From the Field

Photos of worship and praise around the world

A boy worships during church services in Kenya.

This Easter, World Vision photographers bring you beautiful photos of Christians around the world worshipping and celebrating the good news of Christ Jesus: He is risen! Join them in their chorus this Easter weekend as we celebrate his resurrection with our own church families.

Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise. … Let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!—Psalm 96:1-4, 10

Kenya

A congregation worships in Kenya.

This five-hour worship service at a church in Kesot, Kenya, is full of movement while members jump, dance, and sing. Before World Vision brought clean water close to their homes, families came to church late, dirty, and tired from carrying water. Now they are pouring new energy and enthusiasm into their church. (©2018 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Zambia

Gift Chola sings as part of a choir in northern Zambia. Gift used to walk a third of a mile carrying her family’s laundry to wash it at the closest stream. As she walked, she’d sing a song: “I’ll wait patiently for your blessings, God, I’ll wait.” She says people didn’t have time to attend church because of walking for water. World Vision brought clean water to her community a couple years ago. She now has time to sing in her church choir, and church attendance has more than tripled, as people now have time to attend services. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Chris Huber)

Gift Chola sings as part of a choir in northern Zambia. Gift used to walk a third of a mile carrying her family’s laundry to wash it at the closest stream. As she walked, she’d sing a song: “I’ll wait patiently for your blessings, God, I’ll wait.” She says people didn’t have time to attend church because of walking for water. World Vision brought clean water to her community a couple years ago. She now has time to sing in her church choir, and church attendance has more than tripled, as people now have time to attend services. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Chris Huber)

Mali

A worship service in Mali.

A mother holds her daughter’s hand as she sings praises to the Lord during worship services at Bacodjicroni Assembly of God Church in Bamako, Mali. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Chris Huber)

Honduras

Youth and World Vision staff pray in Honduras.

Youth gather with World Vision staff to pray before their weekly workforce development meeting in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. World Vision began this project to help Honduran youth develop skills in business and formulate career plans. Through World Vision’s partnership with over 100 local companies, these youth will be able to secure internships once their training is complete. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

A boy receives blessings at church in the DR Congo

In Central Kasai Province, DRC, 10-year-old Grace received a special blessing during church service from leaders, surrounding him in yellow robes. He has lost his father and two siblings due to conflict in the DRC.

Grace’s favorite part of church is when everyone sings at the end: “I like to sing. When the pastor finishes preaching, we sing.” After sharing this, Grace sang, “God the Almighty, descend down and help us. Without your help we can do nothing. Come down and help us.” (©2018 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Rwanda

The choir at All Saints Anglican Church in Mudasomwa, Rwanda, sings for visitors. World Vision began working in this area at the same time Pastor Assiel Musabyimana started pastoring. He saw physical and spiritual poverty. “Because of not knowing God, the people couldn’t make an effort to change and to get out of that poverty,” he says. He saw World Vision’s work transform the community through post-genocide reconciliation training. He now helps lead, along with other pastors, a Bible-based curriculum World Vision created to help communities solve their problems by understanding that people are created in the image of God. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Eugene Lee)

The choir at All Saints Anglican Church in Mudasomwa, Rwanda, sings for visitors. World Vision began working in this area at the same time Pastor Assiel Musabyimana started pastoring. He saw physical and spiritual poverty. “Because of not knowing God, the people couldn’t make an effort to change and to get out of that poverty,” he says. He saw World Vision’s work transform the community through post-genocide reconciliation training. He now helps lead, along with other pastors, a Bible-based curriculum World Vision created to help communities solve their problems by understanding that people are created in the image of God. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Eugene Lee)

Armenia

A mother lights candles while holding her daughter at Khor Virap Monastery in Ararat, Armenia. (©2015 World Vision/photo by Laura Reinhardt)

Cambodia

Children praying in Cambodia.

Samady May, left, prays at the end of a World Vision hygiene and sanitation activity at a local church in Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia. About 40 children join this monthly activity to learn about hand washing, clean water, and other sanitation activities – and to learn about Jesus. (©2018 World Vision, photo by Oscar Durand)

Zambia

Rosemary, an 8-year-old sponsored child, sings songs of praise with her church’s youth choir in Moyo, Zambia. Rosemary’s family is now thriving, thanks to World Vision’s support. (©2016 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Philippines

World Vision staff sing praises in the Philippines

World Vision staff in the Philippines worship together during the annual World Vision Day of Prayer. (©2018 World Vision/photo by Crislyn Felisilda)

Ethiopia

Ethiopian youth dance to rhythmic music as they worship at Kale Hiwot Church in Wonchi, where World Vision conducts training for church leaders two to three times a year. They have supplied this church with musical instruments, choir robes, and even new pews. (©2013 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Kenya

People in the Kalawa area of Kenya pray together. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

People in the Kalawa area of Kenya pray together. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

United States

Nikki Garcia hugs her mother Veronica Garcia as she worships during the Sunday service at Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Houston on the Sunday following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The church served more than 1,000 people in the first week following the storm, in part with relief supplies provided by World Vision. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Laura Reinhardt)

Nikki Garcia hugs her mother Veronica Garcia as she worships during the Sunday service at Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Houston on the Sunday following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The church served more than 1,000 people in the first week following the storm, in part with relief supplies provided by World Vision. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Laura Reinhardt)

Lebanon

Visitors attend services inside St. Nicholas Cathedral in Saida, Lebanon. Tradition holds that the Apostles Paul and Peter met here to discuss bringing the gospel to the gentiles. (©2015 World Vision/photo by Chris Huber)

Uganda

Josephine, a grandmother who single-handedly cares for the orphaned children of her own deceased children, fervently worships during services at Buhimba Christian Fellowship in Hoima, Uganda. Her pastor, Arthur, and his congregation learned how to reach out to Josephine after training through World Vision’s Channels of Hope program. (©2016 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Bolivia

Bolivian mothers and grandmothers attend Sunday services at Reformed Church of God in Soracachi, Bolivia, where World Vision sponsors children and provides communities with clean water and economic empowerment opportunities. (©2015 World Vision/photo by Eugene Lee)

Burundi

A child peeks through her fingers during prayer at an Anglican church service in Gasorwe, Burundi. (©2009 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Rwanda

Young girls get up and dance jubilantly during worship services in Nyamagabe, Rwanda, where World Vision has helped to bring reconciliation and transformation in the years after the 1994 genocide. (©2013 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Zambia

Children, many of them sponsored, hold candles while singing “This Little Light of Mine” in Moyo, Zambia. The community has been transformed through child sponsorship and Gift Catalog goats. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Children, many of them sponsored, hold candles while singing “This Little Light of Mine” in Moyo, Zambia. The community has been transformed through child sponsorship and Gift Catalog goats. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

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