring Image

In southwest Ethiopia, a rough road carrying more pedestrians and cattle than vehicles runs past this dry landscape with its round houses. When these children’s parents were their age, no books had been written in their language – Guji-Oromo. Today,

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Dry Landscape, Hopeful Future – Monday’s Inspiring Image

In southwest Ethiopia, a rough road carrying more pedestrians and cattle than vehicles runs past this dry landscape with its round houses. When these children’s parents were their age, no books had been written in their language – Guji-Oromo. Today,

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Raised Hands – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Xavier, one of the leaders of the Tarikhi ya Haakhi (Way of Truth) community of believers in Angoche, Mozambique, lifts his hands in worship. Each week Xavier and other followers of Jesus in the Koti community meet together to receive

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Raised Hands – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Xavier, one of the leaders of the Tarikhi ya Haakhi (Way of Truth) community of believers in Angoche, Mozambique, lifts his hands in worship. Each week Xavier and other followers of Jesus in the Koti community meet together to receive

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Fish Market – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Where in the world do you go to the fish market to grab one of these beauties for dinner? The Solomon Islands of course. You might be more accustomed to seeing fish like this swimming around in a tank –

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Fish Market – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Where in the world do you go to the fish market to grab one of these beauties for dinner? The Solomon Islands of course. You might be more accustomed to seeing fish like this swimming around in a tank –

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Warm Eyes – Monday’s Inspiring Image

What a beautiful smile! I’m told that people from all over Sudan are incredibly welcoming and hospitable – everyone is treated like family! To see the warm eyes that greet this photographer – I believe it! Now that there is

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Warm Eyes – Monday’s Inspiring Image

What a beautiful smile! I’m told that people from all over Sudan are incredibly welcoming and hospitable – everyone is treated like family! To see the warm eyes that greet this photographer – I believe it! Now that there is

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Dark Houses – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Four young children from a remote village in Vanuatu are looking on in shy curiosity at the arrival of strangers in their community. You may notice the house in the background with its narrow door and absence of windows. Like

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Dark Houses – Monday’s Inspiring Image

Four young children from a remote village in Vanuatu are looking on in shy curiosity at the arrival of strangers in their community. You may notice the house in the background with its narrow door and absence of windows. Like

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Unique Worship – Monday’s Inspiring Image

In Ethiopia, faith in Christ can be traced back more than 1500 years and the ancient roots of this Christian community are seen throughout their culture. Worshipers show respect and reverence for God by bowing and swinging their arms back

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Unique Worship – Monday’s Inspiring Image

In Ethiopia, faith in Christ can be traced back more than 1500 years and the ancient roots of this Christian community are seen throughout their culture. Worshipers show respect and reverence for God by bowing and swinging their arms back

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“Big Mob” – Monday’s Inspiring Image

I’ve just returned from a weekend of fellowship and celebration with Indigenous Christians from all over the top end of outback Australia. Camped out under the stars, or big mango trees, hundreds of people who could make the journey spent

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“Big Mob” – Monday’s Inspiring Image

I’ve just returned from a weekend of fellowship and celebration with Indigenous Christians from all over the top end of outback Australia. Camped out under the stars, or big mango trees, hundreds of people who could make the journey spent

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Battle Horn – Weekly Inspiring Image

A warrior sounds the triton shell battle horn. Strangers have arrived on the beach. Spears fly and slings are snapped as the white sail of the canoe approaches. The visitors cry out in the local tongue – “This is the

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Battle Horn – Weekly Inspiring Image

A warrior sounds the triton shell battle horn. Strangers have arrived on the beach. Spears fly and slings are snapped as the white sail of the canoe approaches. The visitors cry out in the local tongue – “This is the

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Smiles and Boxes – Monday’s Inspiring Image

How’s this for a visual story – a big stack of boxes and a very happy translator. These boxes clogging up an office in the Solomon Islands represent years of hard work, hundreds of thousands of readers and a hope

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Smiles and Boxes – Monday’s Inspiring Image

How’s this for a visual story – a big stack of boxes and a very happy translator. These boxes clogging up an office in the Solomon Islands represent years of hard work, hundreds of thousands of readers and a hope

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Open Window – Weekly Inspiring Image

What is she thinking? This young girl lives in the lowlands province of Sanduan, Papua New Guinea. This structure is her family’s house, and this opening – a window. Taken on film about 10 years ago, she would be a

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Open Window – Weekly Inspiring Image

What is she thinking? This young girl lives in the lowlands province of Sanduan, Papua New Guinea. This structure is her family’s house, and this opening – a window. Taken on film about 10 years ago, she would be a

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Celebration Dance – Weekly Inspiring Image

This image doesn’t leave you to wonder – it screams – this is a celebration! This colour, joy and dance marked the 25th anniversary of the Bible Translation Association (BTA) of Papua New Guinea, back in 2005. Now for over

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Celebration Dance – Weekly Inspiring Image

This image doesn’t leave you to wonder – it screams – this is a celebration! This colour, joy and dance marked the 25th anniversary of the Bible Translation Association (BTA) of Papua New Guinea, back in 2005. Now for over

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Infectious Joy – Monday’s Inspiring Image

These young boys are playing with piles of confetti that were blasted all over the stage during the unveiling of the Kerala Sign Language Bible portions in southern India last year. This is just one of the many moments of

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Infectious Joy – Monday’s Inspiring Image

These young boys are playing with piles of confetti that were blasted all over the stage during the unveiling of the Kerala Sign Language Bible portions in southern India last year. This is just one of the many moments of

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Early Morning – Monday’s Inspiring Image

A new morning has dawned in this remote village in Vanuatu. The village was awake just before the sun – stoking the fires, collecting water from the crystal clear river and preparing for the day’s work. An Australian missionary family

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Early Morning – Monday’s Inspiring Image

A new morning has dawned in this remote village in Vanuatu. The village was awake just before the sun – stoking the fires, collecting water from the crystal clear river and preparing for the day’s work. An Australian missionary family

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