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Do Something by Matthew West

I woke up this morning; saw a world full of trouble now. I thought, how’d we ever get so far down; and how’s it ever gonna turn around so I turned my eyes to heaven and thought, God why don’t you do something? I just couldn’t bear the thought of people living in poverty and

#GivingTuesday

We have all seen the photos. Photos of malnourished children in third world countries.  Photos of shacks with tin roofs that house an entire extended family where we can’t even begin to imagine living.  Sometimes we can’t wrap our heads around the fact that these situations really exist and we ask God why. Why are they

Medicine in Haiti

By Dr. Matt Anderson, WWV Medical Director This picture represents both danger and opportunity. The man in this picture is carrying a basket of pills to sell on the streets of Haiti. I’m pretty sure that he is just trying to make a living to support his family and survive. I’m also pretty certain that

God’s Purpose in the Storm

On Wednesday, October 5th our WWV medical team headed out to Luly to assess the damage after the hurricane.  We knew there were nearly 100 people seeking shelter in Pastor Chrisner’s church.  WWV had already financially helped to provide these villagers with food and water during the storm. When we arrived at Pastor Chrisner’s church,

Change for Chickens Fundraiser

We are partnering with our friends at One Mission Fundraising this year for a creative new fundraiser for World Wide Village called “Change for Chickens!”  We just need YOUR help!  Here’s how it works: One Mission Fundraising hand-makes and sells scented soy candles packaged in fun change banks (pictured below). There are two ways to

Baby Bernardo

Photo 1: Baby Bernardo in June Edna Louis was given goats last year through the WWV goat program.  Praise God that when she went into labor prematurely last month with twins she was able to sell two of the offspring from the goats she had been given to afford to travel to a regional hospital

Anger, STD’s and Soul Care

Stories by Matt Anderson – physician from the medical team  “John’s” story:  “John” was a 19-year-old who came into the World Wide Village clinic in Haiti a bit disengaged. He complained of back pain from working a manual labor job and his eye contact was poor. As his medical exam was finishing it was proving

“She was in awe that someone cared for her.”

A story from World Wide Village supporter, Sue Masek.   Deeply ingrained in the culture of the impoverished former slave colony, the practice of poor families giving away children to wealthier acquaintances or relatives is not uncommon in Haiti.  A restavek is a child in Haiti who is sent by his or her parents to work for

Equipping and Supporting Families

A common situation in Haiti: One elderly mother, four daughters; six grandchildren; all under one roof.  Living in poverty.  Selling produce in the market their only form of income.  This was the situation of Mineze and her sister Wiselaine, when one of our teams met them during a prayer walk. Upon meeting this family, our

WWV Hurricane Relief Update – Challenge and Offer

As clean up continues in Haiti, many are still in desperate need – having lost parents, children, homes, churches and livelihoods.  Your generosity has helped us reach over 40% of our goal of $19,999 toward hurricane relief for our friends on the southern peninsula of Haiti. If you haven’t yet given, there’s still time to