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On the ground in Guatemala: The power of sponsorship

On the ground in Guatemala: The power of sponsorship

When 6 a.m. comes in America, many kids are just beginning to stir and get ready for the school day. They brush their teeth, eat a full breakfast, and put on clean clothes. But in impoverished countries like Guatemala, children are often up early for a different...
On the ground in Guatemala: These kids need your help

On the ground in Guatemala: These kids need your help

When a community is stuck in poverty, it’s the children who suffer most. This is the case all around the world, especially in places like the remote villages of Guatemala. Tom Thompson, World Help’s senior vice president, is on the ground in Guatemala right now, and...
On the Syrian border: A plea for help

On the Syrian border: A plea for help

“People come and go, promising to help,” Tariq said. But that help rarely comes.I met Tariq this week in a refugee camp, where his family is struggling to survive. I’ve changed his name to protect him. They receive a stipend of just $15 per month — an impossibly small...
On the Syrian border: True healing for refugees facing trauma

On the Syrian border: True healing for refugees facing trauma

For many families I’ve met on the Syrian border, their journey to becoming refugees was a traumatic one. They arrive at the camps bearing both physical and emotional scars. This was certainly the case for Mrs. Zin and her family. I’ve shared the beginning of her story...
On the ground at the Syrian border: An impossible choice

On the ground at the Syrian border: An impossible choice

Almost a year ago to the date, I was huddled in a tent with refugees I had met on the Syrian border. Today, I’m back again … and I’m still just as overwhelmed by the stories I hear and the needs I see. I’m more convinced than ever before that we — as the body of...
From the field: Restoring sight in Guatemala

From the field: Restoring sight in Guatemala

I’ve just returned from an unforgettable trip to El Chico, Guatemala. This tiny community is tucked away in the mountains, far from any doctor’s office or clinic. So when people heard that a World Help medical team was coming to provide them with health care, they...
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