World Concern 2018: A Year in Review

As a valuable member of our World Concern family, thank you for all you’ve done to help families in the poorest places, in Jesus’ name, around the world!

Join us in looking back on 2018 and see how you’ve helped the most vulnerable, beyond the very end of the road.

You Reached Rohingya Refugees

a woman wearing an orange headscarf holds her baby

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families fled unspeakable violence in Myanmar and arrived in overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Because of your generosity, these vulnerable families received shelter materials, hygiene kits, and other emergency supplies.  You helped make life-saving resources available in the midst of one of the world’s largest refugee crises.

You Cured Children from Parasites with the 44-Cent Cure

a boy in a green sweater holds up a small pill in front of a group of students

You cured children with intestinal parasites in places like Haiti and Bangladesh. You are changing lives and giving kids the chance to be kids again – to go to school, grow, and be healthy!

You Protected Children from Trafficking

a girl runs in the S.O.S. 5k in Shoreline

Through your support of the S.O.S. Initiative, you helped Seek Out and Stop child trafficking! In May, 1,000 people ran (or walked) the S.O.S. 5k at World Concern’s headquarters to raise support to stop child trafficking. You changed the course of vulnerable children’s lives, protecting them from exploitation and abuse.

You Provided Clean Water

kids smile and collect water from a well

Through wells and water filters, you provided clean, safe water to families and communities in need.

you Pledged to “Transform” 21 New Villages (Transform Gala)

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The 2018 Transform Gala, held on September 29, was astounding success, raising over $1 million to help launch 21 new villages through their first year of transformation.

You Fed Hungry Children

a girl in a blue headscarf smiles as her arm is measured

You fed little ones in places like Somalia who now have full, nourished bellies  and healthy bodies thanks to emergency nutrition packets that reached them just in time.

You Reached Beyond the End of the Road

a woman smiles outside her hut in Kenya

You helped launch “One Village Transformed” communities this year in Kenya, Laos, Myanmar, and South Sudan.

We are so grateful for your partnership over this past year and pray that in 2019, together we’ll continue to transform lives in the world’s poorest places.

3 Ways to Teach Your Children about Giving this Christmas

Gifts to wrap, food to buy, parties to attend – it seems your to-do list around Christmastime grows longer each year.

You search for the best gifts for your children (or grandchildren) and once Christmas morning comes and the wrapping paper flies off in a flurry, they’re lost in the wonder of new gifts. It’s an exciting time for sure, but sometimes the true meaning of Christmas can get lost in the excitement.

Talking to your kids about generosity during the Christmas season is important, but finding the right time to do so can be difficult.

That’s why we’re here to help!

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The Most Unique Gifts to Give this Christmas

Socks? Check. Sweater? Check. Gift card? Check, check, and check. If this is what your shopping list looks like around Christmas, you’re not alone. It’s easy to get caught up in the rush of the holiday season and leave your shopping until the last minute. Before you know it, you’re giving gifts that look eerily similar to what you gave last year. Is it time for a change? What if this year you give unique gifts that aren’t just extraordinary, they’re also extra-meaningful? Continue reading The Most Unique Gifts to Give this Christmas What if this year you give unique gifts that aren’t just extraordinary, they’re also extra-meaningful? Continue reading The Most Unique Gifts to Give this Christmas

What’s the Difference Between Short and Long-Term Solutions?

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.

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One Mom’s Impossible Choice – Tiila’s Story

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.

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Salt and Light – A Message of Hope

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.

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How Clean Water Arrives in a Village

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!

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Becoming a Water Warrior – Fiona’s Story

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?

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