Running their race for water with them

by Jeff Patterson, Pastor at Renew Church on March 1, 2017
Families gather for Renew Church's 6k for Water event in Oregon City, OR.This week I read that every day, women and girls spend 200 million hours walking to collect water for their families. That’s 8.3 million days. More than 22,800 years. All in one day!   That figure is so daunting. Where can one begin to make an impact for these women and...
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8 ways one youth program has brought together an entire church

8 ways one youth program has brought together an entire church

by Kali DiMarco, St. Philip Church in Norwalk, CT on February 24, 2017
Students at St. Philip Church in Norwalk, CT gather every year to do the 30 Hour Famine. I don’t know what it is about World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, an event where students fast for 30 hours to...
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One woman creates a ripple in bringing clean water to impoverished communities

One woman creates a ripple in bringing clean water to impoverished communities

by Kristy J. O'Hara on February 3, 2017
Johgina Densmore has completed three 6K walks with World Vision to raise money for clean water for children in Africa. She hopes to double her 150-person team from last year in this year’s event...
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8 Ways hosting a Global 6K will help your church

8 Ways hosting a Global 6K will help your church

by Kurt Rahn, World Vision Church Resource Team on February 1, 2017
The Global 6K for Water is a global movement on May 6th, where hundreds of churches around the world will be hosting tens of thousands of runners and walkers at their church to walk an average...
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World Vision's 6k for Water could be the best outreach tool you use this year

World Vision's 6k for Water could be the best outreach tool you use this year

by Ashley Colquitt, World Vision on January 27, 2017
When Elyse Cartmell of San Ramon Presbyterian Church got her church to host the Global 6K for Water, it became the church’s biggest outreach tool to date. Elyse launched the Global 6K at the...
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How partnerships can impact your church

How partnerships can impact your church

by Kristy J. O’Hara, World Vision on January 27, 2017
Pastor Bob Merritt talking with congregants at Eagle Brook Church (Photo: ©2013 World Vision/photo by Andrea Peer) There’s a well-known Scripture passage that often gets read at weddings as...
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3 ways to make greater impact in missions through your small groups

3 ways to make greater impact in missions through your small groups

by Kurt Rahn, Church Resource Team on January 19, 2017
Small groups can be one of the most effective tools for churches to make more engaged disciples. They are a way for people to get more involved in your church. They provide a valuable opportunity...
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5 questions your church should ask when picking a missions partner

5 questions your church should ask when picking a missions partner

by Kurt Rahn, World Vision Church Resource Team on January 18, 2017
Working with a partner is one of the best choices you can make for long-lasting impact on those in need and for engaging your church. But picking a partner can be a real challenge. There's a lot...
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How your church can show calm in a crazy world

How your church can show calm in a crazy world

by Kurt Rahn, Church Resource Team on January 17, 2017
I'm not sure if you've noticed or not, but the world seems a bit crazy right now… And every day it just seems to get worse. People in your congregation and in your community are experiencing...
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A personal act of love

A personal act of love

by SARAH KRUSHINSKI on January 6, 2017
The Krushinski family in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, with letters they’ve received from their sponsored child in Kenya. (Photo: Jim Mendenhall/Gensis Photos)Charitable giving has always been a...
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Forced to flee: The top 5 countries refugees are coming from

Forced to flee: The top 5 countries refugees are coming from

by Chris Huber, World Vision on December 22, 2016
  Eleven-year-old Udai was 6 when the war in Syria began. His little sister, Rana, was 2. They hardly know life before the violence, chaos, and strife. Their family of eight remained in their...
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Pray for the people of Aleppo, Syria

Pray for the people of Aleppo, Syria

by Denise C. Koenig, World Vision on December 16, 2016
Residents stand among the destruction in Aleppo. (©2016 photo courtesy of Hand in Hand for Syria) A mass evacuation recommenced Dec. 15 out of the once rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syria’s...
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Q&A: Brian Fikkert, author of 'When Helping Hurts'

Q&A: Brian Fikkert, author of 'When Helping Hurts'

by Chris Huber, World Vision Magazine on December 12, 2016
Years ago, Brian Fikkert went to Uganda to serve a church community, but he suspects he may have hurt them more than he helped.  “The image that stays in my mind is the face of the pastor,” Brian...
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Syrian Refugee Crisis: What Church Leaders Need to Know

Syrian Refugee Crisis: What Church Leaders Need to Know

by Church Resource Team on December 12, 2016
A mass evacuation plan out of the once rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syria’s second-largest city, recommenced Dec. 15. As many as 100,000 residents began fleeing the city in the cold rain Dec. 13...
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Saved from early marriage by a goat

