Photograph by Marcus Bleasdale Already a soldier, a boy with an assault rifle pedals to base camp during fighting in the Ituri region in 2003. Photographer Marcus Bleasdale says that of all of his images from the Congo, this one has provoked the most response from the public.
A Haitian woman praises God during a worship service at a church that missionary Carlos Llambes helped start. Through a church-planting institute he began five years ago in the Dominican Republic, Haitian and Dominican Baptists in the island nation have started nearly 100 new churches, many of them Haitian. - Wilson Hunter
It didn’t take long for the situation out east to grow grim. Ukrainian military found the separatists to be well entrenched, even taking over the Donetsk airport at one point until Ukrainian military took it back. The cities began to show the marks of war — damaged buildings, bullet-peppered windows and armed citizens walking warily around their once peaceful cities. (IMB photo by Charles Braddix)