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Life according to the sacrifice

posted by April 17th, 2014

The following reflection on Christ’s sacrifice was written by Melissa, from Brazil, for this Easter season. Click to read this article in Spanish or Portuguese

Suppose you have some animals, you own them. Of these, you choose the most beautiful and closest to perfection, put your hands on his head and list all your sins, mischief and acts of rebellion. You put your sins on the head of that animal. Once you do that, you take this beautiful, perfect animal and leave him in a wasteland. How do you feel having done this? Do you feel good and redeemed or do you feel guilty because of the fate you brought onto this poor creature? (more…)

Loving with Christ’s Heart

posted by April 16th, 2014

The following reflection on God’s love was written by Isabella, from Brazil, for this Easter season. Click to read this article in Spanish or Portuguese

In January of 2010 the world witnessed Haiti hit by a major earthquake, causing consequences that they still endure today. The country, which was already struggling with extreme poverty, had social issues intensified by the catastrophe. A few months ago, I witnessed my mother returning from a missionary trip in that country, impacted by the harsh reality, but pleased with the work that have been done and determined to encourage others. (more…)

Bartering Sweat for Blood

posted by April 14th, 2014

The following reflection was written by Leo, a World Vision Youth Communicator from Brazil, for this Easter season. 

The following reflection on 1 Samuel 15.:1-23 was written by Leo, a World Vision Youth Communicator from Brazil, for this Easter season. 

Samuel had clear instructions. God wanted Saul to do justice, destroying a whole kingdom built upon paganism and iniquity. Nothing these people possessed was pure, and as a lesson, nothing could be preserved. God has immeasurable patience; he withstands our many faults and sins, but also makes himself holy and not complicit in our mistakes. In this case, the threshold had been exceeded. (more…)

30 days until the World Vision Cup!

posted by April 10th, 2014

In exactly 30 days, youth from Haiti, Canada, Australia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Germany, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras and South Korea will be heading to Brazil for the World Vision Cup to play football, exchange experiences and engage in a global discussion about violence.

World Vision will bring together boys and girls into a global game, so they can raise their voices for an equal and fair society, where children and youth are protected, healthy and engaged!

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See more in at our World Vision Cup challenge page.

The Little Ones

posted by April 9th, 2014

For this Lenten season, the following reflection on God’s call for us was written by Rachael, a World Vision Youth Communicator from the United States. 

At that time the disciples came to Jesus saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you turn and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 18:1-4

How would you describe a child? Innocent? Carefree? Pure? Joyful? Mischievous? All of these characteristics and more come to mind when I hear the word “child”. Children have a special way of perceiving the world that adults do not have. They do not see skin color or socioeconomic class as obstacles to be overcome, but differences to be embraced. They look at the world with wide eyes. With a little imagination, anything is possible. They dream big dreams and take chances. They want to be heroes and caretakers, as evidenced by the sorts of games that they play and how they interact with one another. (more…)