Saved from early marriage by a goat

by Laura Reinhardt, World Vision on December 8, 2016
Evelyn holds one of Modester's baby goats. Nine-year-old Evelyn is Modester’s cousin – she wants to be a teacher.  Newly married, Saviour Dene had a big problem. Her new husband would not accept...
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Scott Sauls: What it means to befriend others

Scott Sauls: What it means to befriend others

by Church Resource Team on November 30, 2016
World Vision VP Steve Haas sat down with Scott Sauls, author of Befriend, and Senior Pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN to talk about what it means to sustain relationships and...
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Iraq crisis FAQ: How the conflict affects children and families

Iraq crisis FAQ: How the conflict affects children and families

by Church Resource Team on November 28, 2016
The battle is raging to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, from ISIL, which has occupied the area since June 2014. After capturing village after village on the periphery, forces are...
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Rich Stearns: Somebody Else's Kids

Rich Stearns: Somebody Else's Kids

by Church Resource Team on November 28, 2016
World Vision President Rich Stearns visited Westwood Community Church in Minnesota to talk about "other people's kids." Watch his talk below.  
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LCBC Church makes life-changing impact in Kenya

LCBC Church makes life-changing impact in Kenya

by Church Resource Team on November 28, 2016
Our partners at LCBC Church in Pennsylvania have made a huge difference in Tseikuru, Kenya through their partnership with World Vision. After partnering for 15 years, the community of Tseikuru is...
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How One Teenager Inspired an Entire Church to Make a Difference

How One Teenager Inspired an Entire Church to Make a Difference

by Kristy O'Hara, World Vision Magazine on November 25, 2016
Shortly after Elizabeth Johnson turned 13 in 2009, the World Vision Gift Catalog arrived at her house in Ithaca, N.Y., and she started leafing through it. Her father suggested she and her friends...
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A Christmas conspiracy: 4 life-changing new traditions

A Christmas conspiracy: 4 life-changing new traditions

by Greg Holder, Pastor at The Crossing Church on November 16, 2016
Greg Holder is the lead pastor at The Crossing Church in Chesterfield, Missouri.  What if there was a winsome, straightforward way to invite people back into the real story of Christmas? Could we...
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Christmas in Iraq:

Christmas in Iraq: "Jesus was a refugee"

by Father Daniel Alkhory Temathius on November 16, 2016
People who fled Mosul receive communion and give offerings at Father Daniel’s church. Even though they’re homeless, they find something to offer. (PHOTO: ©2016 KARI COSTANZA/WORLD...
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Iraq: An update from Father Daniel

Iraq: An update from Father Daniel

by Church Resource Team on November 10, 2016
In the summer of 2014, ISIL forces took the region of Nineveh, in northern Iraq. As they did, Christians in towns surrounding the provincial capital of Mosul, including those in the predominantly...
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Sneak peek at the Goat Curriculum

Sneak peek at the Goat Curriculum

by Church Resource Team on October 28, 2016
Rosemary, an 8-year-old sponsored girl from Zambia, holding one of her family's goats, offspring from the original 5 goats they received through the GIft Catalog.  This Christmas, we have a new...
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Defending her life

Defending her life

by Kari Costanza, World Vision on October 26, 2016
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...
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No Goats, No Glory

No Goats, No Glory

by Heather Klinger, World Vision on October 24, 2016
Three years ago, Pastor Larry Heenan of Spring Valley Baptist Church in Raytown, Missouri, challenged every Sunday school class in his church to raise $75 for goats from World Vision’s Gift...
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Aslan is on the move: God is working in the Syrian refugee crisis

Aslan is on the move: God is working in the Syrian refugee crisis

by Greg Holder on October 21, 2016
It’s not until the seventh chapter of the first book of The Chronicles of Narnia that you even learn the principle character’s name. He’s the Christ figure; he’s the king. But it’s only in the...
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What you need to know about Mosul

What you need to know about Mosul

by Church Resource Team on October 18, 2016
We partnered with Q Ideas to give you an update about the potential humanitarian crisis going on now in the Nineveh province of Iraq as the fight is on to reclaim the city of Mosul from...
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Praying the Psalms: Psalm 46:1

Praying the Psalms: Psalm 46:1

by Heather Klinger, World Vision on October 5, 2016
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” — Psalm 46:1 (NIV) Julissa excels at science and language at her school in El Salvador. But the 14-year-old’s home life was torn...
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New Children's Curriculum

New Children's Curriculum

by Church Resource Team on September 21, 2016
This Christmas, engage the children in your church in sharing God’s love with children in the greatest need, who live in the world’s hardest places. Using this brand-new Children’s Goat...
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