Indoor plumbing -- a devotional

Today, World Vision U.S. president Rich Stearns and his wife, Reneé, are releasing two new books! He Walks Among Us: Encounters With Christ in a Broken World is a book of devotionals, and God's Love For You is a Bible storybook for kids.

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    East of Eden

    Today is World Vision's annual Day of Prayer. To mark the beginning of our new fiscal year, staff members all across the globe gather together to spend the day in prayer and fellowship.

    For today's post, World Vision writer Kari Costanza reflects on the need for prayer around the world. Join us.

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      Mother Teresa and silence: Finding God among the poor

      Mother Teresa is a profound example of someone who chose to follow Jesus’ example of love and concern by caring for the needs of people living in poverty in Calcutta, India. Mother Teresa’s birthday today reminds us of her profound efforts of love, mercy, and kindness during her many years of service among the poorest of the poor.

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        The prodigal father

        World Vision writer and photographer Laura Reinhardt writes today about a father in Honduras whose faith brought him back to his family.

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        Francisco Rodriguez took any work he could find, usually construction. He had to leave his family to find day jobs in the nearby town of La Esperanza, in western Honduras.

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          A bus, a batey, and a faithful man

          In the Dominican Republic, World Vision's Esteban Cuevas wields an arsenal of curious tools to bring spiritual nurture to teens in his community -- balls, bats, chess sets, an old school bus, and a listening ear.

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            Why World Vision? Sharing God's love

            "He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor" (Luke 4:18b). At World Vision, we are a community of Christians following Christ's example to work alongside the poor and oppressed.

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              The Most Valuable Thing You Possess (excerpt from Unfinished)

              Last Tuesday, Rich Stearns -- president of World Vision U.S. and best-selling author of The Hole in our Gospel -- launched his second book: Unfinished: Believing Is Only The Beginning.

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                Two churches, two sundays (excerpt from Unfinished)

                This past Tuesday, Rich Stearns -- president of World Vision U.S. and best-selling author of The Hole in our Gospel -- launched his second book: Unfinished: Believing Is Only The Beginning.

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                  [Book Launch] Unfinished: Why believing is only the beginning

                  The Gospels present a sweeping, holistic view of the lives Jesus calls us to lead as His followers. But modern-day Christianity tends to sell this message short: We go about our daily routines believing that if we live morally, respect each other, and believe in Christ, we’re all set.

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                    Good Friday: Investing where hope seems dead

                    One of the most remarkable sentences in all of Scripture comes from the thief who was hanging next to Jesus on the cross. Jesus was just hours from death, and, by all appearances, had failed in his Messianic role.

                    Just days before, Jesus had entered Jerusalem, hailed as a king with shouts of “Hosanna!” But then, Jesus was betrayed, tried, beaten, and nailed to the cross. In the eyes of the disciples and all of his followers, it was all over.

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