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His sister’s keeper: Protecting kids from child sacrifice

His sister’s keeper: Protecting kids from child sacrifice | World Vision Blog

Family friends smooth over the concrete of 6-year-old Trevor's grave after his body was found yesterday. (Photo: Jon Warren/World Vision)

Yesterday, 6-year-old Trevor’s body was found in Uganda. He had been sacrificed by a witchdoctor. Our staff writer Kari is there in Uganda right now.

Pray with us for Trevor’s mother, and see how our Amber Alert program is working to bring children home when they’re abducted:

The crazy love of humanitarian aid workers

The crazy love of humanitarian aid workers | World Vision Blog

World Vision staffer in South Sudan, Michael Angkok with four children he helped unite with relatives after their parents were killed. (Photo: 2015 Jon Warren/World Vision)

What earns humanitarian aid workers the right to speak into the lives of others? Simple: love! Crazy love.

This #WorldHumanitarianDay, hear from our president Richard Stearns about how the example of our staff provokes the question that only the gospel can answer.

True glory: Lessons from Lopez Lomong

True glory: Lessons from Lopez Lomong | World Vision Blog

Lopez Lomong: former South Sudanese "Lost Boy" and refugee in Kenya, and former 5,000 meter runner for the USA Olympic team. (Photo: 2012 Jon Warren/World Vision)

As athletes compete this week in Brazil, they are striving for the glory of being the best in the world.

Former Olympic runner Lopez Lomong's story—of being a Lost Boy of Sudan and refugee, to becoming an American and Olympian—shows us what true glory looks like: "a life lived for others."

Read his story.

World Breastfeeding Week: The value of nutrition

World Breastfeeding Week: The value of nutrition | World Vision Blog

Mazengia breastfeeds her 1-year-old son, Dawit. "I love my family more than anything in this world, and there is nothing that makes me happier than seeing everyone healthy." She attended a program in Ethiopia for mothers that included nutrition training. (Photo: 2015 Kelley Lynch/World Vision)

This week (August 1-7) is World Breastfeeding Week!

Our nutrition expert writes about how exclusive "breastfeeding really is the best start a newborn can have."

Read about the impact that breastfeeding and good nutrition training is making in Ethiopia.

Lured into marriage: A survivor’s story of being trafficked

Lured into marriage: A survivor’s story of being trafficked | World Vision Blog

Pyone at her new job at Eden Ministry making beads. (Photo: 2016 Khin Myo Kant/World Vision)

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

Pyone is a survivor of human trafficking. After four years trapped in another country, today she is reunited with her family, working to support her daughter, and this past spring told her story so other young women might avoid her horrible experience.

Read her story here.

Four ways to connect your teens with the world

Four ways to connect your teens with the world | World Vision Blog

Teens in the Dominican Republic are finding ways to engage in the improvement of their community. (Photo: 2016 Eugene Lee/World Vision)

Raising teens can be tough. With their full schedules, how do you balance school, friends, and activities while still finding room to teach them about important issues in the world?

Blogger Nicole Wick gives four tips for how to help your kids better understand global poverty.

Teaching children empathy as a way to see and address poverty

Teaching children empathy as a way to see and address poverty | World Vision Blog

A family in Bolivia gardens together through a World Vision greenhouse project. Blogger Joy Bennett traveled with us to Bolivia in 2012. (Photo: ©2012 Ilana Rose/World Vision)

How can we redefine "selfishness" with our kids so it includes the thriving of all humans, not only ourselves?

Blogger Joy Bennett describes three ways to help our children grow stronger in empathy.

The case for inclusive innovation

The case for inclusive innovation | World Vision Blog

Women in Northern Kenya harvest cream with a manual cream separator. (Photo: World Vision)

Creative, new ideas—innovation—are vital for both emerging and developing economies, and in fact vital for the globalized system of today. And yet there is still uncertainty in the international development space about what innovation is and how it should be done.

Hear today about some of the creative ways that World Vision is addressing the challenges of poverty!

