Founded in the United States in 1950, World Vision is an international evangelical relief and development organization whose stated goal is “to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.” It is one of the largest relief and development organizations in the United States. The headquarters for World Vision USA is located in Federal Way, WA.
Part of World Vision’s program involves child sponsorship. In June, 2011, Rich and Diane began sponsoring Maribel Fernandez from Bolivia, South America and Brahim Malick from Mauritania, Africa. Through the years, in addition to their monthly sponsorship, Rich and Diane have sent gifts to help these two families obtain goats, chickens, building materials, clothing, and other needed items. World Vison helps the children send letters and pictures throughout the year. It’s an amazing experience!