The Journey to Becoming an Advocate

May 11, 2017By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories No Comments

This blog was originally published on the World Vision blog.  By Beth Happick Beth is a co-chairwoman for the Baltimore chapter of Women of Vision, attended the 2012 Women of Vision National Conference in Washington, D.C. Here, she shares some inspiring reflections on how the conference helped her become a passionate advocate for those suffering from … Read More

Job Promise Turns to Nightmare

April 11, 2017By Guest AuthorForeign Assistance 1 Comment

By Rhonda Hirst Joy*, 49, has eight children. She lived a basic yet comfortable life in a remote community in the rolling hills of Ormoc, Philippines. Her husband made coconut wine and sold two large barrels a week for 5,000 pesos, about $100. “We were happy before Yolanda,” she explains. (“Yolanda” is the Philippine name … Read More

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Advocacy Symbolizes Love Too

February 14, 2017By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

By Caryn Wright, Advocacy Integration and Campaigns Intern  It is the season of candy hearts, chocolate kisses, and Valentine’s cards — with “approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards exchanged annually, this makes Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas,” according to the History Channel. However, this day can often feel flat and … Read More

Closer Steps to a Better Future

January 31, 2017By Guest AuthorChild Education 1 Comment

By Daniel Gin Sian Mung “It took an hour [long] walk to reach school. We had to [wade] through deep sewage during the rains. Stray dogs also followed us,” says 8-year-old Seema, who lives with her grandmother in a village in Tonk, Rajasthan, India. These were only some of the dangers she and her friends … Read More

Breaking from Convention: Hem’s Story

January 11, 2017By Guest AuthorProtecting Children No Comments

Globally, 11 percent of girls are married before they are 15. This often means that they drop out of school, don’t work, and are at greater risk of complications due to pregnancy and childbirth. But World Vision is working to stop this through local advocacy programs that educate communities about the harm early marriage causes … Read More

From the Nation’s Breadbasket: A Pastor’s Call to End Hunger

January 4, 2017By Guest AuthorFood and Nutrition 1 Comment

In this article originally published in a column co-hosted by Agri-Pulse and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Pastor John Crosby shares his experience witnessing poverty and hunger and reminds us of Jesus’ call to feed the hungry. By John Crosby “Give them something to eat,” Jesus said. As a pastor, I’m struck by these well-known words, spoken … Read More