Since 1988 CV has grown to over 350 staff with seven regional operating hubs in Africa, Latin America, North America, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Middle East, Asia Pacific and UK & Europe.
Lord and Lady Edmiston carry a strong desire to serve and equip the Christian Church to effectively share the message of Jesus Christ, and to encourage individual Christians to do the same. To this end, they have laboured to develop in-country initiatives and effective media platforms, both of which are outworked in partnership with local churches across the globe.
CV’s projects and initiatives fall into one of two categories: those that utilize the internet and radio to share the Christian message, and those that support in-country mission-worker programs. Across the globe, CV’s online projects now reach approximately 100 million people annually, producing 100,000s of responses and conversations about faith via landing pages, social media, radio and apps. The volume of engagement received through online media channels has required CV to develop digital services that allow teams to respond to those who reach out, connecting them with local churches and ministries. Off-line, CV supports more than 700 Christian mission-workers, most of whom serve in developing and crisis-torn communities around the world.
In Zambia, Radio Christian Voice is considered one of the most influential media channels in the region and often used by the government to make national announcements. In Latin America, CVCLAVOZ produces media content for over 600 affiliate radio stations across 25 countries, and its vast following has resulted in cvclavoz.com being one of the world’s most highly ranked sites according to web analytics firm, Alexa. In addition, The One Hope program in Ukraine is an example of the charity’s extensive reach. One Hope is CV’s orphan mentoring initiative. It is supported by the country’s First Lady and has helped contribute to a five-time reduction of orphans in the institutional care system across Ukraine: from 36,000 since inception to 7,000 in 2018.
While unapologetically Christian, CV projects have generated positive influences on communities of all faiths in the areas in which CV operates, promoting racial unity, tolerance, servanthood and high ethical standards as part of its Biblical worldview. In Indonesia, work amongst tribes has resulted in the coming together of two hostile groups for the first time in the nation’s history.
Daily, CV teams around the world receive correspondence from individuals, some desperate, noting the positive change and new direction their lives have taken following engagement with a CV initiative. The charity also receives regular accounts of miraculous healings following prayer.
Lord Edmiston serves as Chairman of Christian Vision, Lady Edmiston as Executive Trustee and Nick Cuthbert, Ian Baker and Matt Wattis as Trustees. IM Group provides ad-hoc donations to the charity.