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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                [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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