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.
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.
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
A devotion from World Concern’s “Salt & Light: Hope through Transformation”
Several years ago, Bithi felt she had no choice but to marry off her young daughter to an older man.
In Bangladesh, single women struggle to provide for their families without the support of a spouse. Bithi did not want to marry off her daughter but could not see another way.Continue reading Salt and Light – Bithi’s Story of Transformation
photo by Helen Manson/Tearfund NZ
It’s a tendency some of us have – though we may not want to admit it. We look at someone or something from afar and infer we know most everything about them. Their personalities, behavior, and why they made the decisions they did.
But when we ask ourselves how God sees each person, then our hastily formed opinions shift perspective.
So today, let’s ask ourselves this question: What is God’s heart for refugees around the world? Continue reading What Is God’s Heart for Refugees?