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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: 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...
Hell on earth

Hell on earth

If there’s such a thing as hell on earth, I saw it today. I’ve been traveling to Guatemala for years, but this time, it’s different. This time, it’s personal. I’ve just visited with three of my dear friends — Orlando, Alex, and Edison — in their village of...
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