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

Giving Thanks Together

November 23, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories No Comments

At World Vision, we are so grateful for all of you – our donors and advocates – who, partner with communities and families around the world, finding sustainable ways to end poverty by speaking out. To celebrate Thanksgiving, we asked some of you to share how you plan to kick off the holiday season and … Read More

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

Dedicated Advocacy

June 2, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories No Comments

Edward and Beth Minton are a couple from North Carolina who have sponsored a child in Romania for 8 years, give to help women’s protection, and advocate for the needs of the poor around the world. They first dipped their toes into advocacy by calling their representatives to “support a clean water act and promote … Read More

An Advocate’s Influence

May 27, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, advocate Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett joined our conference call and shared about her use of social media to mobilize her personal network for advocacy. Now, she shares her advocate story. Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett is a World Vision advocate from California, who has had a strong desire to help those in need from … Read More