Wednesday, October 6, 2010

World Vision

"  He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses."  Proverbs 28:27

I was selected by House Party to host a World Vision. I love hosting parties and love that house party sends you great stuff to try out with your friends.

This party I knew would be a little different.

First let me tell you a little about World Vision.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Wherever we work, our prayer is that our efforts will be used by God to heal and strengthen people’s relationships with Him and with one another. We do this by demonstrating God’s unconditional love for all people through our service to the poor — which includes providing for daily needs, working to build peace and promote justice, and partnering with churches and individuals to encourage spiritual transformation.(taken from World Vision website)

The work World Vision does is so heart warming. To see these countries with so little hurts my heart. Even more so when I think of how much excess there is in our home(and America). We have so much we could do without. But think of how much we would gain by helping to save a child from all the ugly that comes from living a life of poverty.

You can read all about a first hand experience with World Vision by going to The Mom Creative. She took a trip with World Vision to the Dominican Republic.  To see the real life work that World Vision is doing on the streets of these poverty stricken countries. I will warn you that some of her pictures and her stories are heart breaking...but it is all so real, truthful, and heartfelt.

Have you thought of all the things you could give up to sponsor a child? If your heart has been moved to help a child click here and see the children that are available for sponsorship.

Is sponsorship not something you can do at this time? You can still help support World Vision with their Gift Catalog. Do you know someone who has everything they need? You can purchase a Gift in their name. Browse through the Gift Catalog they have things you could purchase as little as $10.

1 comment:

  1. That is really neat! I used to do a "30 Hour Famine" with a group from our local churches to raise money for World Vision. We would go for 30 hours without food and very little water while doing various projects and activities to learn more about what it's like to live without something so basic like food. We always had a lot of fun doing it and it was a very enlightening experience. I didn't know they had house parties too! I will have to look into that and get our church involved.