Benson’s New Classroom

Benson wakes up at 6:00 a.m. every Saturday excited that he will see his friends and learn Bible lessons. On this particular Saturday, the children at his child development center learn a life-lesson, and child development director, Mercy, takes them […]

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Totally Free Music: Kindgom Coming by Shaun Groves

After seven years of selling music on those little silver discs, I’m giving it away. My new song, “Kingdom Coming,” is totally free. But it might cost you something else. Let me explain. When you download the song you will not be asked […]

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Cultural Change in the Maasai Community

The Maasai community has been rearing cattle for years, all their known lifetime and history.

In fact, there is a joke that goes around Tanzania about how the Maasai people claim that all the cows in the world belong to them, and the Maasai have the duty to return the cows to their natural home, in the Maasai community, which is why in the past there has been cattle rustling in the community.

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The Prayer

This is Emelia. She is a sponsored child in Ghana. And obviously, she’s praying. We don’t know what she was praying for in the moment the photo was taken, but if she’s anything like us, it might’ve been for the photographer to […]

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Compassion Togo Registers Its First Child

Story by Delanyo Tenge, Compassion Togo program communications manager, and Barb Liggett, Global Strategy Office intern September 17, 2008 was the day the staff of Compassion Togo (CIT) had prepared fervently for, and the excitement had reached its peak. […]

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At the Batey

The situation on the batey is as hard as the dirt ground, but there are a few shards of hope gleaming out of it.

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A Coffee Fast

A few of my colleagues here at Compassion Australia decided to give up coffee this month. Why? We are all participating in a month-long campaign called FAST for FOOD. If you drink at least a cup of coffee a day, the thought of fasting from coffee is […]

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So Human Blog Contest

Okay, y’all. The paint is barely dry on our first blog contest (which Juli Jarvis won) which means it must be time for our second contest. This time we’ve asked Tim Glenn to pony up the prize. You may know Tim for his thought-provoking posts. But […]

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Favorite Bible Verses

My sponsored child’s favorite Bible verses are . . .

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Looking Beyond the Horizon for New Hope

Maritza, from the window of her one floor house, is watching me as I come towards her home. It is made from planks of wood, painted in blue heaven, and between plank and plank the sunlight streams inside. To get to Maritza’s house, I jumped from stone […]

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