World Vision is back in New York City’s Bryant Park for our third annual Give-back Gift Shop this Giving Tuesday. Even if you can’t join us there, learn how to create your own experience at home with your family through these simple activities that have been featured at Give-back Gift Shop.
In Wisconsin, residents of two assisted-living centers share a deep appreciation for goats and the benefits they bring to families in need more than half a world away. For the last two years, they’ve gathered their 25-cent bingo wins and $1 personal donations to gift 98 goats by contributing $9,270.
World Vision partners are key in fulfilling our mission to serve and equip children in need o reach their God-given potential. Their hard work and generous donations are making a positive impact in the lives of children and families in need worldwide.
Nine-year-old Joey Johnson believes that gifts given through the World Vision Gift Catalog help lift children and their families out of poverty.
Two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong, a Lost Boy of Sudan, was kidnapped and imprisoned, spent 10 years in a refugee camp, and was eventually adopted by a U.S. family. Today, he continues to run and to raise funds and advocate for clean water and South Sudanese refugees.
You won’t find the word “refugee” in the Bible, but there are principles in God’s Word for how his people are to treat those who are called “strangers,” “foreigners,” and “sojourners” in our translations. In Matthew 25, Jesus says that how we treat “strangers” indicates whether or not we are his followers. Disciples’ behavior should include hospitality to strangers. And the New Testament epistles use the term “strangers” as a metaphor for our status before we professed faith in Jesus Christ.