This Little Light of Mineby Marilee Pierce Dunker
My father, Bob Pierce, is best remembered as the founder of World Vision and Samaritan’s Purse. But from his earliest days with Youth For Christ (YFC), his passion was to share the light of the gospel with a lost and dying world.
In 1947 and 1948, YFC sent Dad to China for his first overseas evangelistic campaigns. It was there that God opened his eyes to the incredible suffering of the poor.
When he was challenged by missionary Tena Holkeboer to “do something” about the need of a little girl named White Jade, he gave his last $5 and promised to send more when he got home. This seemingly insignificant side note would later become the seed for World Vision’s child sponsorship program, which today blesses more than 4 million children every year!
Read the rest of the story at the World Vision magazine.