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50th Anniversary


Imagine that you could take a one-day trip around the world, a whirlwind journey from dawn until night. Imagine that you’d be able to drop in on World Vision projects in dozens of countries. What would you see? Who would you meet? What would you learn?

World Vision Today editors invited staff around the world to spend July 20, 2000 photographing activities in their region. Their mission: capture the soul of World Vision.

In South Africa, Winnie Ogana was there when a sponsored child woke up in the morning and stayed with her until she finished her homework by lamplight and crawled back in bed. Faustina Boakye began by photographing devotions which precede every workday at the World Vision Ghana office. In Indonesia, Hendro Suwito’s camera was soaked by splashing fish at an aquafarm project. Saman Kariyawasam’s team in Sri Lanka worked from 3:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., sustained only by biscuits.

What you’ll see depicts any given day in World Vision’s dynamic ministry. But it was a special day for at least one photographer. While Olver Castellanos worked on this assignment in Colombia, his wife went into labor and delivered their son. Fittingly, baby Santiago -- James in English -- was named after the apostle who wrote, “faith without works is dead” (James 2:26).

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