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Watson, the miracle baby

Watson, the miracle baby

Every time Dodline looked at her baby boy, she wanted to cry. Watson was only 4 months old, but his life had already been terrible. From the time he was born, Dodline knew something was wrong. His skin was too loose. His bones were too prominent. Despite his mother’s...
Emmanuel’s dreams are in danger

Emmanuel’s dreams are in danger

The teachers came. Desks and books arrived. But when the new school opened in Emmanuel’s village, he didn’t know how much it would change his life. Emmanuel grew up in a family of poor laborers. Both of his parents work in the fields — harvesting, weeding, planting,...
How does school differ around the world?

How does school differ around the world?

Here in America, most kids are halfway through their summer break. Before we know it, though, binders and pencils will go on sale, and stores will be packed with parents and their children filling up their carts with new notebooks and backpacks. That can only mean one...
Child sponsorship: What your monthly gift provides

Child sponsorship: What your monthly gift provides

Maybe you’ve just received your sponsorship packet in the mail, or maybe you’ve been a child sponsor for years. Either way, you may be wondering, “What does my $35 monthly gift actually provide?” While it varies a bit from program to program, every sponsored child...
Can I count on you to help?

Can I count on you to help?

Earlier this week, I sent you an email about an urgent need. I just got back from the village of Los Lotes, Guatemala, where 1,500 people remain buried under 10 to 20 feet of ash after last month’s volcano eruption. The few survivors, including three of my closest...
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