Thursday, April 26, 2007

World Vision

I love this organization. I got an email from them today with links to some different articles, and wanted to share two of them.

This one talks about some of the Iraqi child refugees. Extremely sad. Whatever anyone thinks about our involvement in Iraq, as Christians we are compelled to care for those in need and this is truly a huge one, the largest refugee crisis in the Middle East in 50 years. One negative effect that war has is, the "us vs. them" mentality, the idea that Iraqi's are "bad" and we are "good". I'm grateful World Vision is stepping up to help and that they're spreading the word about it.

This article is by an HIV-positive Cambodian orphan. What strikes me about this story is that this type of thing is just "a day in the life" for millions of children around the world. And also that World Vision is making a positive impact and changing lives!

3 comments:

erika said...

My parents first turned me on to World Vision. I also discovered World Vision has a web site where you can see pictures and read about children all over the world who need sponsors. You can even type in a search for a child who shares your own child's birthday, and then there is an immediate bond between the two children.

cathy said...

I appreciate your ability to reveal, as Christians, our apathy toward certain issues. You do it with grace. Thank you.

Lara said...

The story about the cambodian child is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

 

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