Heather Klinger

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From Vision to Reality: Visionaries surrender something great to receive something greater

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 25, 2020 7:06:25 PM / by Heather Klinger posted in World Changers, Visionaries


Visionaries are all around you. They dream of a world in which every child has clean water to drink and nutritious food to eat, and whose family has escaped the throes of extreme poverty.

Visionaries answer God’s call to take care of the orphan and the widow—“the least of these brothers and sisters of mine.” They courageously show the love of Jesus to a hurting world and invite their family and friends to walk alongside them in the journey, because Jesus said his followers would be known for their love. And they are stronger together.

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Pray with us to end violence against children

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 9:23:07 AM / by Heather Klinger posted in Child Protection, WV, International Day


In Bangladesh, Shohug’s father died when he was 5, leaving him to help provide for his family. Through World Vision, Shohug, 10, can still go to school, even while he helps his mom sell homemade lentil chips. Please join us in prayer for children like Shohug. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Laura Reinhardt)

Children are a precious gift from God. As adults, we have the privilege and responsibility to care for them and help them live the full and abundant life God desires for them. Tragically, love and security are not the reality for three-quarters of the world’s children who experience some form of violence every year.

It is hard to accept, but the reality for the majority of children is a life of violence, and for some, exploitation. At least 1.7 billion of the 2.2 billion children in the world experience violence every year, in their homes, schools, or communities.

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Big Gifts, Exponential Impact: How major donors are eliminating extreme poverty with World Vision

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2018 8:51:41 AM / by Heather Klinger posted in NLC, World Changers


World Vision has helped impact millions of lives through transformational gifts from philanthropists—evidence of God’s faithfulness. Today, more families have access to clean water along with new hope for healthy futures. Parents are better equipped to earn incomes that meet their children’s basic needs. Children are protected and nurtured, while they are growing in their Christian faith. A new day is dawning for a generation of people.

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5 Reasons for Real Hope in 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2018 5:49:39 PM / by Heather Klinger posted in Economic Empowerment, Water, Health, THRIVE, WV, Extreme Poverty

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Hope is empowering, infectious, even healing. But sometimes our world can make hope hard to find. Here are 5 reasons you can have real hope right now — and how to pray for continued progress.

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” —Jeremiah 29:11

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 16, 2017 10:05:29 PM / by Heather Klinger posted in WV, Extreme Poverty, Rich Stearns, International Day

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It is possible to end extreme poverty in our lifetime. And you can be part of it.

Poverty can be overcome when people join together. In the last 20 years, the number of children dying from preventable causes — from hunger and poverty and disease — has nearly halved, going from more than 30,000 a day to just over 16,000. For the first time in modern history, the world is coming to the collective realization that it is possible to completely end extreme poverty in our lifetimes.

Supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, World Vision is dedicated to keep this momentum going to help end poverty in all its forms, everywhere, by 2030. Together, our work is delivering lasting water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to more than 10 million people; building improved and resilient livelihoods for 4 million smallholder farmers and their families; and eliminating preventable deaths among 4 million mothers and their beloved children.  

So in honor of the 25th annual United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns reflects on how we can all take steps to help people lift themselves out of poverty.

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Hurricane Maria: Facts. FAQs, and how to help

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2017 1:18:24 AM / by Heather Klinger posted in Emergency Relief, WV, US, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria damagePuerto Rico is devastated and struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria pummeled the territory Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm. Most of the island is still without power as food and water supplies get low, generators run out of fuel, flights in and out are extremely limited, hospitals are damaged, temporary housing is in shortage, and people struggle to access their bank accounts.

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World Vision uses technology to help bring hope to families

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 14, 2016 10:41:00 PM / by Heather Klinger posted in Economic Empowerment, Water, Health, Education, Emergency Relief, Innovation, WV

tech.pngMobile apps, computers, and solar energy are commonplace in the U.S., but World Vision is using this same technology to transform remote communities around the world.

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