Photos of worship and praise around the world

by Previously published by World Vision on March 20, 2018

A congregation overflows in praise during a church service at the community church in Nyamagabe, Rwanda. After neighbors turned on each other in the 1994 genocide, they now worship together after going through World Vision’s faith-based reconciliation programs. (©2015 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

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

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 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)



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 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)

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