From the Field

Photos of worship and praise around the world

Photos of praise and worship from around the world - a woman in a church in Rwanda waves her hands enthusiastically

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

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)

 

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)

 

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

 

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)

 

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)

 

It’s a Sunday church service with Pastor Rath Uong at the Samrith Methodist Church he started in Samrith village, Kampong Thom, Cambodia. The pastor became a believer after seeing the good work of World Vision staff. (©2008 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

 

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)

 

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)

 

A man drums as part of a choir in northern Zambia. Because of access to clean water, community members now have more time to attend church and participate in church activities like choir. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Chris Huber)

A man drums as part of a choir in northern Zambia. Because of access to clean water, community members now have more time to attend church and participate in church activities like choir. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Chris Huber)

 

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)

 

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)

 

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)

 

A choir in Kenya lifts their praises to God. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren

A choir in Kenya lifts their praises to God. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

 

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

 

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)

 

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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