A Prayer for Peace on Earth

December 24, 2016By Zoey WilsonBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

This is part 12 of our 12-part series, 12 Prayers of Christmas. Check back and join us as we pray together leading up to Christmas.   Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom … Read More

A Prayer for Advocates

December 15, 2016By Zoey WilsonBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

This is part three of our 12-part series, 12 Prayers of Christmas. Check back and join us as we pray together leading up to Christmas.  “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9 NIV … Read More

Giving Thanks Together

November 23, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories No Comments

At World Vision, we are so grateful for all of you – our donors and advocates – who, partner with communities and families around the world, finding sustainable ways to end poverty by speaking out. To celebrate Thanksgiving, we asked some of you to share how you plan to kick off the holiday season and … Read More

Joining the Bucket Brigade

November 21, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories 3 Comments

Leigh Sides, an advocate from Flower Mound, Texas, wanted to know, “How can I be useful?” She asked God, “Whatever it is you want me to do, I want it to count.” A month later, she received an email from World Vision’s Advocacy team asking her to sign up for an in-district meeting with her … Read More

Do You Understand U.S. Foreign Assistance?

August 23, 2016By Zoey WilsonForeign Assistance 1 Comment

How does your knowledge of U.S. poverty-focused foreign assistance stack up against the average American’s knowledge? Every year the Kaiser Family Foundation surveys Americans on their ideas of foreign assistance. The results: most Americans have misconceptions about foreign assistance. U.S. foreign assistance can be complicated, but it has a part in saving over 3 million … Read More

Six Tips to Advocate Socially

July 12, 2016By Zoey WilsonLearn about Advocacy No Comments

Many advocates want to increase their impact, but don’t know where to start. Doing more does not have to be overwhelming — there is an easy way to grow your impact at your fingertips! Use social media to engage your friends and family in advocacy and reach members of Congress in ways that emails and phone … Read More

Dedicated Advocacy

June 2, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories No Comments

Edward and Beth Minton are a couple from North Carolina who have sponsored a child in Romania for 8 years, give to help women’s protection, and advocate for the needs of the poor around the world. They first dipped their toes into advocacy by calling their representatives to “support a clean water act and promote … Read More

An Advocate’s Influence

May 27, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, advocate Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett joined our conference call and shared about her use of social media to mobilize her personal network for advocacy. Now, she shares her advocate story. Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett is a World Vision advocate from California, who has had a strong desire to help those in need from … Read More