World Vision International

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 07:59 by Marian Roberts

Gift Notification (GN) received by sponsored children brings hope and happiness to their families, the neighborhood and the entire community in which they live. Families that benefit from gift notification always feel cared for and loved.

Gift Notification is when a sponsored child receives a gift in a form of letter, money, greeting card, or item directly from their sponsors. Each time a GN is received by a child in the form of...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 01:51 by Phoebe Naw

After my one and a half hour flight from Yangon, I arrived in Mandalay, the second biggest city in Myanmar. A short drive later, I arrived in a community where many sponsored children live, part of a World Vision programme area.

Although some well off families live in big compounds along the main road, this isn’t the case for the nearby homes I visited. From the busy main road, our car turned onto a small, crowded lane. Bricks were piled up on a few sidewalks, waiting...

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 11:56 by Kevin Jenkins

Charles Dickens wrote his masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, to explore the real meaning behind Christmas at a time when a whole host of new traditions – including Christmas trees and cards – were being introduced.

Watching his contemporaries celebrating the season with present-buying, excessive food and increasing selfishness, he juxtaposed their attitude with the needs of society’s...

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 16:32 by Marie Cook

It seems pretty likely that in the lead up to Christmas, things will get a little too busy, and we will start to feel more stressed than excited, and more frenzied than peaceful. 

Sometimes it takes a child to remind us of what this time of year is really about, and it's never about making things perfect. These children completely understand what is important about this holy season.  

1. Being together

Erisjana, 9, is from Albania...

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