God showed up: My first Vision Trip to Bangladesh

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2019 8:58:06 PM / by Tracey Bongat posted in WV, Child Protection, Bangladesh, Personal Narrative

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“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10

In November 2018 I had the opportunity to see World Vision’s Child Protection work in Bangladesh & India. For the past couple of months, I’ve been leaning heavily into this verse. How do I even begin to share about a trip, that was amazing, intense, beautiful, heartbreaking, joyful, made me angry at times and hopeful in others, and one that pretty much put me through a wringer of emotions? I jumped off the deep end with this one!

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World Humanitarian Day:  An aid worker’s diary from a refugee camp

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2018 9:49:22 AM / by Chris Huber posted in International Day, Emergency Relief, Bangladesh, WV

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World Humanitarian Day, celebrated every year on Aug. 19, is a global celebration of people helping people. Elsie Gomes, a longtime World Vision Bangladesh staff member, deployed earlier this year to Cox’s Bazar in southeast Bangladesh to help with the Myanmar refugee crisis response. Here is her perspective on her time working with refugees in the camps.

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Mustaque’s Narrow Escape

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2017 2:10:50 PM / by George Sarkar posted in Impact Stories, WV, Bangladesh, Child Protection

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“I stopped begging on the streets with my father, because I go to school now,” says Mustaque, a 6-year-old boy who is one of twenty- five children participating in World Vision’s Child Friendly Space (CFS). Corneal scarring from measles left his father Murad (33) blind. Because Murad had never been to school he had no job skills and made his living by begging on the streets, often bringing his children along to help. World Vision Bangladesh’s Child Protection Program identified Mustaque, enrolled him in the CFS, saving him from becoming part of the next generation of beggars.

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