[Video] Sponsorship: a lifetime of change

    Before sponsorship, Brian and his family didn't have a roof over their heads. They didn't have a lamp to see at night.

    But all of that changed after Brian became sponsored and received a special gift from his sponsor in the United States.

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        Sponsorship: A light in Brian’s future

        In the most beautiful, mountainous landscape you could ever imagine, the Rift Valley of Kenya is a land of contrasts.

        While waterfalls, canyons, and wild monkeys complement glorious sunsets, not all who find themselves in this land have time to appreciate its beauty -- at least, not when basic needs aren’t met.

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        Through the crazy red dirt and rocky “roads” in Bartabwa, we found ourselves sitting in a church with no walls in front of a glowing woman who, though shy at first, was excited to share her story.

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            Why I love Christmas

            Leo, age 4, explains why he loves Christmas and why he would give the gift of a chicken.

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              [Video] Water is life for every child

              Kris Allen, host of this year's True Spirit of Christmas Tour, shares his perspective on the life-changing impacts of clean water.

              "...For some of us, giving a goat or a chicken might make sense because that is something that is tangible. But clean water can provide life for those things..."

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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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