Tag Archives: child sponsorship

“Wouldn’t you want somebody to do this for you?”

“Wouldn’t you want somebody to do this for you?” | World Vision Blog

Makaylah has a heart for the world and is excited to walk our 6K for Water. (Photo: 2016 Laura Reinhardt)

First and foremost, World Vision’s Global 6K for Water is about providing clean water to thousands of children.

10-year-old Makaylah offers these words to people who are still undecided about participating: “If you were about to die or were getting sick because you didn’t have clean water, wouldn’t you want somebody to do this for you?”

Bringing happiness to a child named Happy

Bringing happiness to a child named Happy | World Vision Blog

Sponsored child Francis and his friend Happy (right), both 12, display orange World Vision Hope bracelets. (Photo: ©2005 World Vision/photo by Brian Sytsma)

Many names help give meaning to a person’s life. For International Day of Happiness, we’re celebrating children around the world with the name Happy!

Hear what makes some of our Happy-named staff happy, and see a fun way that you can bring a little happiness to the world today.

How to spread love across the world

How to spread love across the world | World Vision Blog

Photos of Rina, one of Kelly's sponsored children. (Photo: ©World Vision/courtesy of Kelly Stilwell)

When building relationships with their sponsored children, most of our sponsors find themselves sending that love long-distance.

Hear from Kelly, who blogs at Virtually Yours, about how she builds relationships over distance and over time, and how love has made the world feel just a little bit smaller.

Seeing the faces of the world

Seeing the faces of the world | World Vision Blog

This happy face lives in one of our sponsorship communities in Ethiopia. (Photo: ©2015 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

David Henriksen has been a sponsor with World Vision since 2003 and is the CEO of iDisciple.

Today, he writes about what is most powerful about seeing the faces of his sponsored children, and ponders how Jesus sees the faces of the people in our world.

The road less traveled

The road less traveled | World Vision Blog

Modester and her cousin Evelyn hold a baby goat. (Photo: ©2016 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Many young women in rural Africa face difficult futures: of early marriage, young motherhood, limited education, and meager livings.

But not Modester.

At 18, Modester is one of the top students in all of Zambia! She's headed for university and whatever big dream she may have in mind.

See what made the difference for her.

Everybody loves Patricia

Everybody loves Patricia | World Vision Blog

Patricia Heaton's sponsored child, Gracious, doesn't have electricity, so she's never seen Patricia on TV in shows like ABC's The Middle.

To Gracious, Patricia Heaton is a superstar because she's her sponsor!

Travel to Zambia today with Patricia as she meets Gracious and sees the impact of World Vision's work.

Defending her life

Defending her life | World Vision Blog

Hector Rodriguez Garcia and his 16-year-old daughter Janeth grow coffee in Honduras. (Photo: Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)

This is the story of two fathers in Honduras: Jose Gustavo, a farmer who is motivated by his faith and the loss of his daughter Maria Paula, and Hector, whose 16-year-old daughter Janeth helps him grow coffee.

Read how overcoming poverty through sponsorship and economic development helps to defend childhood and enables children to experience full lives right where God planted them.

The wisdom of compassion

The wisdom of compassion | World Vision Blog

Photo: 2013 Paul Bettings/World Vision

Living a life of compassion and justice is obedient to how God wants us to live as Christians. God says that it is advantageous to our own souls to choose to care about the poorest people in the world.

Blogger Haley Bodine explains how the book of Proverbs—a book about living wisely—tell us it is not only good of us to love the poor … it is also good for us.

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.

Beautiful giving | Bella bondad

Beautiful giving | Bella bondad | World Vision Blog

Blogger Daily Baez visits our work with children in the Dominican Republic. (Photo: Eugene Lee/World Vision)

Blogger Daily Baez was born in the Dominican Republic, and remembering her childhood, writes: "World Vision has given me hope."

Two weeks ago, Daily returned to her homeland with our bloggers to visit that hope in person. Today, see the DR through Daily's eyes.

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8 stories that fed my soul in the Dominican Republic

8 stories that fed my soul in the Dominican Republic | World Vision Blog

Food blogger Melissa Bailey visits children in the DR. (Photo: Eugene Lee/World Vision)

Food blogger Melissa Bailey (Hungry Food Love) grew up in the Dominican Republic, and returned to her homeland last week with the World Vision Bloggers!

Take a tour of eight stories she experienced that nourished her soul, and the top five things she learned about World Vision.

Greater than her family’s hunger

Greater than her family’s hunger | World Vision Blog

Saoly (right) with her parents and two of her seven siblings. (Photo: 2015 Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)

In Cambodia, Saoly's family used to live in debt and hunger: she and her seven siblings used to fight over who got rice to eat that day.

But families are greater when they work together and when they're empowered with God's love. Watch this family transform!

The best day of my life

The best day of my life | World Vision Blog

Omaru and his sister, Francess, listened to school classes on solar-powered radios during the 9-month Ebola outbreak. (Photo: 2015 Sahr Kemoh Ngaujah/World Vision)

Children in Sierra Leone spent nine months out of school during the Ebola outbreak. When they returned, they did so with fear of the disease and coping with the loss of loved ones. Still, it was a day of hope and celebration.

See how World Vision continues to support the long-term recovery of children in Sierra Leone after Ebola, and experience their bittersweet return to school through their eyes.

Living to love

Living to love | World Vision Blog

The Syrian refugee crisis is at the forefront of the world’s concerns. But there are other places around the world where poverty and violence are forcing family members to leave home to search for a better life: about 60 million people today are refugees or displaced … including from Honduras.

World Vision is working to create opportunities in Honduras with one hope: to give people a reason to stay. Gennri and Marisol’s love story is a perfect example.

12 steps to a deeper relationship with your sponsored child

12 steps to a deeper relationship with your sponsored child | World Vision Blog

A World Vision sponsor meets her sponsored child in Guatemala. (Photo: 2013 Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)

What if the best New Year's resolution you can make is about someone else?

This 12-step guide from blogger Rachel Teodoro outlines monthly fun and creative ways that will help you build a deep relationship with the child you sponsor throughout the year!