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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 20 reasons to have hope in 2020 — and how to pray them into reality.
Change Makers

20 reasons to have hope in 2020

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

8 keys to a more powerful prayer life in 2020

Participants at a Global 6K for Water site in Austin, Texas, jump for joy at the 2019 event. Leap into the new year with that kind of excitement, and this could be you.
Change Makers

7 New Year’s resolutions for 2020

All around the world, boys and girls play the world’s most popular sport — the game we in the U.S. call soccer and the rest of the world calls football. We break down five benefits of soccer for kids.
From the Field

5 benefits of soccer for kids around the world

From monster storms to civil wars and droughts, here are six of the worst disasters of 2019 that have affected millions of people around the world.
From the Field

6 of the worst disasters of 2019

Myanmar refugee in Bangladesh. A woman holds a baby in Jamtoli camp. Impoverished and struggling, refugees are in need of aid.
From the Field

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

As followers of Jesus, we have a choice: respond to unsettling realities in fear and withdraw, or follow Him in responding to the greatest needs of our day with love and hope. Reflecting on Matthew 25, pray with us for World Vision's work around the world.
Prayers

Matthew 25 prayer, reflection

World Vision’s photographers traveled around the world this year to tell stories of children and their families. They captured moments of struggle and moments of joy. Here are their favorite photos of 2019 and the stories behind them. The community of Guarguallá Grande sits at about 12,500 feet above sea level and has struggled with the effects of poverty for generations. Alpacas gifted through World Vision’s Gift Catalog have empowered this community to begin lifting themselves out of poverty. The animals help improve children’s health, nutrition, and their families’ livelihoods. Their presence also helps promote land conservation and a rebalance of the indigenous ecosystem.
From the Field

Life frames: Our favorite photos of 2019

Special Features

Chosen: The power to choose in a child’s hands

What holiday traditions does your family have? Consider adding a recipe that gives back! Here’s a recipe suggestion inspired by a boy who chose his sponsor.
Voices

Cooking for Bruno: A holiday recipe for the boy who chose me

Drought is making life difficult for small-scale farm families in Zambia. Nine-year-old Joyce Moono stands in the garden with members of her family: her father, Milton Mudenda, mother, Seida Hamalambo, and 2-year-old brother, Caston Moono.
From the Field

Zambia: Four farming families fight long-term drought

A mother and three children listen to someone in an orange hat talk at an activity station at an event in New York City.
Change Makers

5 reasons to give a year-end gift now

The 2010 Haiti earthquake was the most destructive natural disaster in the history of this poverty-stricken, disaster-prone country. Of the 3 million people affected, 1.5 million were left homeless. Haitians continue to recover and rebuild, despite recurring hazards, including hurricanes, and cholera.
From the Field

2010 Haiti earthquake: Facts, FAQs, and how to help