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Portrait in a Window

A church member looks out of Treichville Baptist Church’s unique sanctuary windows in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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Friendly Greeting

In an urban setting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this man reaches his hand out as a welcome.

Header image for “What My Semester Abroad Taught Me about Ministering Cross-Culturally at Home”

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Urban Skyline

The urban skyline of Johannesburg, South Africa, as seen from the top of the Carlton Center, the tallest building on the continent.

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Portrait of a Nafana Woman

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Masked Dancer

A masked Mamprusi man in northern Ghana performs as the “Doorudoo.” The tradition occurs during the Muslim month of Ramadan when youth from the community don the costume and playfully dance in courtyards to collect money and food for their end-of-Ramadan feast.

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Carrying Water

Many who live in the deserts of Africa travel for miles to bring water to their families.

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Light in the Darkness

This man reads and studies intently in the dark with the little light he has.

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Preparing Food

This young girl helps prepare food with her family.

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Muslim Scholar

After teaching a class on the Qu’ran, this Muslim scholar tells the history of the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town, South Africa. Before apartheid, this brightly painted area was all Muslim. Then, everyone was separated according to race. Just this year, everyone has been allowed to move back to their original areas of town. The Muslim population is gradually growing in number in this section of town again.

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Tombouctou

Images from around Tombouctou, covering the Songhai people group with Songhai team members, which include a Brazilian group who partner with a team to do ministry in the city.

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Coastline

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Charms

Many Africans try to manipulate spiritual powers through prayer, charms, sacrifices, and divination. People in multiple regions in this part of the world believe strongly in Animism and will do all in their power to gain the advantage over the evil spirits.

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Fulani Woman

Fulani woman and wife of a patient at Alafia Tinga, or “Village of Good Health”, the Baptist Medical Centre’s tuberculosis treatment center in Nalerigu, Ghana

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Water from the Well

Women and children in Kargi, Kenya draw water from a well connected to tanks.

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Boy in Kargi

Women and children in Kargi, Kenya draw water from a well connected to tanks.

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Wooden Crosses

Many hand crafted items for sale at Bruma Market in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Large Mosque

A team of volunteers came to Southern Africa to work with Muslims. The team was given a tour of a mosque being built in the city. Using imported materials and workers from Turkey, the structure is to be the largest in the Southern Hemisphere upon its completion.

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One Mango

Two young Susu boys in Guinea devour a mango in the now abandoned French colonial port of Benty. Guinea’s mangos are considered the biggest and best in all of West Africa.

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Alley in Slums

Philippi Township is just outside of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Ugandan Village

Portrait of Karamajong childrenin Northern Uganda.

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