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Elaine Bombay

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Motivated by a lifelong fascination of languages and a desire to serve God cross culturally, Elaine joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1998 and moved to Africa in 2001. She served in various roles in Cameroon, Chad, and Kenya until 2013 when she returned to Canada to pursue training in photojournalism. Elaine is now assigned to the Wycliffe News Network, a photojournalism team that is part of the Wycliffe Global Alliance. Through words and images, Elaine tells the story of how God is working in lives and communities through Bible translation. She is living the fulfillment of a passion that God gave her in 2007 to "publish his glorious deeds among the nations;tell everyone about the amazing things he does" (Psalm 96:3, NLT).

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Still on the outside

February 17, 2016

  I took this photo outside of a church in Moundou, Chad. I was in Moundou to interview some people for a series of stories on the Chadian Association for Linguistics, Literacy and Bible translation (...

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My prayer for 2013

January 03, 2013

My prayer for 2013 comes courtesy of Sir Francis Drake and adapted by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu: Disturb us, O Lord when we are too well-pleased with ourselves; when our dreams have come true b...

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Watch your but.

October 03, 2012

A few years ago during a training session, we were talking about the things that discourage us.  One person in my group mentioned the buts.  “Great idea, but…”  “I think you’re a great person, but…”  ...

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Nunavut's Lizard

September 26, 2012

Nunavut had but one ambition in life—to catch a lizard.  Often I would come out of the house to find Nunavut sitting at the base of the wall, meowing angrily at a lizard sitting frustratingly just out...

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