Praying to End Violence Against Children

December 17, 2016By Jessica BousquetteBible Verses No Comments

Above we see students who have the opportunity to brainstorm ways to end violence against children in their communities. Not all children have this opportunity – in fact over 1 billion children, half the world’s children, are trapped in a cycle experiencing violence themselves. Violence is not just physical – it takes a toll on … Read More

A Prayer for Advocates

A Prayer for Advocates

December 15, 2016By Zoey WilsonBible Verses No Comments

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9 NIV As Christians, we are called to advocate on behalf of the poor and needy, but it is not something we have to face on … Read More

Praying for our Leaders

Praying for our Leaders

December 14, 2016By Steve ReynoldsBible Verses 3 Comments

Did you know that nearly 90 percent of the U.S. Congress are Christians?  To me, that is an astonishing statistic!  As a person of faith, when I heard this, my mind immediately began to ask the obvious questions; “How can a group of Christians be so divided?” and, “Why don’t they just pray together and … Read More

Praying for People in Poverty

Praying for People in Poverty

December 13, 2016By Zoey WilsonBible Verses 1 Comment

This is part one of our 12-part series, 12 Prayers of Christmas. Check back and join us as we pray together leading up to Christmas.  “I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor    and upholds the cause of the needy.” Psalm 140:12 NIV There are 836 million people in the world living in extreme … Read More

Progress and Hope on World Aids Day

Progress and Hope on World Aids Day

December 1, 2016By Lisa BosUncategorized No Comments

I vaguely remember the rise of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s.  I can recall hearing stories of disease and death, but not really understanding what that meant—the devastation this horrible disease was causing families and communities.  I don’t think the disease became even a little bit real to me until I saw the television movie “The … Read More

It Comes Down to Resilience

It Comes Down to Resilience

November 23, 2016By Beth Ann SaraccoFood and Nutrition No Comments

Last February, a standing-room-only crowd of Congressional staff, U.S. government officials, and development and humanitarian practitioners gathered for a briefing in Washington, D.C. entitled “El Niño’s Strength: Smallholder Farmers, Food Security, and Resilience.” At the time of the briefing, El Niño (a naturally occurring weather phenomenon) was already showing indications of its strength and severity, … Read More

Joining the Bucket Brigade

Joining the Bucket Brigade

November 21, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories 3 Comments

Leigh Sides, an advocate from Flower Mound, Texas, wanted to know, “How can I be useful?” She asked God, “Whatever it is you want me to do, I want it to count.” A month later, she received an email from World Vision’s Advocacy team asking her to sign up for an in-district meeting with her … Read More