5 Ways to Love Our International Neighbors


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I remember each precious face from the week I spent in Bolivia as a Blogger for World Vision.

That trip increased my awareness of the importance of loving my international neighbor.
Many governments around the world are either unable or unwilling to help the
“least of these” living among them.

For the past year and a half, I’ve made it my goal to find ministries that
change lives around the world.

Here are my 5 favorites:

World Vision

Faces in Bolivia

Arminda, in the top left corner, who captured our hearts with her winsome smile.
Abigail, second from right on the bottom, our sponsored child, gave me a hug I will never forget.

Many of these children live in one room huts without doors, windows or floors.
Others like the young boy holding the puppy lives in a house with those provisions,
because World Vision Staff helped his parents learn a skill to earn an income.And consider joining us in sponsoring a child through . . .

World Vision – Sponsor a Child

I promise you . . . you will be blessed more than you know.

If your more inclined to give a one-time gift click here.

Charity Water


Charity Water’s Mission Statement:

“We’re a non-profit organization bringing clean,
safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
100% of all public donations directly fund water projects,
and we prove every dollar using photos and GPS coordinates on a map.”

Visit Charity Water to learn how you can help.

Save the Children

Save the Children

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children.
Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival,
protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs
in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children works in more than 120 nations helping children and
caregivers to improve lives through education, health care, and relief efforts.

Visit Save the Children to learn more.

Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of
God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization
providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

Operation Christmas Child blesses children with gift-filled shoe boxes
and the message that God loves them.

Visit Samaritan’s Purse and OCC to learn how you can participate.

Operation Smile

Operation Smile

Look at that precious face.

Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity
that heals children’s smiles, forever changing their lives.

As an international charity for children,
we measure ourselves by the joy we see on all of the faces we help.

Visit Operation Smile to see many more smiling faces
and learn how you can help.

These are my top five ways to love my neighbors around the world.

Did I mention your favorite?

Please tell us how you love on our international neighbors.

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  1. It’s so good to highlight these ministries, Deb. I wouldn’t have an easier time a millionaire because it would be hard to choose where to devote most of the money, but God can provide for them all. That’s a comforting thought.

  2. I agree Mel, God inspires and gives us passion for various ministries and cares for all. I love that!

    1. Sarah, You are very welcome. I am so thankful for the way Samaritan’s Purse is touching lives all around the world.