Heather Nelson is World Concern’s One Village Transformed Communications Coordinator. She visited the Samburu region of Kenya in April, and shares her journey to collect water with a Samburu woman named Lolmodooni.
I walk to get water every day. From the living room to the kitchen. From the bedroom to the refrigerator. From the backyard to the little nook in my garage where I keep a case of water bottles. We all walk to get water.
But we don’t all walk like this.
People in countries where there is drought spend hours walking for a drink of water. Lolmodooni is one of these people.
One morning, she let me come along.
Continue reading Walking with Lolmodooni
Cho’s family was desperately poor and in debt. All of the families in his village in Myanmar struggled to have enough food to eat. So Cho (whose name has been changed) and his friends made a plan. They heard stories about jobs that were easy and paid a lot of money in China. As young teenagers it was illegal for them to work in China, but they knew a man who said he could find work for them.
Continue reading Can I Ever Go Home? A True Story of Child Trafficking
It’s dry in Lolkuniani.
So dry that moms and their children walk up to six hours a day to find water. The riverbeds are bare and dusty, but if they dig deep enough small pools of water gradually appear. It’s this water, brown and murky, they scoop into containers that are so heavy when filled they must use a strap against their foreheads to carry the weight.
It’s a physical burden that represents not only the hardships they face, but the weight of understanding that this is not what it means to live a full, abundant life.
Lolkuniani is ready for a change. Continue reading Finding Hope in Lolkuniani – One Village Transformed
This story is representative of what families are facing each day in dangerous conflict zones. As you read Asha’s story, put yourself in her shoes. What would you do without food for your children when even stepping outside puts yourself and your child in danger?
Continue reading A Light in the Darkest Place – Asha’s Story
There are places in the world where the road ends and help stops.
These places are desolate, isolated, and dangerous. The problems there—both natural and man-made—have gone on for too long to make the headlines. They are places where humanitarian aid has fallen short.
Continue reading If Not Us, Then Who? Why We Serve at the End of the Road
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.
Continue reading World Concern 2018: A Year in Review
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!
Continue reading 3 Ways to Teach Your Children about Giving this Christmas
It’s a funny thing to be thankful for a goat.
But in this season of gift exchanges and acts of kindness, a goat is at the top of the list when asked “What are you thankful for this Christmas?”
That’s because one goat has the power to transform a child’s life.
Continue reading Why We’re Thankful for Goats
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
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