Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision

January 2022

Hope in the New Year

future (fyoo-cher)


  1. time to come
  2. what will happen in time to come

Dear Friends,

After almost two years of uncertainty about what will come next in our lives with the COVID pandemic, after being encouraged by new vaccines and seeing cases decrease, then being surprised by a new variant and having to accept that new variants do emerge and this may be endemic, after starting to gather more freely and then not so freely again, after…you fill in the blanks. I think we are weary of dealing with what seems like a perpetually uncertain future.

But, I am certain of this: We have entered a new year! And, we have this promise from our completely faithful God, a promise to remind us who we are and what plans are laid for us.

“...for I know the plans I have for you…plans to give you hope

and a future…” (from Jeremiah 29:10-14)

There are more than eleven months of 2022 ahead of us in which we can share the story of World Visions’s work with Syrian Refugees, with women and girls in Kenya, and with families in Honduras. In case you’re wondering if any good work could be carried out in Honduras in the midst of Covid and natural disasters, just wait until you hear what World Vision staff and communities in Honduras have accomplished when Nadia Castro shares with us on February 12! They see hope and a future. (Scroll down to see that event invitation.)

There are more than eleven months of 2022 for us to attend educational events and to read updates on our website. We can share the encouragement of work accomplished and we can confidently invite others to join in support of these projects. Covid or not, there continue to be opportunities to join local service projects and to advocate with Congress to fund critical programs that impact children and families around the world. 

Do I see hope for the future? Yes! And I invite you to be hopeful, too. The God we serve is faithful and he invites us to walk with him into the future and to share hope with those living in hard places—including those hard places we may be experiencing in our own lives.

Together in the New Year,

Ruth Nottingham

Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision Co-Chair

An invitation: Please join us on February 12th!

Hope for Honduras

with Nadia Castro

Saturday, February 12, 2022

10 to 11 a.m. Pacific time

Lake Grove Presbyterian Church

4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego


Nadia Castro from World Vision Honduras is coming to Lake Oswego to be the guest speaker at our first in-person event since the pandemic began. We hope you'll come to hear the update she brings us. (We ask that our attendees be fully vaccinated and wear a mask.) We will also offer a Zoom option. You can choose what's best for you.

A native of Honduras, Nadia has special insight into the problems facing the people of Honduras. She looks forward to being with us to answer questions and enter into a dynamic discussion.

Nadia has a unique perspective on World Vision and Honduras. While growing up, her mother was the World Vision Honduras National Director. One of Nadia's first jobs was translating sponsorship letters!

We hope you will join us!



Monthly Prayer Call

Our chapter hosts a call each month (usually the second Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m.) to pray for the world, our projects, and each other. Join us! 

Contact Roxane Sain to get connected:

Women of Vision in Action

We're partnering with Union Gospel Mission in February, providing sack lunches for those living on the streets.

Read more and RSVP by clicking here.

HOPE FOR HONDURAS with Nadia Castro

February 12, 2022

10 to 11 a.m. Pacific


Doors open at 9:30 at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, and Zoom opens at 9:45. Come early for a time of fellowship! We hope you will join this event. (See details above.)


Project Communication and Connection

Focus on Syria

Details will be coming soon for this event in early May.

Mid-Summer Share the Light Gala

Evening of August 7, 2022

Guest speaker Sean Kerrigan, World Vision U.S.

With a summer date and a lovely outdoor venue, this will be a very special event. Mark your calendars now!

About Us

Women of Vision is a volunteer ministry of World Vision that cultivates dynamic partnerships resulting in significant investments of time, talent, and treasure in support of World Vision’s work, facilitating transformational impact in the lives of the poor and our supporters in the name of Christ. Please partner with us! Click here to learn what that means and update your commitment for this new year (or for the first time).

The Columbia-Willamette Chapter of Women of Vision supports World Vision's work in Kenya, Honduras, and the Syrian impact area. We also volunteer at many local organizations to help the disadvantaged in our own community. Please read about this work on our website.

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.