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.
The World Vision bloggers returned home from Guatemala a week ago, having witnessed firsthand how World Vision’s work helps transform the lives of children, families, and communities through child sponsorship. Matthew Paul Turner writes about his prayer during the trip to be able to feel and witness the experience.
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.
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. Jessica Shyba looks back on the week and reflects on the many ways she has found this trip meaningful and moving.
This week I’m in Guatemala with the relief organization World Vision, witnessing and reporting on all the incredible work they are doing here. This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be sharing each day about my experiences.
Here in Guatemala, the World Vision bloggers are visiting the children and families that World Vision works with through a variety of programs. We’ve traveled here to witness the ways that World Vision’s work helps transform the lives of children, families, and communities through child sponsorship.