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

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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

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Vibrant Culture – Weekly Inspiring Image

Can you imagine our world without its phenomenal diversity of cultures, languages and expressions? Each wondrously beautiful in its own way, the human being is a multi-faceted creature that merely reflects an astoundingly colourful Creator. Blessed with cultural diversity and

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Vibrant Culture – Weekly Inspiring Image

Can you imagine our world without its phenomenal diversity of cultures, languages and expressions? Each wondrously beautiful in its own way, the human being is a multi-faceted creature that merely reflects an astoundingly colourful Creator. Blessed with cultural diversity and

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Southern Sunset – Weekly Inspiring Image

There are not many places on earth where you can see the sun rise and set on the same coastline. The southern tip of the world’s biggest continent is as beautiful as it is rugged and has sunk just as

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Southern Sunset – Weekly Inspiring Image

There are not many places on earth where you can see the sun rise and set on the same coastline. The southern tip of the world’s biggest continent is as beautiful as it is rugged and has sunk just as

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All Aboard – Weekly Inspiring Image

There is a storm approaching and it is a long ride back to the harbour. But the crew of our small motorized canoe couldn’t be more relaxed. It is just another day in Pohnpei. As one of the wettest places

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All Aboard – Weekly Inspiring Image

There is a storm approaching and it is a long ride back to the harbour. But the crew of our small motorized canoe couldn’t be more relaxed. It is just another day in Pohnpei. As one of the wettest places

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Somalia – Weekly Inspiring Image

A Somali man sits next to his herd of goats at Bakara Animal Market in Mogadishu, Somalia. In the district’s animal market, thousands of goats are brought each morning, where they are sold for their meat. With the longest coastline

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Somalia – Weekly Inspiring Image

A Somali man sits next to his herd of goats at Bakara Animal Market in Mogadishu, Somalia. In the district’s animal market, thousands of goats are brought each morning, where they are sold for their meat. With the longest coastline

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Visual Language – Weekly Inspiring Image

A teacher at a school for the Deaf in South Africa converses with one of her students. It is estimated that approximately 600,000 South Africans use Sign Language as their primary language and that 75% of this Deaf community are functionally

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Visual Language – Weekly Inspiring Image

A teacher at a school for the Deaf in South Africa converses with one of her students. It is estimated that approximately 600,000 South Africans use Sign Language as their primary language and that 75% of this Deaf community are functionally

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Ear to Ear – Weekly Inspiring Image

A broad smile and an even broader hat are a charming combination on this friendly man in Yimbéré, Cameroon. One of the languages he speaks is Fulfulde, a language that belongs to the Fulani people but enjoys wide-spread use as

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Ear to Ear – Weekly Inspiring Image

A broad smile and an even broader hat are a charming combination on this friendly man in Yimbéré, Cameroon. One of the languages he speaks is Fulfulde, a language that belongs to the Fulani people but enjoys wide-spread use as

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Mekong Twilight – Weekly Inspiring Image

A warm sky and a stroll along the Mekong riverbank are a natural end to the day in Vientiane, the small and relaxed capital of Laos. The only land-locked nation in Southeast Asia, Laos was once part of French Indochina

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Mekong Twilight – Weekly Inspiring Image

A warm sky and a stroll along the Mekong riverbank are a natural end to the day in Vientiane, the small and relaxed capital of Laos. The only land-locked nation in Southeast Asia, Laos was once part of French Indochina

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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,

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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,

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Island Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

Dreamy blue-green waters, scattered islands, sleepy boats – where are we again? One of the largest Islamic nations in the world, a major manufacturer of electronics, producer of oil and certainly the strongest and fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia

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Island Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

Dreamy blue-green waters, scattered islands, sleepy boats – where are we again? One of the largest Islamic nations in the world, a major manufacturer of electronics, producer of oil and certainly the strongest and fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia

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Fountain of Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

Folds of fabric envelop the creases of his cautious smile. He wears day-old stubble with a well-loved hat and weary eyes. What is he thinking? What have those eyes seen? Our modern world is smaller than it has ever been.

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Fountain of Life – Weekly Inspiring Image

Folds of fabric envelop the creases of his cautious smile. He wears day-old stubble with a well-loved hat and weary eyes. What is he thinking? What have those eyes seen? Our modern world is smaller than it has ever been.

