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)