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Thanksgiving: Celebrating abundant harvests around the world

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

World Vision is grateful to God for the good work he allows us to do as we serve among the poor. Here is a small collection of photos that express our thanksgiving for abundant harvests around the world.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Peru: We bless the Lord for the empowerment of women like Gladys (right), a successful produce seller at her local market and an influential leader in her community, thanks to mentorship from World Vision staff. (©2014 World Vision/photo by Eugene Lee)

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Kenya: Five-year-old Kamama’s future is as bright as the oranges she plucks from a tree in her family’s orchard. We thank the Lord for the cascade of blessings clean water brought to the lives of children and families in Kamama’s community: fewer illnesses, better nutrition, more kids in school, and time — for children to be children and parents to farm or run a business. (©2016 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Ethiopia: We are grateful to God for providing the resources to equip farmers in Ethiopia with the seeds, tools, and training to produce abundant harvests, like wheat, and for guiding World Vision through the journey of providing clean water to communities in this area. (©2013 Jon Warren/photo by World Vision)

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Mongolia: We thank the Lord for the dedication of our national staff, like Nasaa, who walk alongside families through challenges and celebrate with them in their successes — like farmer Munkhjargal’s flourishing vegetable garden sheltered by a greenhouse provided by World Vision. Munkhjargal is now able to provide for his children’s nutritional needs despite Mongolian cold weather. (©2015 World Vision/photo by World Vision)

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Bolivia: We thank the Lord for His transformative work in the life of Lucio Mamani Katari, 52. Now a successful farmer thanks to World Vision agricultural training, Lucio seeks opportunities to give back: “When we became Christians, we started thinking about other people and helping other people.” They do this by giving their best produce to World Vision to distribute to less fortunate families. (©2015 World Vision/photo by Eugene Lee)

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Mozambique: Sweet 5-year-old Nela Jorge is healthy and well nourished, thanks to her family’s harvest of maize and mother’s nutrition training from World Vision. We praise the Lord for his provision and paving the way for Nela’s bright future. (©2014 World Vision/photo by Laura Reinhardt)

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Honduras: We give thanks to God for blessing the faith and perseverance of parents in Honduras, by providing rich harvests after trying new farming techniques, taught by World Vision. Fruits and vegetables like these tomatoes make all the difference in childhood nutrition. (©2014 World Vision, photo by Laura Reinhardt)

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Tanzania: Our hearts sing praises of thanksgiving to the Lord who strengthens hardworking parents like farmer John Kiondo, who is embracing new methods in rice farming for the betterment of his family. (©2013 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Georgia: Our friends in the Bushetti community thank God for “favorable weather conditions” and World Vision’s supplies and training in fertilization that helped produce bumper crops of grapes and corn. (©2014 World Vision/photo by Ana Chkhaidze)

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Ethiopia: We are so grateful to God for helping communities recover from disasters, like Antsokia Valley, which suffered from drought and famine in the 1980s. Seeing them thrive now is a testament to His great faithfulness. (©2014 World Vision, photo by Alexander Whittle)

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Honduras: Gennri and Marisol give all glory and praise to God for the success of their coffee business, “When we do things, we do everything in this business the right way, and honestly, we do it for God,” says Marisol. “God sees our work, God sees our purpose. Putting everything in God’s hands: that is success.” (©2016 World Vision, photo by Laura Reinhardt)

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, also give thanks for the Lord’s blessings in the lives of farmers World Vision partners with around the world.

Zambia: We are thankful to God for the ability to bring joy to Ronah Chiabi, 42, by placing a well in her community so that she can grow a lush garden next to her home. (©2014 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

 

Contributors: Chris Huber, Denise C. Koenig, and Lauren Reed, World Vision staff.

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