[Guatemala bloggers] Let's be ordinary. Let's be extravagant.

Yesterday was the World Vision bloggers' first day in the field in Guatemala! We’re witnessing and bringing to you firsthand how World Vision’s work helps transform the lives of children, families, and communities through child sponsorship.

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    [Guatemala bloggers] Join me in empathy

    Last night, the World Vision bloggers arrived in Guatemala! We're here to see firsthand how World Vision’s work helps transform the lives of children, families, and communities through child sponsorship.

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      [Guatemala bloggers] Egg for dinner

      This week, our World Vision bloggers are in Guatemala to see firsthand how World Vision’s work helps transform the lives of children, families, and communities through child sponsorship. Roo Ciambriello, one of our eight bloggers, shares why she decided to take this trip.

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        Former sponsored child makes Guatemala's national orchestra

        The 2013 bloggers trip to Guatemala is next week! Eight bloggers and I leave on Monday to visit World Vision's programs and witness child sponsorship at work firsthand.

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          The project that changed my life

          On Monday, September 9, eight bloggers will join writer/photographer Laura Reinhardt and I for a week-long trip to visit World Vision's child sponsorship and community development work in Guatemala!

          One of the programs we'll be visiting is the Children Artistic Development Center in San Juan, which incorporates music into its education program. Yolanda plays the double bass in the orchestra. Here is her story.

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            Child sponsors: Shipping joy around the world

            Last month, we asked our Facebook followers to tell us what kinds of gifts and packages they send to their sponsored children around the world. See the loving and creative ways that our child sponsors have found to ship joy across the globe -- and receive joy in return!

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              A violent past, a hopeful future

              With its murder rate and levels of violence, Central America is among the most dangerous regions in the world outside of active war zones. Battles are waged between heavily armed gangs -- and, much like war zones, it is often the innocent who are most affected.

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                Kisongo Trek: The real deal

                World Vision Experience provides interactive ways for communities across the United States to share a glimpse into what poverty looks like in the developing world and to understand first-hand the work that World Vision is doing to break the cycle of poverty.

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                  Witnessing real love

                  Today, World Vision Child Ambassador Paula Hemphill describes how God is using her to advocate for children -- despite her fears -- and showing her what real love is.

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                  God calls out nobodies. He takes people with ordinary lives and works extraordinarily through them. David. Abraham. Me.

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