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[VIDEO] The miracle of clean water

 

Kris Allen, host of the 2012 True Spirit of Christmas Tour, met a Kenyan mother whose family has benefited from a World Vision clean water project in her area. Where drought once caused extreme hardship, there is now new life.

"Every time I open the tap and see clean water come out, my heart is full of joy," says the mother. "I never believed that we could get such a thing."

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    [Video] Meet Kenya's newest goat herder

    We asked whether you wanted to see Kris Allen herd goats -- or feed goats.

    You voted -- and Kris is Kenya's newest goat herder.

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      [Video] Why alpacas make the perfect gift

      Juliette, age 4, shares why she loves Christmas -- and why she would give an alpaca out of the World Vision Gift Catalog.

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      Has Juliet convinced you that alpacas make the perfect gift?

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        [Video] The 'new' sustainable gift

        Yesterday, we introduced you to Mary, a woman who tragically lost everything in a flood. Goats from the World Vision Gift Catalog were a vital part of her regaining hope and stability in her life.

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          [Video] I thank God that someone has remembered me from afar

          Mary and her family lost everything in a flood: possessions, livestock, and their home.

          "I do not take it for granted getting to December. Making it to a new year. It is by God's grace."

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          Things changed for Mary when she received goats through the World Vision Gift Catalog.

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            [Video] Would you rather…

            We asked -- and you answered.

            We asked you to take a vote on our Facebook page: Would rather see Kris Allen carry chicken feed on his head, or play soccer with the kids in Kenya?

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            You voted to see Kris Allen play soccer with the kids in Kenya! Watch him play a pick-up game:

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              The most humbling thing about it all...

              Kris Allen, host of the 2012 True Spirit of Christmas tour, has been traveling with World Vision across Kenya for over a week now.

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                Chickens: Small gift, big impact

                Mary knows the True Spirit of Christmas personally -- because she has experienced a life-changing gift for herself. World Vision provided Mary with nine chickens as a source of income and nutrition.

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                  How chickens can change a life

                  "If I could capture a photo of what was in my heart that day, it would have been wonderful to see." says Mary, a mother of seven in Turkana. What momentous occasion was she describing?

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                    The votes are in....

                    We asked if you would rather see Kris Allen attempt to make a bracelet with the artisans at Zakale creations or learn a dance from his new friends in Kenya. You voted -- now watch the video to find out the result!

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