After Isaiah's world-altering description of the Messiah's suffering and glory (ch. 53), and the joy he brings and the invitation he offers (chs. 54–55), our Lord tells us how we are then to live: "Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand, and my righteousness will soon be revealed" (Isa 56.1). The gospel moves us towards deeds of justice and mercy, towards caring for even one of the least of these.
I'm running the NYC Marathon with Team World Vision to help prevent the exploitation of children, protect the most vulnerable, and bring healing to children who have been exploited.
The needs are real, but there is something we can do. More than 115 million children worldwide are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including trafficking for commercial sex exploitation and hazardous physical labor.
Will you donate to provide healing and support to children?
Since I joined the team late, my goal is to raise $2,620.
I'm looking for 27 partners who will contribute $100 for each mile I run. And yes, that means one person need only contribute $20. =)
If you can't do $100, would you please sponsor me for a half-mile ($50) or a quarter-mile ($25)?
Every little bit will help. Together we can help change lives around the world.
Thanks for your support! Matthew Hoskinson
World Vision works alongside hospitals, schools, and law enforcement agencies to ensure that child protection is a priority by encouraging groups to raise awareness and advocate for child rights and protection.
World Vision focuses on the children who are most vulnerable — those who have been orphaned, who live on the street, and who are not in school. We educate them about what trafficking is, and the techniques that abusers use to lure children. Empowering these vulnerable children to access quality education, while meeting immediate needs such as food and housing, can make all the difference for preventing child exploitation.