Archives for: October, 2008 (subscribe)
Oct 31 2008

Dominican Republic Blog Trip

And they’re off! Well, not yet. But they will be on November 2.
Be a part of the five-day experience (November 2-7) as these bloggers learn and talk about our ministry in the Dominican Republic (DR) first hand.

Melanie – BigMama
Jennifer Donovan – 5 Minutes for Mom
Mary Ostyn – Owlhaven.net
Tim Challies – Challies.com
Shaun Groves – Shlog
Brian…

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You know the expression “Time flies when you are having a good time”? That’s an understatement, to say the least.
Here’s another question for you: Remember how I started out as an intern? (I really hope you are nodding your head up and down at the moment.)
Since the internship program was so successful last summer (and…

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Kamrul received the cycle van you bought him! He received it eight days ago.

It was another hot afternoon at Suagram, and Mukta ran to her grandmother’s house. “Granny! Granny! Come out.”
An elderly woman came out; Mukta said loudly, “I am going to have a cycle van tomorrow. Now my father will drive…

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Oct 28 2008

Rate Our Posts

At the bottom of each post, you’ll now find five little stars; five little stars that allow you to say yay or nay on what we’re publishing here.
And in addition to the posts that we recommend you read, your highest rated posts will also be displayed in our sidebar.
There’s nothing in the sidebar…

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You asked your questions of Cesiah, field communication specialist in Mexico, and she answered. Take it away, Cesiah.

1. First of all, thank you so much for all you do for the precious children of Mexico! My question is, as you go through each day seeing a multitude of needs in these children’s lives, what do you find…

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Oct 25 2008

Chosen Ones

I chose my sponsored child . . .

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It’s fall here in Colorado. The time when the trees and wildflowers turn vibrant yellow and red. The time of brisk blue skies and chilly nights and warm sweaters. The time when I stand in front of my closet and complain, much like a 14-year-old, “I have nothing to wear!”
Recently, I had a chance for…

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Stories and photos By Consodyne Buzabo, Compassion Uganda field communications specialist

An air of anticipation and excitement hung over the Muzahura Child Development Center on the morning of August 26, 2008. While any day at the child development center is always a day the children look forward to each week, this day was going to be…

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Thanks for asking your questions of David, the Compassion field communication specialist in Bangladesh. Here is the wisdom he has to share with us! 
1. First of all, thank you so much for all you do for the precious children of Bangladesh! My question is, as you go through each day seeing a multitude of…

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Whenever we pay attention to just the news and not God’s Word, it can get depressing, can’t it?! Headlines with doom-filled words like depression and recession and deflation are daunting.
But I recently got an e-mail from our senior vice president of international program, and he included this verse, which helped me take a long deep…

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Election day is less than three weeks away. Do you know how you’re gonna vote? I do.
But that’s not what I’m really interested in. I’m interested in what you think about this.
When it comes to ending global poverty and fighting the war on terror:

80 percent of those surveyed* by the Barna Research Group, who…

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Compassion is one of only 45 charities to have received seven consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

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I expect that many of you are aware of the global economic situation. Developed economies around the world are reeling. Food prices around the globe have skyrocketed. Businesses are struggling.
Non-profits are laying people off, cutting back programs and scrambling for donations. The world seems dark.
So, how will we respond?
We will not shrink back…

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Oct 16 2008

Please

Today probably seems like a normal mid-week day. A lot like the other workdays, school days . . . everything happening too quickly kind of days. But today is also World Food Day as recognized by UNICEF. And today more than 300 million children will go to bed hungry.
Under the burden of the global…

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Oct 15 2008

The Global Village

Here’s a healthy dose of perspective courtesy of Jim Tressel, author of The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life..
If we could shrink the earth’s population to village of precisely one hundred people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, the village would include . . .
60 Asians,
12 Europeans
15 from the Western…

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Oct 15 2008

Bailout Plan

“It’s extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion dollars to save 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases.” –Bono.

I don’t mean to make light of the current economic crisis in the United States, but there’s a part of…

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Oct 14 2008

Unbelievable

This past weekend was pretty amazing. Getting a quick trip home, full of family and friends, was just what the doctor ordered. Although, work was on my mind … especially Friday.
Curtis Fletcher informed me before I left on Thursday that he would be attending the entire cabinet meeting as a representative for Rick…

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And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.

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Oct 11 2008

Do Things Differently

If Compassion did one thing differently, I think it should be . . .

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The first thing Heidi Partlow does each morning is check her e-mail. It’s always packed. As Compassion’s complementary interventions manager, she gets all kinds of e-mails each day.
E-mails about how to submit a proposal for a complementary interventions (CIV), e-mails from marketing departments about the particulars of a CIV, e-mails about a disaster that has…

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Biplab has a very charming and loving personality. He is married with a son who is 5 years old. His wife is a teacher. Biplab has a very good sense of humor and knows how to be like a child when relating to children.
Children at the child development center love him and call…

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Oct 8 2008

The Day Finally Came

Today’s post is written by Steve K., The Leopard at the Summit, member of the blog on child poverty hall of fame and latest addition to our SpotLINK focus on you, our readers.

The other day I received my first letter from my sponsored child — six-year-old Richar, from Peru! I picked up the mail late…

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Pablo is a 13-year-old boy who lives in the city of Danli, located at the east side of the capital city, Tegucigalpa. His life has been marked by a rare illness that has caused him the loss of his hair and eyebrows since he was five years old.
Because of this Pablo faced depression and…

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In the colloquial language of Ecuador, a doctor’s visit means a very short visit, a courtesy visit. It’s more like a social ritual through which someone shows his gentleness to others. The name also reflects the short length of a regular visit to the doctor in the city, where this encounter — usually impersonal and…

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Oct 4 2008

I Share Compassion

I share Compassion . . .

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