Unwrap the true spirit of Christmas
Watch the videos, read the blog, and see first-hand how your gifts make a difference. Travel with us to Zambia and Sri Lanka to meet children and families whose lives have been changed by items found in this gift catalog.
What’s on this year’s trip agenda?
Saturday, November 26: Our team departs, en route to Sri Lanka for the first stop.
Monday, November 28, Day 1: We hope to meet Chamila and her daughter, Piyumi, whose family has been impacted by the gift of chickens from the World Vision Gift Catalog.
Tuesday, November 29, Day 2: You decide what we see this day! Check the World Vision Facebook Page the night before to vote on what we should see next.
Wednesday, November 30, Day 3: We’ll be meeting a family who loves their dairy cow, Chooti!
Thursday, December 1, Day 4: How does a dairy cow change an entire community? We plan to find out.
Friday, December 2, Day 5: We’ll be picking some fresh vegetables this day from a garden grown by a family that was selected by World Vision for a special farming project.
Saturday, December 3, Day 6: Families in Sri Lanka farm year-round to ensure they have food for every season. We’ll learn their secrets to farming success.
Sunday, December 4, Day 7: Having trouble getting your kids to do their homework? Not the case for Krishani, 11, a sponsored child whom we will meet this day. (SHARE WITH US on Facebook: If you could send a message to your sponsored child, what would you say?)
Monday, December 5, Day 8: World Vision communities in this part of Sri Lanka are known for their art and drama clubs. We hope to learn some tips firsthand from the artists — sponsored children.
Tuesday, December 6, Day 9: TRAVEL DAY — we’re now en route to Zambia.
Wednesday, December 7, Day 10: Joyce’s family received the gift of goats from the Gift Catalog several years back, benefiting her family in numerous ways. Stay tuned for more on this story…
Thursday, December 8, Day 11: We’ve heard Joyce makes the best scones in town. Maybe she’ll even share her secret recipe with us.
Friday, December 9, Day 12: What is life like for a child in Africa? We’re asking the children to help us understand.
Saturday, December 10, Day 13: Get an update on how many people your generous donations will impact on our Facebook page.
Sunday, December 11, Day 14: Learn about our favorite moments in Zambia so far!
Monday, December 12, Day 15: You decide what we see this day! Check the World Vision Facebook page the night before to vote on what we should see next.
Tuesday, December 13, Day 16: We hope to meet Lydia and her elderly mother, Elizabeth, whose family has benefited from the gift of insecticide-treated bed nets from the World Vision Gift Catalog. (Stay tuned on our Facebook page for a special fireside chat with Lydia and Elizabeth from Zambia!)
Wednesday, December 14, Day 17: What’s a day like in the life of a Zambian? Lydia and Elizabeth are going to show us every step of the way.
Thursday, December 15, Day 18: We’ve heard that sponsored child Moreen is quite the artist. We can’t wait to see her art work firsthand.
Friday, December 16, Day 19: You decide what we see this day! Check the World Vision Facebook page the night before to vote on what we should see next.
Saturday, December 17, Day 20: Another day where you get to decide what we see!
Sunday, December 18, Day 21: Headed back home — but still lots of Christmas fun to come, including videos, blogs, photos, and more to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas.
*Follow this year’s True Spirit of Christmas trip on the World Vision Facebook page, and interact with our team in Africa and the families they’re meeting.