Slumdog Millionaire and Poverty Tourism

Last weekend I saw the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Have you heard of it? If you haven’t by now, you surely will soon. Just this week it was nominated for several Oscars, including Best Picture. (By the way, in case you were wondering, I think it should […]

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Moody Bible Institute Full Ride Scholarships

It’s happening again! In 2009, three more Leadership Development Program grads will be able to begin studying at Moody Bible Institute, with full-ride scholarships. I anticipate having the list of finalists in March, and hope to have our new students […]

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The Question Game

Warning: This post may be bit uncomfortable… Before I sponsored my first child back in college, I had a lot of questions: Where is all my money going? Will this child actually know about me? Is she really the one writing these letters? Does she really […]

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Gezahegne’s Community Development Work

Gezahegne is director of Mekanisa Addis Kidan Child Development Center, one of the oldest child development centers in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. When asked to initially volunteer his time as the center accountant in 1991, he said, “For […]

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Ask Sathy

Here at Compassion, I get to sit by a really cool guy named Sathy. Sathyaseelan Pannirselvam, that is. (One of my proudest moments was when I found out my last name is longer than his.) Sathy is a native of Chennai, India, and has worked for Compassion […]

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Christian Child Development

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Haiti News: Changing Children Within a Community

Growing up in Haiti, Milord was no stranger to need. In his rural home of Petit-Goave, where the average income is barely more than $1 a day, he experienced poverty personally and saw how it affected those most vulnerable, women and children. It became […]

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Christian Warrior

Photos by Ratchana Suksabye. It was night at the Chiang Mai 700 Year Stadium, and the quiet evening was disrupted by a loud voice coming from the tae kwon do gym. The spokesman announced the names of the new northern region competitors for the final […]

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Photos of Children in Poverty

Children in poverty … through the eyes of Eric Chapman, one of our friends in Flickr. If you have difficulty viewing the slide show here, you can also check it out in Eric’s photostream. Upload your photos to our Flickr group. Show us how […]

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Cognitive Dissonance Theory, Wealth and Poverty

As humans we like consistency. We are uncomfortable holding to contradictory beliefs and actions, and will try to minimize our discomfort, creating a balance between our thoughts and our actions.

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