Celebrating Fathers – Practicing Faith for Healthier Families

June 18, 2015By Guest AuthorHealthy Moms and Kids 2 Comments

In honor of Father’s Day, we are celebrating the role fathers play in improving families. Recently, World Vision Ethiopia released the report Practicing Faith: “Four stories from Ethiopia.” This report focuses on the role faith leaders can play in improving maternal and child health in communities. Below, Aberra Golo, a father and evangelical minister at a local church, shares … Read More

Motherhood, Loss, and Hope in Zimbabwe

February 24, 2015By Guest AuthorHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Guest blogger Diana Stone shares her story as a mother here in the United States, and how it helped her connect to the mothers she met on a trip she took to Zimbabwe with World Vision. Several months after I gave birth to extremely premature twin boys in 2012, who only lived a short time, my husband and I asked our doctor about having another baby. We were told it was up to us, but recommended waiting six months or perhaps until the twins’ due date had passed. She explained this would allow us time to grieve and me to heal physically…

Justice as a Theological Necessity

January 22, 2015By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

By Ken Wytsma, founder of The Justice Conference I often use the phrase “Theology of Justice.” In fact, it was one of the founding ideas and goals of The Justice Conference—to discuss and promote a theological understanding of justice. But what does a “theology of justice” mean? Simply put, it means that our understanding of … Read More

The Living Water of Justice

January 8, 2015By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy 1 Comment

Christ’s incarnational birth for the sake of humanity is God’s greatest gift to the world. What an incredible wonder that the God of the universe “so loved the world” that He chose to send Jesus (John 3:16). Savior and Redeemer. Advocate and Counselor. Beloved Son. Anointed One. Lamb of God.

Christ came into the world so that all of creation might once again be reconciled to God. A broken world, through Christ, is once again made right. Jesus came so that the people of God might have “knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins” (Luke 1:77). Death to life. Darkness to light.

The kingdom of God — with justice and shalom — is a picture of the way God intended the world to be.

To D.C. and Back

May 14, 2014By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories, Clean Water 1 Comment

By Dave Erickson “Do you mean, like filtered water?” That question came from the bank teller standing in front of me a few days ago. She had asked me if I’d traveled anywhere recently. I told her my wife and I had attended a clean water conference in Washington D.C. I knew she was thinking … Read More

“It’s like we are no one.”

December 3, 2013By Guest AuthorProtecting Children 1 Comment

A Human Rights Issue is a Child Health Issue. By James Pedrick, Community Engagement Manager for World Vision Youth, and Christina Bradic, Beyond 5. Normally on Beyond 5, we talk about maternal and child health issues, but today we wanted to fill you in on a situation happening right now in the Dominican Republic.  People … Read More