Monthly Archives: September 2016

Adventures for a compassionate world

Adventures for a compassionate world | World Vision Blog

Two refugee children together on board World Vision's "Operation Seasweep" rescue ship in 1979. (Photo: Jon Kubly/World Vision)

Children spend 7 hours a day on screens, but what if screen time can be a positive thing?

Blogger Haley Bodine writes about how she cultivated compassion with her son and helped shape his character with Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey.

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Equipping women for business to reduce early marriage in Bangladesh

Equipping women for business to reduce early marriage in Bangladesh | World Vision Blog

Jachinta vaccinates chicken and ducks for her community in Bangladesh. (Photo: World Vision)

In Bangladesh, we're helping women like Jachinta learn new business skills. When families earn better incomes, they can better provide for their children.

And in a country like Bangladesh where half of girls are married by 15, these parents don't feel they need to marry their daughters off so young.

Read more about our "Fresh Start" program!

Waging peace in a time of war

Waging peace in a time of war | World Vision Blog

The global refugee crisis is an opportunity to demonstrate what we as Christians stand for: compassion, not fear; people, not politics; and concern for others. It’s our chance to show that we don’t see refugees as unloved. We try to see them as God does: as made in His image, full of potential, and beloved.

This International Day of Peace, join our president Rich Stearns in reaching out to refugees with love.

 

The wisdom of compassion

The wisdom of compassion | World Vision Blog

Photo: 2013 Paul Bettings/World Vision

Living a life of compassion and justice is obedient to how God wants us to live as Christians. God says that it is advantageous to our own souls to choose to care about the poorest people in the world.

Blogger Haley Bodine explains how the book of Proverbs—a book about living wisely—tell us it is not only good of us to love the poor … it is also good for us.

A unique partnership that uses green energy to provide water

A unique partnership that uses green energy to provide water | World Vision Blog

Jeneta Sneele, a 59-year-old grandmother, waters her garden with water from a World Vision solar-powered mechanized borehole in Zambia. (Photo: 2015 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Jeneta is 59 and used to carry 40 pounds of water on her head, uphill, with her granddaughter on her back. But not anymore.

Today, her village in Zambia has clean water brought right to them … and it's all solar powered!

Gender equity makes all the difference

Gender equity makes all the difference | World Vision Blog

Thembeni with her baby girl in Zimbabwe. She participated in infant nutrition trainings through World Vision. (Photo: 2012 Leonard Makombe/World Vision)

When women participate in our food security programs, what’s the most significant impact in their lives? You might expect them to talk about the money they saved or the health and nutrition of their children, but they don’t.

For women like Memory Mushanga in Zimbabwe, this program saved her marriage. See how!