Thinking about Bolivia

I spend a great deal of time thinking about my trip to Bolivia with World Vision. One month from today we will be in the middle of our week there. I wonder will sights, sounds, and smells be familiar by that time.

Many children around the world need the basics of clean water, food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education. I could sit at home and just feel bad about it, or I can try to do something. I want to make a difference, and telling their stories is something I can do.

I have to admit that I really didn’t know very much about World Vision a few weeks ago, but I am making a point of learning all I can about their life changing efforts.

Did you know that World Vision has been helping children since 1950? I didn’t.

I also learned that:

Dr. Bob Pierce, World Vision’s founder, was an American evangelist and war correspondent who traveled to China with Youth for Christ in 1947. He has been quoted as saying, “Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.”

On that trip, Bob’s heart was broken when he was confronted with the need of one little girl. He pledged a monthly amount to a local missionary to ensure her care, planting the seeds of World Vision’s future child sponsorship model. (World Vision- History)

Please join me in the weeks ahead as I share more about WV and their efforts to bless the lives of children in need around the world.

If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. Isaiah 58:10 (ESV)

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6 thoughts on “Thinking about Bolivia

  1. Hi Tracy, I think so too! It already has me looking at things through different eyes. Something I pray never changes. Great to hear from you as always!!

  2. I look forward to following your journey, Deb.
    Have you read “The Hole In Our Gospel” (by Richard Stearns, the President of WV)? I recommend it.
    I also highly recommend “Too Small To Ignore” by Wess Stafford (the President of Compassion). In fact, it’s one of the best books I’ve read in the past five years!

  3. Thanks for your book recommendations Stephanie. I will read The Hole in Our Gospel right away. And will read the Wess Stafford book afterward. God bless you!

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