World Vision

Weekend To Do: Write Your Sponsor Child

by jessicaturner on November 1, 2013

You might remember that when Matthew went on his World Vision trip to Sri Lanka last year, I bought two Thomas the Train t-shirts – one for Elias and one for our sponsor child Vidharshan. This was a tangible way we could talk about Vidharshan with Elias – that he was a little boy, just […]


Weekend Links: Guatemala Edition

by jessicaturner on September 14, 2013

Love this photo of Matthew with our sponsor child, Carlos (Photo credit: Laura Reinhardt) Matthew has been in Guatemala all week. It’s hard to believe he comes home tomorrow! Have you been following the #WVbloggers hashtag on Twitter? It’s such a great group of writers. Here are a few must-read posts: The Slums Are Alive […]


Thomas the Train in Sri Lanka

by jessicaturner on August 23, 2012

Today Matthew leaves with the World Vision team to go to Sri Lanka. There, he and 9 other bloggers will see and share about the important work that World Vision is doing. This is not his first trip like this, but with each trip, Elias seems to have a little better understanding of why Daddy […]


The True Spirit of Christmas: The Gift of Jesus

by jessicaturner on December 19, 2011

I love to give gifts. Love. LOve. LOVe. LOVE to give gifts. It started as a little girl when I would go shopping at the Dollar Store for my family for Christmas. Then, when I got my first job, I began shopping year-round, seeking the best deals and the perfect gifts for everyone on my […]


What Would You Give Up?

by jessicaturner on August 29, 2011

This week we are putting our house up on the market. The process of getting it ready has been eye-opening for me. I have been a bit overwhelmed by how much STUFF we have. We started putting things we didn’t need on a regular basis in storage a year ago. Our 5×10 storage unit is […]

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Give the Gift of Education

by jessicaturner on August 9, 2011

I’m so excited about this opportunity, especially since Matthew just got home from Bolivia with World Vision. Plum District, one of my favorite flash deal sites, is celebrating Back to School Week by doing a matching campaign to help build/renovate a school with World Vision! Donate $5 and they will match it! This gift will […]

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Spend Two Minutes Watching This

by jessicaturner on August 7, 2011

Matthew is flying home from Bolivia today. During his trip with World Vision, he made this video of a sweet little girl named Arminda. It is only two minutes. It brought tears to my eyes and praise to my lips as I thanked the Lord for providing for this little girl through World Vision. I […]

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My Heart is in Bolivia

by jessicaturner on August 4, 2011

My heart is in Bolivia right now. I love the theme of the World Vision bloggers trip because it so multi-dimensional. My heart is in Bolivia because my sweet husband Matthew is there. As much as I miss him, I love reading his posts, tweets and skyping at night, knowing that he is being obedient […]


World Vision Dominican Republic Trip Photo Book

by jessicaturner on June 17, 2011

Last May I had the privilege of traveling with World Vision to the Dominican Republic. (You can read posts from the trip here.) I have never chronicled the trip through a photo book. I have always had big plans on including people’s posts and going all out. Well, more than a year later, I still […]


Give a Goat and Change a Life

by jessicaturner on November 15, 2010

First of all, THANK YOU for all the kind comments, emails and Facebook messages of encouragement through this awful sickness. I am not one of those women who loves being pregnant – especially not during this first trimester. But it will be worth it! Even on my hard days, I am reminded how blessed I […]