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World Vision

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Joshua Rhodes, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Joshua Rhodes

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    My wife "adopted" a World Vision child at a Christian concert last night. Her name is Alice, and she lives in Mozambique. Anyone else a sponsor?
     
  2. PJ

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    Cool! We sponsored a little boy in the Philippines for years, but he eventually grew too old for the program and we lost contact with him after a while. His name was Ralph. He was a sweetie. :)

    We sponsored through something other than World Vision, though. Just can't remember right now which program it was ...
     
  3. Joshua Rhodes

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    *bump*

    Still wanted to see if anyone had done this.
     
  4. Psalm 100

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    We sponsor a little girl in Guatemala.
     
  5. Joshua Rhodes

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    Are you happy with the program, Psalm 100?
     
  6. Psalm 100

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    I am. The money goes directly to the children's home. It's one of the biggest in Guatemala, and has a very good reputation. The take care of about 450 children of all ages. They provide for education, and even send the older youth to the city for vocational schools. Many kids who grew up there have returned there to work.

    We get semi regular updates on Leydy (the girl we sponsor). Plus, we can email or call at any time and speak with one of the dorm parents to see how she's doing. Every so often, we get a picture she's drawn in the mail.

    My wife and I are planning on visiting there next year when we travel to Guat.

    They also have many mission teams visit through the year.
     
  7. El_Guero

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    World Vision? Sure they changed their stripes.

    But, I won't believe it until I see their stripes changed.

     
  8. El_Guero

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    PS - They claim to have gotten better on their cut of the funds taken.
     
  9. Brice

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    I would like to see facts before the implication. Here is what I found.

    "About 80% of World Vision's funding comes from private sources, including individuals, World Vision clubs in schools such as the Taipei American School, corporations, and foundations. The remainder comes from governments and multilateral agencies. Aside from cash contributions, World Vision accepts gifts in kind, typically food commodities, medicine, and clothing donated through corporations and government agencies.
    Approximately half of World Vision's programs are funded through child sponsorship. Individuals, families, churches, and other groups sponsor specific children or specific community projects in their own country or abroad. Sponsors send funds each month to provide support for the sponsored children or projects.
    In 2005, 87% of funding went to programs, 8% went to fundraising and 5% went to management & general. World Vision has announced a goal of reducing the fundraising + management & general "overhead" to 10% from 13% currently. Thanks to gifts in kind and grants, one dollar invested by individual donors results in $1.50 in program funding."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Vision
     
  10. El_Guero

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    WOW! Ya' kinda presented the data better than I did . . . so, all of the money goes to the orphanage?

    Or just the part after they take a percentage . . . .

    When they get to their marketing goal IMHO, they will almost catch up with those charitable ministries at the top that take less than 10% for operating costs.

    They have gotten better (if memory serves me correctly) and they are still better than CCF.

    Wayne
     
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    That is cool, I pray that he will continue to lead them to excellence. . . .
     
  13. Brother Randall

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    I've been a Children's International sponsor since 1986. The first girl outgrew the program so I was reassigned to another girl in need. I get a letter about once a year from her providing an update. Also, get an occasional picture.
     
  14. Jim1999

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    I like World Vision. Maybe because I knew the founder and his compassion for children left behind in Korea.

    For the last ten or so years, they have engaged popular figures in society, regardless of their religious affiliation, to represent them in their telly presentations. but they remain a basically fundamental organization and do reach children with aid and with the gospel. They care.

    Wife and I are also supporters, and we send regular gifts for the child we support. We get regular letters and photographs.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  15. Psalm 100

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    Joshua and El Guero,

    I'm afraid I may have misunderstood Joshua's question. We do sponsor a child, but it's not through World Vision. It's directly through the home she's living in.
     
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    Joshua, great things happen through these types of programs. Ralph, the little boy we sponsored as far back as late 80s, recently contacted us. He's 29 now, has moved from the Philippines to Canada and is doing great! He couldn't have been more grateful when he called, and we couldn't have been more surprised to hear from him! It was such a blessing to hear from him ... a phenomenal blessing. :)
     
  17. Joshua Rhodes

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    Thanks for all the posts in reply. We've gotten our first packet of information, and look forward to learning more about this little girl in coming days, weeks and months. Thanks!
     
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