Daily Posts will Communicate World Vision’s Multi-Faceted International Program

World Vision embarks on its first blogger trip on May 3-7, 2010, bringing five influential frugal and mommy bloggers to the Dominican Republic to experience first-hand the work of World Vision.

The trip will be led by author and speaker Matthew Paul Turner (JesusNeedsNewPR.net
<http://JesusNeedsNewPR.net <http://JesusNeedsNewPR.net> >) and staff from World Vision.

Bloggers invited on the trip are:
Jill Anderson, (TheDiaperDiaries.net <http://TheDiaperDiaries.net <http://TheDiaperDiaries.net> >);
Briana Carter (BargainBriana.com <http://BargainBriana.com <http://BargainBriana.com> >);
Andrea Deckard (MommySnacks.net <http://MommySnacks.net <http://MommySnacks.net> >);
Amanda White (OhAmanda.com <http://OhAmanda.com <http://OhAmanda.com> >);
Jessica Turner (TheMomCreative.com <http://TheMomCreative.com <http://TheMomCreative.com> >).

“As a mom blogger, I talk about a lot of companies, organizations and products I like,” said White. “The opportunity to be part of an organization like World Vision, which generously does so much for communities around the world and shares the love of Jesus has me beyond excited. I’m honored to use my blog as a voice and encourage others to support World Vision.”

While on the trip the bloggers will be introduced to the benefits of child sponsorship through World Vision. In addition, the bloggers will experience World Vision programs outside of sponsorship including microenterprise and HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Each day, the bloggers will blog on their personal blogs about their days, what they learn and how they are impacted.

“With every vision trip I lead, one of my greatest joys is to witness the transformation of the people we serve in the field,” said Michael Bianchi, channel manager for World Vision’s Artist Associates Program. “But, I am equally moved to see the transformation of the travelers who become immersed in World Vision’s work. It will be especially exciting to see that experience translate into the lives of our bloggers’ readers around the world.

Hand-stamped, custom jewelry maker Lisa Leonard Designs (lisaleonardonline.com <http://lisaleonardonline.com <http://lisaleonardonline.com> >) has partnered with World Vision by creating a special necklace exclusively for the trip. A limited number of necklaces, which include a hand-stamped charm that says Faith, Hope, Amor, will be given to people who sponsor children through the bloggers’ posts before and during the trip. Lisa Leonard Designs also donated 100 necklaces for the bloggers to give to people they meet in the Dominican Republic.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.  World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, please visit www.worldvision.org/press <http://www.worldvision.org/press>  <http://www.worldvision.org/press <http://www.worldvision.org/press> >.



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