Syrian refugees: Solidarity in song

Syrian refugees: Solidarity in song

Mohammed sings to refugee children on the bus heading home from our Child-Friendly Space in Lebanon. (Photo: 2016 Jon Warren/World Vision)

It's all right to feel, even when it hurts.

Many refugee children don't know how to cope with traumatic memories. Meet Mohammed, who leads children in song at our Child-Friendly Space in Lebanon to help them learn how to express themselves.

He's expressing his own emotions, too.

Christ first, America second

Christ first, America second | World Vision Blog

Crosses erected on a steep hillside above the city of Zahlé in Lebanon, the sun rising over Syria to the east. (Photo: 2016 Jon Warren/World Vision)

As we celebrate America this holiday weekend, World Vision USA president Richard Stearns reminds us that we are citizens of Christ first.

God has blessed our nation, but for Christians those blessings come with a purpose. See the priorities our faith commands:

The best people on Earth: Bravery and beauty in Iraq

The best people on Earth: Bravery and beauty in Iraq | World Vision Blog

One of Iraq's displaced millions, Marian still dreams of becoming a doctor someday. (Photo: 2016 Kari Costanza/World Vision)

World Refugee Day remembers those who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Their number is staggering: almost 60 million. Today, one in every 122 people is a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking asylum.

But these people are more than just numbers. They are some of the most incredible people on earth, as World Vision writer Kari Costanza found in Iraq.

Syria: Yesterday, today, tomorrow

Syria: Yesterday, today, tomorrow | World Vision Blog

Chandra and Dan Brissette with their three children.

Meet Chandra and Dan Brissette: they lived in Damascus, Syria, while working with the Foreign Service from 2002 to 2004.

In today’s Q&A, they talk about how much they loved pre-war Syria, why they were inspired last fall to help refugees of the Syrian crisis — by starting a fundraiser for socks! — and their hopes for Syria’s tomorrow.

Joseph the dairy farmer

Joseph the dairy farmer | World Vision Blog

In many World Vision communities, our development work often begins with clean water, but long-term it's much more comprehensive! 

From clean water to farming training to small business support, see what transformation means for Joseph, a dairy farmer in Zambia. 

Connecting the dots: Vulnerability, environmental stewardship, and resilience

Connecting the dots: Vulnerability, environment stewardship, and resilience | World Vision Blog

In Tanzania, Neseriani helps her neighbor dig a water pan to capture rainfall. (Photo: 2013 Jon Warren/World Vision)

World Environment Day calls us to be good stewards. This is especially important for people living in poverty: their livelihoods depend on the natural resources that are often overexploited.

Our Natural Resource Management advisor explains how we're working to promote good stewardship.

Are you the protagonist of your life story?

Are you the protagonist of your life story? | World Vision Blog

Blogger Elayna Fernandez visits World Vision youth programs in the Dominican Republic. (Photo: Eugene Lee/World Vision)

Are you the protagonist in your own life story … with God as the Author?

Join blogger Elayna Fernandez—The Positive Momas she meets youth in the Dominican Republic who are becoming leaders in God's story and inspiring others to embrace their own identity. 

How sound policy can silence the sound of suffering

How sound policy can silence the sound of suffering | World Vision Blog

In 1985, a hungry Ethiopian family huddles in their "home" in a dry river bed. (Photo: ©1985 Steve Reynolds/World Vision)

30 years ago, bad policies, drought, and the resulting famine led to mass starvation and the deaths of at least 400,000 people in Ethiopia.

Today, as parts of Africa face a new drought, we have the opportunity to put in place a good policy that could help prevent another worst-case scenario.

Learn about the bill that's in Congress right now and what you can do to help.

“I explored, I understood, and I chose”

“I explored, I understood, and I chose” | World Vision Blog

A World Vision trained Peer Educator counsels a family in India. (Photo: 2015 Max Greenstein/World Vision)

Families around the world that make a plan to space out their pregnancies improve the health of both the mothers and children.

Today on International Day of Families, meet two moms in India who chose the best plans for their families to help ensure productive futures for their kids!