'Together, we are part of something big'

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2018 4:48:33 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in WV, Christian Discipleship, Honduras, El Salvador, Impact Stories

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Diego’s life revolved around his gang member friends, who gave him a sense of belonging that he didn’t find with his family. Despite living on the streets and being constantly high on drugs, somehow he managed to continue in school— which is where he met Pastor Alberto, who was using the training he’d received from World Vision to teach youth in schools about values.

Something about Pastor Alberto drew him in. Although Diego (pictured right) knew that the life he was living did not reflect any of the values the pastor was teaching, he volunteered to assist with the classes. And he felt something change in his heart. 

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Learning to guide children with love and creativity

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 9:16:00 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in Christian Discipleship, Impact Stories, WV, El Salvador

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Frustrated by the challenges of managing her Sunday school class, this volunteer teacher was ready to give up. But participating in the Christian Discipleship Project’s training that mentors young adults to nurture children’s faith gave Johana Mariela the support she needed to continue.

Johana was burned out and discouraged. After four years as a Sunday school teacher in El Salvador, she felt as though her hard work wasn’t appreciated or respected by the children’s parents.

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