World Vision International

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 16:02 by

Written by:  Fr. Nithiya OFM.Cap

(nithiyas@gmail.com)

The violence that the children in Syria are undergoing is shaking hope for the future. It’s horrible to hear Syria’s children express the realities of war in their own words. “There is no food and we can’t go outside… the planes are bombing,” says a terrified child. “One of my friends died in front of me – and I saw the blood,” cries...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 09:59 by

I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

 

To “welcome the stranger” appears in nearly every culture and religion. It’s worth reflection: To meet a stranger puts us at risk. When we read of how Abraham ran from his tent and bowed...
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 07:08 by

“I was thirsty”

I sip on a glass of water to satisfy my own thirst, as I reflect on Jesus’ words in Durban, South Africa from the scene of judgement. The water I drink comes from the tap in our church house that is supplied by the local municipality. It is a privilege to easily access clean drinking water. This is certainly not the experience for many South Africans. Currently, some parts...

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 11:12 by

 

This week, as we walk alongside children who face slavery or forced labour, join us in a busy street market in Peru...

 

You are a young boy named Joel. You feel the hustle and bustle of everyone walking past you. It’s an exciting place – lots of bright colours, fantastic smells and delicious looking food. While you want to wander around and explore, you can’t. You are here to work, using all of your strength to lug...

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 11:09 by

 

This week as we journey with those who are unclothed, we invite you to a home in India, where a young girl gets ready for the day...

 

Your name is Latha and you are 13 years old. Every morning you wake up earlier than the sun, pull your hair back into braids, and make your way outside to boil water for the morning’s breakfast. This used to be your mother’s job, but since she got sick and the pain makes it hard for...

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 11:07 by

 

This week, as we journey with the those who are forced to flee their homes, we take you to a dusty road in the countryside of Syria...

 

Your name is Shaima and you are 12 years old. The afternoon sun beats down on you, making your head fuzzy from the heat. Out here, there is no protection from the sweltering sun. You know the only thing to do is keep walking; returning home isn’t a possibility. Your home in Syria...

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 11:02 by

 

This week, as we journey with those who face sickness, we invite you to village in Uganda, during the rainy season...

 

As the rain pours outside, you feel drops of water fall on your head - there is a leak in the roof again. You are a 63-year-old woman named Josephine. Life has brought many challenges for you, with the stress causing aches and pains in your body. Three of your daughters died from HIV. Now their...

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:59 by

REWARD’S STORY, “I was hungry…”

Download the small group resource and find Reward’s story in Week 2.  

This week as we journey with those who are hungry, we invite you to a rural village in Zambia, where a small boy is sleeping…

You are five years old, your name is Reward. You wake up to the noise of your sister snoring next to you. You were dreaming of a hot plate of nshima...

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:54 by

 

This week as we journey with those who are thirsty, we invite you to go with a mother on her walk to find clean water in Kenya...


Your name is Naomi and you’re 24-years-old. You are a mother, a sister and a wife. You wake to the chattering of birds outside your home—dawn is just beginning to break. You look over to your three young children and wonder what they’re dreaming about. They’re the most...

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