Tag Archives: child sponsorship

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.

Participating in suffering to give birth to something more: A Good Friday reflection

Participating in suffering to give birth to something more: A Good Friday reflection | World Vision Blog

Three crosses overlooking Huanta, Peru. (Photo: 2014 Eugene Lee/World Vision)

"When we join in with others, hope rises from ashes and the beauty of God’s Kingdom intensifies."

A Good Friday reflection from blogger Benjamin L. Corey: how Jesus was greater than the suffering in our world … and how we're invited to follow in his footsteps.

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 for 2016 isn't even about you?

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!

Indigenous people fight their way to equality

Indigenous people fight their way to equality | World Vision Blog

Quechua children in Huanta, Peru are growing up in better circumstances than their parents' and grandparents' generations—they are engaged, confident citizens. (Photo: 2014 Eugene Lee/World Vision)

The UN honors today as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

After Peru's period of violence in the 80s and 90s, thousands of World Vision sponsors in the U.S. stepped in as advocates for Peru's indigenous Quechua.

Today, more than 20 years later, the next generation are off to college and careers, shaping their own futures!

You don’t have to care about everything

You don’t have to care about everything | World Vision Blog

Blogger Addie Zierman builds a puzzle with Mariam and Vahan in Armenia. (Photo: 2015 Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)

After almost not joining us in Armenia this winter, while visiting our community in Gyumri blogger Addie Zierman had a moment of epiphany …

See how Addie was able to let go of feeling that she needed to give her whole heart to Armenia, witnessing how families, youth, and staff there are passionate and empowered to care for themselves!

Love overcomes

Love overcomes | World Vision Blog

9-year-old Badal with his aunt, who is raising him. (Photo: 2014 Annila Harris/World Vision)

9-year-old Badal is a World Vision sponsored child in India. He is also a special needs student.

See how attending the World Vision center has helped him find a place where he is loved, accepted, and can be himself, and how he is thriving in that environment!

On letting go of our poverty myths

On letting go of our poverty myths | World Vision Blog

Blogger Addie Zierman in Armenia with Aleksandr, the boy she sponsors, and his father. (Photo: 2015 Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)

When blogger Addie Zierman traveled with us to Armenia this winter, she carried with her myths about what poverty was and what it would look like when she met the boy she sponsors.

Read what Addie learned about the truth of poverty, and what it means to a five-year-old boy.

Hope for Hovhannes

Hope for Hovhannes | World Vision Blog

2-year-old Hovhannes with his parents and their World Vision sponsor, Matthew. (Photo: 2015 Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)

Hovhannes is two and lives with his parents in northern Armenia. Last month, he got to meet his sponsor, World Vision blog manager Matthew Brennan!

Having seen World Vision's work in Armenia up close, Matthew has high hopes for Hovhannes's future. See why …

Moriah’s child

Moriah’s child | World Vision Blog

Moriah with photos of her new sponsored child, Claris. (Photo: 2015 Jon Warren/World Vision)

“The Easter story is a story of justice and the length that someone would go to bring justice to the world.”

See how a brand-new child sponsorship is helping to bring justice, happiness, and joy to a little girl in Zambia this Lenten season.

Zhanna exists

Zhanna exists | World Vision Blog

Amy with her sponsored child, Zhanna. (Photo: 2015 Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)

Sponsoring a child through World Vision is more than setting up a monthly auto-pay from your bank account. It's a relationship with a child, a real child who lives a real life in a country far away.

Amy Bellgardt of Mom Spark is with us this week in Armenia, and on Saturday she had the chance to meet Zhanna, the little girl she sponsors!

Read about Amy's dedication to Zhanna's life and well-being.