The desire to write back to her World Vision sponsor helped inspire Sangla to learn English. Today, she has become an English teacher in Thailand.
Nalangu once could not afford to send her four children to school for lack of fees. But now, through beekeeping, many children in her community can enjoy a decent education.
Katie Swift, marketing project administrator for World Vision Micro, tells the story of Sam Mai, an entrepreneur from Cambodia who changed her life and the lives of her children through two World Vision microloans.
In 2010, Jeremiah tested positive for HIV, then lost his wife four days after she gave birth, leaving him with eight children to care for. Feeling alone and afraid, he sought counseling from World Vision.
Several years later, he is the happy beneficiary of World Vision's livelihood project and is able to take care of his family. Now, he dares to dream about his future.
“My overshirt is off, my hat is off, and I’m really sucking air at this point.”
This is a snapshot of Mark Smith struggling with a 55-pound jug of water in the middle of sweltering Ethiopia. It certainly isn’t where you’d expect to find the owner of the most successful Harley Davidson shop in the United States.
Today marks the 19-year anniversary of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide that took the lives of almost 800,000 people in 1994.
World Vision's Tom Costanza visited the "Hotel Rwanda" in February, and recalls his trip and the tragedy 19 years before.
Ten years ago, families in impoverished communities in southern Peru like Cusipata were focused exclusively on agriculture and ways to earn money to survive. In their struggles against poverty, parents were distanced from their children, who became last in receiving attention and love.
But thanks to World Vision’s work, this community has changed, and now parents put their hope in their children for sustainable development.
My father, Bob Pierce, first traveled to China in 1947 with Youth for Christ. World Vision wasn’t even a twinkle in his eye. But years later, he would write, “My own world vision from God was sparked on that first trip.” Among the people who ignited that spark were women who were determined to change the world in Jesus’ name.
Contortion -- the art of flexing and bending your body into jaw-dropping positions -- is a highly-respected, centuries-old tradition in Mongolia. As part of its development program in the area, World Vision supports a contortion class to help children have fun and develop social skills.
World Vision staff around the globe shot more than 10,000 photos this year. Working in nearly 100 countries, they documented the year’s most urgent humanitarian emergencies as well as moments of inner strength and joy. Here are 12 memorable photos from 2012.
World AIDS Day is December 1. Dean Owen, senior adviser for communications at World Vision International, shares his experience with how AIDS has affected a community in South Africa -- and how this pandemic has shaped humanity since its discovery in the 1980s.
LEFT: Lopez Lomong shares with students at Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma, Washington. (Photo: Lindsey Minerva/World Vision)
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Steve Haas speaks on behalf of World Vision about the important issues that affect communities and churches, offering ways for his audiences to make a difference in the global arena.
This past summer, Steve had the unique opportunity to work closely with Olympic runner and World Vision partner Lopez Lomong. Today, Steve reflects on how his relationship with the Olympic athlete helped him to see God at work.
SPOILER ALERT: If you do not yet want to know the results of Lopez Lomong’s final race, stop reading now.
Any mom would be proud to see her son compete in the Olympic Games, but I can’t help but think that for Barb Rogers -- the woman who, together with husband, Rob, adopted Lopez Lomong -- the experience must be especially moving.
Now, we want to show you what a day looks like for Lopez as he trains for the Olympics. World Vision photographer Jon Warren traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona, to spend a day with Lopez before he left to compete in London.
Lopez's preliminary race will be televised today. Check your listings for the men's 5,000-meter run, and cheer Lopez on.