From Bob Pierce to Rich Stearns, World Vision U.S. presidents have sought the Lord’s leading and wielded their willingly broken hearts in the battle against poverty.
In 2015, World Vision celebrated its 65th anniversary. One man’s vision for missionary partnership became a worldwide partnership with one vision.
In 2010, we embarked on a mission unlike any we’d undertaken before. In the midst of the worst economic crisis of our day, we launched World Vision’s Campaign For Every Child. Our audacious goal was to raise $500 million and change the lives of 20 million people worldwide. We felt God calling us to make this bold move — and many of you felt the same call.
Child sponsors come from all walks of life, all 50 states, and all generations since World Vision’s early days in the 1950s. When and why they choose to sponsor vary as greatly as the people themselves. Read the stories of a few sponsors who have responded through the decades.
In 1975, World Vision’s Operation Babylift evacuated 27 Vietnamese and 20 Cambodian orphans to the U.S. due to deteriorating conditions in Southeast Asia.
The daughter of World Vision’s founder Bob Pierce visits the island in China where her father in 1947 was stirred to serve the poor in the name of Christ.