SEPT. 20, 2019, KENYA AND UNITED STATES — When a young woman from Silicon Valley is chosen by a girl in Kenya, they both encounter joy in the midst of hardship.
As a teenager and sponsored child in Colombia, Mayerly Sanchez co-led a Children’s Peace Movement that was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She’s still fighting violence with love.
Atul Mrong grew up poor in Bangladesh, but life changed when he was sponsored through World Vision. Now he helps lead the Rohingya refugee response.
Nicole Wetmore, a pastor from California, sponsored the child on her race bib at the Global 6K for Water in 2018. Because of her choice, an unforgettable moment was in store in her not even six months later.
Through World Vision, a former sponsored child from El Salvador becomes an advocate and water official in his impoverished community to access clean water.
So, you’re interested in sponsoring a child. But you’re on the fence because you’re not sure how it works — or if it works. Here are some basic facts about how World Vision child sponsorship works and why you won’t regret investing in a child’s life.
When you sponsor a child through World Vision, you join a movement of 604,000 people in the United States who give up about $1.30 a day to impact a child for a lifetime. World Vision child sponsorship is Christ-centered, child-focused, and community-based. We’re serious when we say that for every child sponsored, four more experience the benefits.
Marilee Pierce Dunker, the daughter of World Vision founder Bob Pierce, shares the story of White Jade, World Vision’s first sponsored child. God used this little girl to change one man’s vision and, consequently, the reality of life for millions of people around the world.
Child Ambassador Randi Jo Rooks believes that meeting her sponsored children prepared her to face her home’s destruction by Hurricane Florence. She found that material items no longer held the importance they once had in her life.
U.S. snowboarder Kelly Clark, who won three Olympic and 14 X Games medals, announced her retirement from professional competition. In an interview with World Vision, she talks about retirement, purpose, and her visit to see World Vision’s work and meet her sponsored child in Zambia.
In an excerpt from one of his Christmas radio broadcasts, World Vision founder Bob Pierce shares the story of the first orphanage he supported in Korea.