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Clear Waters – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young fisherman uses old wooden goggles to hunt in the crystal clear waters of Atauro Island, East Timor. Colonized by Portugal for centuries, the fledgling nation of East Timor reclaimed Portuguese as one of its national languages after gaining

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Clear Waters – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young fisherman uses old wooden goggles to hunt in the crystal clear waters of Atauro Island, East Timor. Colonized by Portugal for centuries, the fledgling nation of East Timor reclaimed Portuguese as one of its national languages after gaining

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Signs – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a suburb of Tokyo, hidden away in a tiny office full of computer and video screens, a small team of Japanese Deaf are working on the first ever visual Japanese Sign Language Bible. A young Deaf woman named Uiko

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Signs – Weekly Inspiring Image

In a suburb of Tokyo, hidden away in a tiny office full of computer and video screens, a small team of Japanese Deaf are working on the first ever visual Japanese Sign Language Bible. A young Deaf woman named Uiko

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Many Hands – Weekly Inspiring Image

Many hands present the finished book to those gathered at the celebration for the Naro New Testament in Botswana. This image celebrates that the work of Bible translation is done by a community of people, often representing different villages and churches. Each

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Many Hands – Weekly Inspiring Image

Many hands present the finished book to those gathered at the celebration for the Naro New Testament in Botswana. This image celebrates that the work of Bible translation is done by a community of people, often representing different villages and churches. Each

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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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Once Upon a Time – Weekly Inspiring Image

If your God is so smart, why doesn’t he speak my language? A sarcastic remark similar to this from a Cakchiquel man left a deep impression on a young American who was in Guatemala selling Spanish Bibles almost one hundred years

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Once Upon a Time – Weekly Inspiring Image

If your God is so smart, why doesn’t he speak my language? A sarcastic remark similar to this from a Cakchiquel man left a deep impression on a young American who was in Guatemala selling Spanish Bibles almost one hundred years

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Uniquely Fijian – Weekly Inspiring Image

Fijian performers give their best during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts held in the Solomon Islands. This energetic dance celebrates Fijians’ famous history as fierce warriors with prized wooden clubs. Today, Fijian culture is a

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Uniquely Fijian – Weekly Inspiring Image

Fijian performers give their best during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts held in the Solomon Islands. This energetic dance celebrates Fijians’ famous history as fierce warriors with prized wooden clubs. Today, Fijian culture is a

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The Waiting Line – Weekly Inspiring Image

This is a familiar scene for Wilfred – a taxi driver in Honiara, Solomon Islands. He has been working in the capital far away from his family on the island of Rendova for 2 years so far in order to

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The Waiting Line – Weekly Inspiring Image

This is a familiar scene for Wilfred – a taxi driver in Honiara, Solomon Islands. He has been working in the capital far away from his family on the island of Rendova for 2 years so far in order to

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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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Reading Aloud – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young girl reads from the Basketo Scripture portions on a Sunday morning in Ethiopia. People of all ages presented their mother-tongue reading skills as a way of encouraging more people to join the church’s literacy classes. Two British linguists

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Reading Aloud – Weekly Inspiring Image

A young girl reads from the Basketo Scripture portions on a Sunday morning in Ethiopia. People of all ages presented their mother-tongue reading skills as a way of encouraging more people to join the church’s literacy classes. Two British linguists

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Storying Together – Weekly Inspiring Image

Participants at a Bible storytelling workshop on the island of ‘Eua, in the Kingdom of Tonga, gather together for prayer at the close of the day. Learning to craft and internalise stories from the Bible to share with their neighbours,

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Storying Together – Weekly Inspiring Image

Participants at a Bible storytelling workshop on the island of ‘Eua, in the Kingdom of Tonga, gather together for prayer at the close of the day. Learning to craft and internalise stories from the Bible to share with their neighbours,

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Technology for Nomads – Weekly Inspiring Image

An elderly Khoisan man is delighted to listen to a recording of the New Testament in his own language – Naro. Known widely as the ‘Bushmen’, the Khoisan people’s traditional desert-roaming lifestyle is featured in many movies and they are

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Technology for Nomads – Weekly Inspiring Image

An elderly Khoisan man is delighted to listen to a recording of the New Testament in his own language – Naro. Known widely as the ‘Bushmen’, the Khoisan people’s traditional desert-roaming lifestyle is featured in many movies and they are

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Across Generations – Weekly Inspiring Image

A grandfather in the Banjara tribal community talks with a young boy near Hyderabad, India. Over one hundred years ago, in India’s state of Mizoram a community of women began donating a handful of rice each time they cooked a

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Across Generations – Weekly Inspiring Image

A grandfather in the Banjara tribal community talks with a young boy near Hyderabad, India. Over one hundred years ago, in India’s state of Mizoram a community of women began donating a handful of rice each time they cooked a

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