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A global day of prayer to end famine

Hungry people in East Africa are our neighbors in the eyes of God, and Jesus calls us to love them in the same way we love God and ourselves. Our president Rich Stearns explains how we can be in fellowship with them in their suffering.

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Walking with the poor: Solving the global water crisis

Rich Stearns reflects on how when you partner with World Vision, you are walking with the poor. Mothers, fathers, and children feel your love and support across the miles. And with that comes a sense of God’s love. Knowing they’re not alone in their struggles lightens their load.

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Facing responsibility: The face of a refugee child

In 2013, World Vision President Rich Stearns met 10-year-old Haya in Jordan. The poem and letter she read to him that day became a pivotal moment in his life: “Do you ever think of the children of Syria?” Hear from Rich about the impact of that moment, and three and a half years later, join us in reconnecting with Haya.

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What to do for Lent: Love others

Rich Stearns reflects on Lent, a time of sacrifice and reflection leading up to Easter, as an ideal time to emulate the counter-cultural ways of the early Christians, whose faith was so attractive that Christianity spread like wildfire.

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Christ first, America second

As we celebrate America this holiday weekend, World Vision USA president Richard Stearns reminds us that we are citizens of Christ first. God has blessed our nation, but for Christians those blessings come with a purpose. See the priorities our faith commands.

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The future of fighting extreme poverty

In a recent opinion piece in Christianity Today, World Vision U.S. President Richard Stearns writes: “After a generation of massive global progress, aid and mission efforts are pointing the same direction.”