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Walking Through Samaria

Oct 21, 2020

Meet MaryAnn Osborn. She’s one of the key members of the Partnership Innovation Team at World Vision, a Christian humanitarian aid organization that, among other things, combats youth drug addiction in Ethiopia.


“My heart was broken for kids living in poverty, who had also lost their parents because of poverty,” she says. “The work World Vision does actually prevents kids from becoming orphans in the first place. And at that point, I thought this is where I need to be and what I need to be doing.”


Osborn has been on the front lines of this fight for nine years and testifies that how God has used World Vision is “a game-changer.” Through the organization’s efforts, more than 6,500 people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, now have clean water for life where they lacked it before.


“What God is doing through World Vision is so cool to watch,” Osborn says. “World Vision reaches a new person with clean water every 10 seconds and three new schools a day with sanitation and hygiene facilities. And so there’s this just this beautiful ripple effect of unlocked potential in communities and it’s powerful.”