Category Archives: Photo Fridays

Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘Simple Joys’’ photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.    

In First Timothy 6:2-12, Timothy famously writes that, “The love of money is the root of all evils.” It’s easy for us to be led astray by pursuit of money and goods, but it’s the simple, small joys that give life its beauty.  

Even without money, we can still appreciate all that God has given us – and indeed, doing this may bring us closer to God. 

This Friday, we’re sharing our top 5 ‘Simple Joys’ photos. When times are hard and money is tight, it can be hard to find joy in the everyday. But with God’s help, we can realize there is so much to rejoice in! 

#5: A Safe Home

Mary is all-smiles! She lives near our Baraka site in Kenya with her eight children, and their home was a small clay building where they cooked and slept. With all the smoke billowing about, she developed troubles with her eyesight.  

With the help of Chalice supporters, she has a new house. We must never underestimate the simple power of a roof over one’s head. 

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘Worker’ photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.     

This past week in Canada, people across the country celebrated Labour Day. A day of rest and vacation, it’s historically a time to celebrate workers and their achievements.  

Chalice works with hard workers around the globe, many of whom are the only ones supporting their families. This week, our top 5 ‘Worker’ photos celebrate all those working to provide for themselves and others. 

#5: Mending Maladies 

At our Mercy Care site in Kenya, people like Sr. Franclit work at the mobile medical clinic to help children treat infections and other illnesses. 

When it first opened in 2013, the situation was dire.  

“Now, the children are very healthy, they are getting enough food, they are getting enough medicine,” Sr. Franclit writes.  

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 Back to School’ photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.    

Kids are stuffing their backpacks, parents are whipping up gourmet lunches, and teachers are dusting off their desks. That’s right…it’s back-to-school time. We’ve been hearing those commercials for a month already, and it’s time to face the music.  

Just kidding! Heading back to school is a joyous time for many children, especially at our sponsor sites. Education is key to growing healthy communities and helping kids achieve their dreams. 

This week, we’re celebrating education with our top 5 ‘Back to School’ photos! At Chalice, we believe education is the first step to breaking the cycle of poverty. Back-to-school time might seem like torture for some of us, but going to school is a right everyone deserves.  

#5: School Uniforms

These girls love jewel tones! They’re wearing their school uniforms near our Bangalore site in India. Did you have a school uniform as a child? Some of us did, and trust us, it was a love-hate relationship.  

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘Healthcare’ photos.

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.   

If there’s one thing we’ve learned this past year-and-a-half, it’s that healthcare workers are the backbone of society. They’ve worked long hours during hard times, and we can’t thank them enough. 

This week, we’re honouring our brave medical professionals with our top 5 ‘Healthcare’ photos. We can’t get by without them! 

#5: Nursing Her Dreams

Susmitha has dreamed of being a nurse since she was a little girl! It wasn’t certain she would achieve her dream, though, as she went to a lower-quality school. That all changed when her Chalice sponsor chose her. Her parents were thrilled, and enrolled Susmitha and her siblings in a better school. 

She’s now attended nursing school, and says her sponsor made her feel a part of their family in Canada. She extends a big ‘thank you’ to her sponsor for making her dream come true! 

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘Elderly Wisdom’ photos

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.   

This weekend we celebrate World Senior Citizens Day, a time to honour the elderly among us. Whether it’s a grandparent, friend or teacher, the elderly are full of so much wisdom and knowledge, it could fill a book. They pass on traditions and shape our futures.  

This week, we’re sharing our top 5 ‘Elderly Wisdom’ photos as a reminder of all the little pieces of wisdom they’ve passed on over the years. 

Did you know? In addition to child sponsorship, some of our sites have a sponsorship program for elders. Elders with little or no family support can rely on sponsorship and their Chalice site for food, medical support, and companionship.  

#5: Work Hard

With the help of a local Chalice circle group, Sudha took out a small loan where she lives in India. Along with the money that came from being sponsored, she started her own agricultural business! She leases a half-acre of land to grow jasmine flowers, a highly valuable plant in India. 

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘God’s Grace’ photos.

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.  

It’s Friday the 13th, and you know what that means? Bad…er, good luck! Around here, we know that good luck is another way of saying God’s grace. This week, we’re sharing our top 5 ‘God’s Grace’ photos. After all, as 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, My grace is sufficient for you, for power[a] is made perfect in weakness.”  These photos remind us that all we do is a product of God’s grace. 

#5: A Meal For Those In Need

Non-sponsored children near our Tondo site in the Philippines came to collect a meal at a street lunch in 2020. It is by God’s grace that those who have easy access to food share it with others, something we’re all called to do. 

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 “Sunshine” Photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.    

Keep the sun shining! It’s the last full month of summer, meaning it’s time to get out and enjoy the sun while you still can. Our top 5 ‘Sunshine’ photos remind us the sun is always shining somewhere around the world, even when the clouds around us are grey.  

#5: Snackin’ In The Tree

The sun was shining at our CMAVIL site in Paraguay, and this guy took the opportunity to climb up high. Hey, you’ve got to enjoy the nice weather while it lasts! (As those of us in rainy climates know well…) 

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 “Animal Friend” Photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.   

Animals are awesome! They play with us, help feed us, and even act as companions. It’s sometimes easy, though, to take these creatures for granted. Our top 5 ‘Animal Friend’ photos remind us to appreciate every creature that walks on this earth, because every one of them has an important role to play.  

#5: Animal livelihood

Big things come from small creatures, and that’s certainly the case with these little chicks. These four siblings live together with their mom near Chalice’s Chiclayo site in Peru. Their mom, Magaly, raises pigeons and ducklings as part of her small business, and the kids love to catch them! 

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PHOTO FRIDAY: OUR TOP 5 “DREAMER” PHOTOS!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.   

Summer is a time of possibility, especially for kids. It feels like anything can happen in the summer, doesn’t it? 

With extra time off, many people use summer to make their dreams come true, whether that’s a dream vacation or finally getting back to writing that novel sitting in your desk drawer. Our top 5 ‘Dreamer’ photos remind us that almost anything is possible with a bit of work, support from others and of course, God’s grace. 

#5: A Room of One’s Own

Gabriel used to do his studying at home in Peru on a bed or a chair, without any kind of extra space. Chalice supporters saw the need and stepped in to help. Through the Chalice gift catalogue, Gabriel received a new desk, chair and shelf to create a ‘study corner’ in his room. Now, he feels more motivated to accomplish his work. A dream come true!  

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Photo Friday: Our top 5 “New Beginnings” Photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.   

Green is a special colour for the month of July in the Church, symbolizing the kind of hope we see in a sprouted seed when the snow finally melts away.  

Green also reminds us of new beginnings, and how we can start fresh. This week, our top 5 “New Beginnings” photos celebrate all the beautiful beginnings that shape us into who we are.  

#5: New Life

“In children we have a great charge committed to us.” – St. John Chrysostom 

The birth of a child signals new beginnings for everyone. The baby gets to discover the beauty and joy of life, as the mother and father tackle parenthood. God has a plan for every child, and every child deserves love and dignity. 

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