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Transforming lives with clean water

Transforming lives with clean water | World Vision Blog

Today, Dr. Greg Allgood—World Vision USA vice president for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene—reflects on a recent trip to the village of Duke in Malawi.

See how clean water transformed the lives of the people of Duke, from "I didn't think we were going to make it" to "a little piece of paradise"!

When Moses got milk

When Moses got milk | World Vision Blog

Photo: 2015 Jon Warren/World Vision

Our writer/photographer team Kari and Jon are in Rwanda this week! On Tuesday, they met 11-year-old Moses, an orphan who was brought back from the brink of death by milk.

See how cows and a pay-it-forward spirit are helping to transform Rwandan communities and young lives.

Justice as a theological necessity

Justice as a theological necessity | World Vision Blog

Children in Rwanda read their Bible. (Photo: 2013 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Pastor, author, and founder of The Justice Conference, Ken Wytsma writes today about the phrase "theology of justice," which means that "our understanding of God should compel justice."

Does this mandate from God also include social justice?

Motherhood, loss, and hope in Zimbabwe

Motherhood, loss, and hope in Zimbabwe | World Vision Blog

Photo: 2014 Diana Stone

After losing a child, and even after childbirth, mothers need time to heal. In Zimbabwe, they don't always get that time, which endangers their health and the health of their families.

Guest blogger Diana Stone writes today about her recent World Vision trip to visit mothers and children in Zimbabwe and to see how World Vision is working to keep them healthy!

Raising a family after disaster

Raising a family after disaster | World Vision Blog

Bellanda, 10 years old when the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, attends a World Vision Child-Friendly Space in Port-au-Prince. (Photo: 2010 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Bellanda was 10 years old when the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti. Afterward, she and her family are still able to pursue their big dreams for the future:

“I want to be a children’s doctor one day because I like babies,” Bellanda said.

See how World Vision's programs in the quake's aftermath set this family on the road to recovery.

Knit For Kids with Debbie Macomber

Knit For Kids with Debbie Macomber | World Vision Blog

Grace holds her baby, Cherapa, in a Knit For Kids blanket outside of Namaran clinic, which World Vision supports in Kenya. (Photo: 2014 Lindsey Minerva/World Vision)

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!

A second chance at Christmas

A second chance at Christmas | World Vision Blog

5-year-old Sona was a sponsored child in Gyumri, Armenia in 2003. (Photo: 2003 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Today is Christmas in Armenia!

The land where Noah's Ark came to rest after the flood in Genesis, Armenia has long been a land of second chances. See how today, Armenia is getting a second chance after the fall of communism, and how World Vision is helping through child sponsorship and more.

Our top five blogs of 2014

Our top five blogs of 2014 | World Vision Blog

(Photo: 2011 Jon Warren/World Vision)

From stories about emergency responses like South Sudan, Iraq, and the U.S. Border … to guest bloggers like Rich Stearns, Matthew Paul Turner, and Eugene Cho … to one story that’s been read more than 50,000 times, it’s been quite a year!

See which five were your favorites.

Warm clothes help Denisa follow her big dream

Warm clothes help Denisa follow her big dream | World Vision Blog

Denisa hugs her 4-year-old brother Razvan as they wear their brand-new warm clothing. (Photo: 2013 Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)

Can new warm clothes during a cold winter help put a good student back on track to following her dreams?

Yes! Read how.

Day 25: Baby Jesus, child refugee

Day 25: Baby Jesus, child refugee | World Vision Blog

Merry Christmas!

Today we celebrate Jesus' birth. Soon after the first Christmas, Jesus himself and his parents became refugees in Egypt, fleeing King Herod.

Today, Rich Stearns—president of World Vision USA—reflects on refugees, then and today, our spiritual exile from God, and the longing for us all to come home.

Day 23: I found hope in the arms of God

Day 23: I found hope in the arms of God | World Vision

14-year-old Eranda accepted Jesus at a World Vision summer camp in Albania in 2013! "My happiness is indescribable," she says.

Though her life is simple, and despite her family’s economic situation, her dreams are big. Now she is confident that God will provide the education she longs for, and that He has big plans for her future!

Read her story.

Day 22: Educating children with Christian values

Day 22: Educating children with Christian values | World Vision Blog

The book of Proverbs says, “Train up a child in the way he should go. And when he is old he will not depart from it.” There is no doubt that childhood is the perfect time to start building Christian and moral values basis!

See how Ronald in El Salvador is setting foot on the right path toward achieving his big dreams, with his Bible in hand!

Day 19: A Christmas prayer guide

Day 19: A Christmas prayer guide | World Vision Blog

On Christmas, we celebrate Christ's birth, but also hold a vigil for His return.

In this final week of Advent, pray with us for the world and in remembrance of God's promise that He has come and is coming again.

Today's prayer guide leads us into Christmas.

Day 18: A child worker becomes an artist

Day 18: A child worker becomes an artist | World Vision Blog

"When I see a child crying, that affects me.” Joel, 22, is pursuing his big dream of being a painter in Peru.

Having been a child worker, Joel understands that life better than most. That's why his college thesis is a series of paintings depicting child workers.

See how his life transformed from a laborer to an artist!

Day 17: What I didn’t wish for

Day 17: What I didn’t wish for | World Vision Blog

Jane Sutton-Redner, the editorial director of our World Vision Magazine, first met Jhon in Peru – the "singer of his neighborhood" – when he was 6, back in 1997. She quickly arranged to sponsor him.

Jhon is 24 now, and Jane had the opportunity to visit him again last month! See the difference her relationship has made in his life, and the dream that came true for him that she hadn't even wished for.