Our writer Shaun Kempston and his wife are very close to having a New Year Baby!
Hear from Shaun about this new addition-to-be for their family and how they've gone about choosing her name. And along the way, meet some of the babies we've met around the world in 2016.
January 1st and this whole New Year business got some people thinking about the first babies of the year. Since my wife is very pregnant and everyone else is on vacation, they thought I might have something worthwhile to share. They said, “Just be yourself.” And I said, “That is probably not a good idea.” So take everything you read with a light heart.
Everybody loves babies, right?
#1 bestselling author Debbie Macomber is the spokesperson for our Knit for Kids program!
Today, see how it all began.
Over the years, I’ve been asked how it is I became involved with World Vision’s Knit for Kids program. This is the point where I suggest you grab a cup of coffee, put up your feet, and settle into a comfy chair while I tell you a story.
In 2015, our bloggers brought you stories live from Armenia and Cambodia; we featured guests like Max Lucado and Debbie Macomber; we covered crises that included Syrian refugees, the Nepal earthquake, and South Sudan; and we featured fiction for the first time during the holidays!
We’ve loved it all … which were your favorites? Find out below!
How do you survive a seven-month winter when you have next to nothing?
See how Hasmik's family survives in wintry Armenia, and how World Vision is helping to keep families like theirs a little warmer this winter.
Five-year-old Hamaspyur (called Hasmik for short) steps gingerly out into the snow-covered landscape. It’s unusual for her to be standing outside during the winter months because her family has no winter shoes for her. The snow quickly soaks her pink fabric shoes, leaving her cold and shivering.
Her mother, Rima, worries about her children being outside in the cold, afraid they will get sick.
Five-year-old Shelby in Kenya has cerebral palsy, and for a while she and her mother Anne didn't have the support that Shelby needed.
Through our USAID-funded ACCESS wheelchair program, not only does Shelby now have a wheelchair, she has ongoing clinical and social support!
Read Shelby's and Anne's story, and see the transformative difference the right wheelchair has made in their lives as well as across their community.
Five years ago, Anne was blessed with a baby girl, Shelby, who was ushered into the world with much love and affection. In the beginning, everything was fine; however, as time went on Shelby seemed different from other children. After many trips to various hospitals and doctors, Shelby’s parents learned that their daughter had cerebral palsy.
“Life was very difficult,” Anne said.
When our writer/photographer team Kari and Jon travel to the field, their mission is to capture amazing stories so they can virtually take you with them to those places.
Through the World Vision Experience, see how an interactive tour brings their stories of children like Sonali in Bangladesh even closer! And how you can experience it, too.
“I wish I could take you with me.”
It’s one of my deepest desires as a reporter for World Vision.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve been privileged to travel to more than 35 countries to cover World Vision’s work and report back on how lives around the world are being changed.
Happy Father's Day!
Working with fathers around the world is one of the most powerful ways that World Vision helps to create a world of equality and non-violence.
We invite you today to share in the transformative stories of five fathers that demonstrate the importance of positive, nurturing fatherhood.
Today, we celebrate Father’s Day. It is a heart-warming celebration of fathers and father figures who have played an impactful role in the lives of their children and families.
Approximately four out of five men around the world will be fathers at some point in their lives, and nearly all men have connections to children as mentors, teachers, coaches, uncles, stepfathers, brothers, or friends.
Last summer, #1 bestselling author Debbie Macomber traveled to Kenya as the spokesperson for World Vision's Knit For Kids program to help hand out hand-knitted gifts of love!
For Debbie, knitting is more than an amazing way to help children around the world … it's also personal. Read her story!
Knitting has always played a major role in my life.
I learned to knit the summer I turned eleven after pestering my mother for weeks. She knew how to crochet but wasn't familiar with the skill of knitting. In an effort to appease me she took me to the local yarn store and asked the ladies there if they would teach me. She purchased yarn and needles for me and as they say, the rest is history.