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Last September, 8 World Vision bloggers traveled to Guatemala to witness child sponsorship at work. In today’s post, blogger Roo Ciambriello reflects back on that trip and recalls a moment at the end of our visit with Monica, a former sponsored child, that taught us all a beautiful lesson about giving. This post originally appeared on Roo’s blog, Neon Fresh.

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I often think about Monica. Monica in Guatemala with the radiant smile and the beautiful soul and the poignant words that made me weep into my sleeves. You can read Monica’s story here.

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    More than a basket

    Brittany Small, campus staff member with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, reflects on her trip to Malawi and meeting her six sponsored children.

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      [Video] Children making sounds of hope

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            [Guatemala bloggers] Here but there

            Last month, Roo Ciambriello and seven other bloggers joined us in Guatemala, visiting World Vision's work there and witnessing child sponsorship at work. Back home now, Roo reflects on her experience and realizes how a simple yes to the trip has become so much more meaningful.

            This post originally appeared on Roo’s blog, Neon Fresh.

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              [Guatemala bloggers] Warring against death

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                  I spent last week in Guatemala, leading a group of eight bloggers to visit the work World Vision is doing there and witnessing how that work brings hope to the children, families, and communities we serve.

                  And it was amazing! These kids are amazing. Their passions for Jesus and for music are all but tangible and contagious. But these passions come from somewhere: a history steeped in violence and loss.

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                    [Guatemala bloggers] To Guatemala with love

                    Today, the World Vision bloggers return home. All week, we've witnessed the ways that World Vision’s work helps transform the lives of children, families, and communities in Guatemala through child sponsorship.

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