Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision

December 2021

Joy to the World!

On many church calendars, Advent is the time four weeks before Christmas when we excitedly anticipate the coming of Christ’s birth and rejoice! As believers in a powerful, loving God who sent His Son to save the world, we have much to celebrate. All of creation calls us to revere and praise our glorious God, and so we sing in worship “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and other beloved carols.

What are your favorite Christmas traditions? Are there special foods and Christmas cookies that say JOY in your family? Do you have favorite Christmas movies you watch each year? What special ways of celebrating have been practiced by your family for years, even multiple generations? Some of us are creating new traditions as our families move to different parts of the country or add members. Many of you have new grandbabies who will celebrate and be celebrated this year. Christmas is a time that unites billions of people around the world in the spirit of love.

Thank you for your partnership as we support World Vision’s life-giving work with children and families in Honduras, Kenya, and the Syrian conflict area. Together, our gifts and prayers on behalf of those who are suffering and downtrodden send light and hope into their darkness. We pray they too will experience the love of the Christ child.

During these weeks of Advent when we light the candles of hope, peace, joy, and love, let’s become more attentive to see God at work in the world and in the small things in our own lives—smiles, hugs, music, good food, sunshine, and yes, even rain. When these blessings become evident, we move toward a deep awe that becomes our deep comfort. Emmanuel. God with us.

May you experience blessings, joy, and the wonders of His love in this special season.  

Nancy Johns

Chapter Co-Chair

Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision

There's still time to take advantage of our Christmas match ($35,000) and double your gift. Your donation will change the lives of hundreds of children this coming year. Thank you for considering a year-end gift. Just click the link here. Thank you!

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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 Know Me Now in January, serving children who have an incarcerated parent. Know Me Now ( commits to transforming the visitation experience into something warm, inviting, and full of positive memories by providing Connect Kits to each child; they will open these kits while with their parent. We have the opportunity to create and provide some of these kits.

Read more and RSVP by clicking here.

Save the Date: February 12, 2022 at 10 a.m.

We will be hosting an event with Nadia Castro, World Vision Honduras. Please be watching for more details.

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.