The suffering in our world overwhelms me. That’s why I work for World Concern. It helps to be part of a team that is doing something to make things better—one person, one family, one village at a time. Still, there are times while researching and writing that all I can do is pray over and over again, “Lord Jesus, have mercy.”Continue reading The Largest Eyes I’ve Ever Seen
Small, domed tents and makeshift tarps appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, in the expanse of the Somaliland desert.
For a few hundred families, including Maryan and her children, this was home.Continue reading The Last Meal – Maryan’s Story
International aid is not “one size fits all.” There are many opinions about the benefits and drawbacks of both short and long-term aid. But despite the different views, in much of our work both are needed.Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Short and Long-Term Solutions?
Tiila had a choice to make.
Either she could keep her baby, or give her baby away.
She longed to hold her child, to watch her grow and learn to talk and laugh, but Tiila knew that wasn’t possible. Because if she kept her daughter, her little one wouldn’t survive.Continue reading One Mom’s Impossible Choice – Tiila’s Story
A devotion from World Concern’s Salt and Light: A Prayerful Journey
These precious children live deep in the mountains of Laos, their village hours away from anything. Each day they battle with poor nutrition, a lack of clean water, and the threat of disease.
And yet they’re smiling and happy. This is the power of hope.Continue reading Salt and Light – A Message of Hope
Do you ever wonder how clean water arrives in a village?
We might hear about a village in need of a clean water well, and a short while later read an encouraging report that a well was built. But what happens in the meantime?
How the construction of a well unfolds might be different than you think.
Keep reading to find out how clean water comes to a community!Continue reading How Clean Water Arrives in a Village
She’s a warrior.
A water warrior, that is!
Fiona, now a high school freshman, raises money to provide water filters for families without access to clean water.
But she wasn’t always so passionate about water filters. So how did Fiona become such a passionate water warrior?Continue reading Becoming a Water Warrior – Fiona’s Story
You may have seen an image of or even given a water filter, but do you know how they work?
In the middle of a clean water crisis, simple water filters are life-saving. They effectively eliminate germs, bacteria, and parasites that cause deadly waterborne diseases.Continue reading 3 Steps to Clean Water – How Water Filters Change Lives
It’s not always a drought that leads to a water crisis.
Sometimes water is plentiful, but that doesn’t mean the water is safe. Watering holes, rivers, even wells can be just as life-threatening as a lack of water.
See what it looks like to live without clean water (and what you can do to help).Continue reading Why Access to Clean Water Changes Everything
She’s like a ray of sunshine that brightens even the darkest corners of a room.
Laucia is a nurse in the rural village of Bernard, Haiti, and has a smile so infectious you can’t help but smile in return.
But if you saw the health clinic that Laucia runs, you might wonder how she’s able to find such joy.Continue reading How One Nurse Is Saving Lives – The 44-Cent Cure