Can new warm clothes during a cold winter help put a good student back on track to following her dreams?
Yes! Read how.
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.
Video greetings this Christmas Eve from two of our favorite musicians …
Our friends and partners Mike from Big Daddy Weave, and Israel Houghton!
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.
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!
"This is love; not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son." –1 John 4:10 (NIV)
Twelve of our favorite smiles from children around the world for the twelve days of Christmas!
Which one is your favorite?
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.
"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!
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.
Love, loss, and healing in Romania: how 20 years of friendship, 25 years of recovery after communism, and healing after loss are leading these two friends – Aurora and Kari – to find loving sponsors for 500 Romanian children.
This Christmas, celebrate the gift that Jesus offers to us and to the children we serve: fullness of life! (John 10:10) When you choose gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalog, you're sharing lasting change with children and families in need.
In this shopping guide for the holidays, you’ll find suggestions and insider’s tips on how to make the most of your giving this season. Spend once and give twice!
"You are the light of the world …" ~Matthew 5:14 (NIV).
At the age of 10, Subera in India was a child laborer, crushing stones by hand into construction material. It was her mother's same life: early marriage, no education, hard labor and poverty.
Today, Subera is 14 and in school, and on her way to a better future! See what broke her cycle of poverty and is helping make her big dreams come true.
Finding the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family can be a difficult task.
But with these five popular items from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, you can bring meaningful help and hope to children, families, and entire communities struggling with poverty, while honoring someone special in your life!
Melisa in Guatemala is 12 and the second oldest of 6. She loves being a big sister and helping her family: walking her siblings to school each morning and feeding the animals her family has received from World Vision.
That's why she's so grateful for World Vision's support – to watch her family grow with the nourishment from farm animals and for them to attend better schools and have the supplies they need!
Read about how she is a growing light for her brothers and sisters, and her whole community!
When last winter arrived, the water pipes in Teena's home in West Virginia burst, leaving her and her family without water or the means to fix them … for eight months.
This fall, missions teams through World Vision's U.S. Programs came and fixed her water system, bringing peace, a river of water, shouts of joy from her sons, and tears of joy from Teena!
This is their story.
Belen in Nicaragua is 6 and well on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a doctor!
Not only does her sponsor provide her with the school supplies she needs; sponsorship also helps her eat better, which keeps her healthy, which in turn keeps her in school!
See sponsorship at work in Belen's family…
In the past year, climate change has brought less rain to southern Zambia, causing families to struggle to feed their children with their meager crops.
World Vision is training mothers on ways to increase the nutritional value of the foods they feed their children, which has limited the number of children suffering from malnutrition.