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More than enough: Child sponsorship inspires hope in Zambia

Battery-powered Christmas lights hang on the house of a sponsored child in Zambia.
Voices

Santa Switch: Shine bright by ‘flipping the focus’ this Christmas

This Christmas season, see how you can give an entire wish list, the good kind of sweater, or the feeling of being safe. Here are 2018’s top five Christmas gifts that may surprise you!
Voices

Top 5 Christmas gifts that may surprise you (2018 edition)

World Vision U.S. President-elect Edgar Sandoval poses with 8-year-old Faith, his World Vision sponsored child, in Kapululwe, Zambia.
Voices

Is Jesus at the center of your life?

Can you spot World Vision's Give-back Gift Shop? Look for the orange! World Vision hosted its second-ever interactive pop-up shop in New York City's Bryant Park Nov. 25-27.
Change Makers

Give-back Gift Shop lights up New York City with generosity

Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 19 reasons to have hope in 2019 — and how to pray them into reality.
Change Makers

19 reasons to have hope in 2019

Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us.
Prayers

8 keys to a more powerful prayer life in 2019

Happy boys smile at night in front of a twinkling house.
From the Field

Photos: Christmas around the world

Refugees from Myanmar walk among a landscape of makeshift shelters and tents in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. The refugee crisis in Bangladesh is one of the worst disasters of 2018.
From the Field

7 of the worst disasters of 2018

When children in West Pokot, Kenya, began to do handstands, World Vision water engineer Charles Kakiti, wearing his Global 6K for Water T-shirt, joined right in. He told me, “I know the struggle and stress on young children and women who carry water that ends up making them sick,” so he not only supervised the building of a clean water system for the village, but he also ran the Global 6K to personally raise money for clean water. I love how our staff around the world pour themselves into the lives of communities they serve.
From the Field

Life frames: Our favorite photos of 2018

Why do you give? In this video, hear what people on the streets of Seattle say about why they’re giving back this Christmas season. Whatever your reason, thank you!
Voices

Video: Learn why people give

Sept. 28 earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. “Many houses are damaged and bodies are buried under the ruins of the house,” says World Vision volunteer Makmur, after surveying the post-earthquake scene in Silae district of Palu, in Central Sulawesi.
From the Field

2018 Indonesia earthquake: Facts, FAQs, and how to help