In this interview with Jeremy Weber from Christianity Today, World Vision's president Rich Stearns talks about what he has learned over the past 20 years, the goals he has left unfinished, what he will be passing on to his successor, Edgar Sandoval, and much more.
World Vision is thrilled to announce that Rich Stearns has been awarded the Julia Vadala Taft Outstanding Leadership Award for 2018 by InterAction.
In this article for Outreach Magazine, Rich Stearns reminds us that of the fact "if we only care about souls and not the urgent realities of people’s lives, we are not embracing the second pillar of our faith, the Great Commandment—loving others because we love God. We are to preach the good news and also demonstrate it." Read about how World Vision's project to bring piped water to Kalawa Kenya has brought a dramatic increase in baptisms in addition to other community changes.
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.
This is a videotaped message from World Vision President Rich Stearns, who had just returned from a trip to northern Kenya, where families are on the brink of disaster.
After a generation of massive global progress, aid and mission efforts are pointing the same direction. In this article for Christianity Today, World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns writes about his belief that the best way to bring the good news of the gospel to the most difficult-to-reach nations is to weld their physical needs with their spiritual ones.