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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                Women of Vision devotional: "The Full Circle"

                Sandy Grubb, member of the Columbia-Willamette chapter of Women of Vision, as well as a World Vision U.S. board member, shares this inspiring devotional as Christians around the world prepare to observe Good Friday and Christ's subsequent resurrection on Easter morning.

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                  Pope Francis: A heart for the struggling

                  Catholics around the world celebrated the election of Pope Francis last week. Today, I join my brothers and sisters in Christ by sending my prayers and congratulations.

                  All followers of Jesus Christ are compelled to do justice, to love goodness, and to walk humbly with our God, by loving our neighbors as ourselves, especially the most vulnerable. The Catholic Church serves more vulnerable people than any other entity worldwide and here in America, and has been a strong advocate for those in need.

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                    Women of Vision devotional: "Repairer of Broken Walls"

                    Today's post is a Lenten devotional by Anna Goodworth from the Women of Vision chapter in Hartford, Connecticut. Women of Vision is a volunteer ministry of World Vision that equips women to serve impoverished and oppressed women and children worldwide.

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