Monthly Archives: May 2017

A global day of prayer to end famine

A global day of prayer to end famine | World Vision Blog

Children sing and pray before lunch at a school feeding program run by World Vision in South Sudan. (©2015 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Today, May 21, is the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine. Hungry people in East Africa are our neighbors in the eyes of God, and Jesus calls us to love them in the same way we love God and ourselves (Matthew 22:39, Mark 12:31).

Our president Rich Stearns explains how we can be in fellowship with them in their suffering.

6K for Water: Electric energy in Detroit

6K for Water: Electric energy in Detroit | World Vision Blog

On Saturday, May 6, nearly 900 men, women, and children committed to run and walk 6K at Kensington Metro Park to provide lasting clean water to children in Africa. (©2017 Photo courtesy of Haley Bodine)

Our Global 6K for Water in Detroit was filled with an electric energy. Why? Because 900 people came together with a passion for alleviating children’s suffering.

Experience the electric energy of this event with blogger Haley Bodine!

A mother’s heart is for her children

A mother’s heart is for her children | World Vision Blog

After a tough pregnancy, Felistus gave birth to twin boys by candlelight and with no running water in the health clinic’s only bed. (Photo: ©2014 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

In every culture, a mother's heart and prayer are for her children, for them to grow up happy and healthy. After meeting mothers around the world whose children are not healthy, Carla Hillard was moved to use her voice for change.

This Mother’s Day, what if you could be an answer to a mother’s prayer?

“Wouldn’t you want somebody to do this for you?”

“Wouldn’t you want somebody to do this for you?” | World Vision Blog

Makaylah has a heart for the world and is excited to walk our 6K for Water. (Photo: 2016 Laura Reinhardt)

First and foremost, World Vision’s Global 6K for Water is about providing clean water to thousands of children.

10-year-old Makaylah offers these words to people who are still undecided about participating: “If you were about to die or were getting sick because you didn’t have clean water, wouldn’t you want somebody to do this for you?”