The Best of 2015

Last year our blog was busier than ever. We published more than 50 stories, and those stories were read (and shared) by a record number of people. It’s good to know that the content we’re producing is reaching a larger audience and, ultimately, making a difference in the lives of those we serve in India, Nepal, and Japan. Here are twelve of our favorite stories from 2015, starting with last January’s most-read post, We Can’t Do This Alone.

JANUARY // We Can’t Do This Alone

As we prepare, by faith, for our next season of ministry in India, we are thinking and praying a lot about what it means for us to impact future generations. Though we’ve been involved in transforming the lives… read more

FEBRUARY // Inspired by Valentine, Loving Persecuted Christians

Despite its commercial success, Valentine’s Day wasn’t conceived in a brainstorming session at Hallmark’s corporate headquarters in Kansas City. According to Common Prayer, the story goes something like this… read more

MARCH // Cyclone Relief Impact Report

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on India’s eastern coast. Vizag, which is where our ministry is headquartered, was hit hard. Though we didn’t have any immediate reports of injury or loss of… read more

APRIL // Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty

One of the most transformative aspects of our child sponsorship program is that every child we care for is given the same opportunities we’d want our own sons and daughters to have — which means that for every… read more

MAY // Nepal, India, and the Power of Prayer

The unfolding humanitarian crisis in Nepal continues to be at the forefront of our thoughts and prayers. As the death toll continues to climb and survivors begin the arduous process of rebuilding their lives… read more

JUNE // Free Medical Camp Serves 280 Villagers

Three weeks ago we sponsored a free medical camp in Natayyapalem, an overlooked village on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam. Organized by Gajuwaka Church, the camp, which was staffed by a team of ten healthcare… read more

JULY // New Wells for Five Villages

Through a generous partnership with Living Water International and Living Stones Churches we were able to bring safe drinking water to five villages in Srikakulam District. Construction of the wells was completed… read more

AUGUST // An Engineer in the Making: Susana’s Story

The burden of material poverty is difficult to ignore when it means that your parents can’t afford to send you to school. When money’s scarce, education often becomes a luxury, something children have to learn… read more

SEPTEMBER // A Church for Hamu Thanda

Last month God made a way for us to open five new church buildings in India. One of those buildings, located in the village of Hamu Thanda, belongs to a church that was started by Pastor Luka Naik… read more

OCTOBER // A Single Gift

We say it all the time: “God’s grace, coupled with the prayers and generosity of His people, sustains our work in India.” What your spiritual and financial support make possible is the transformation of lives in some… read more

NOVEMBER // Bridging the Gap in Tokyo

Walking into The Bridge Live, it’s easy to think you’ve just stumbled upon a hidden gem of an underground jazz club. First the location: Shimokitazawa, an artsy suburb of Tokyo that is a destination for… read more

DECEMBER // Bitter Sweet

Last month I had the privilege to travel to India and Nepal with Vision Nationals. While my primary task was to take pictures for the ministry and help them chronicle their story visually — which is something I love… read more

Since 1992 Vision Nationals has been planting churches, training nationals, and caring for India’s most vulnerable. Donations to support our work are greatly appreciated. All gifts are tax-deductible and can be designated to the ministry, fund, or project of your choice.

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