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Copies of maps that list the child development center numbers and give a rough approximation of where the centers are located in relation to one another.

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Apr 30 2009

Feed My Lambs

We all know that on the night Jesus was arrested, Peter denied knowing Him, three times. But thankfully, Peter’s story does not end there.
In John 21, following His resurrection, Jesus asked Peter, three times, “Do you love me?” And each time Peter responded, Jesus called him to ministry: “Feed my sheep.”
Like Peter, I…

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Since April 26, and through May 2, five bloggers have been experiencing firsthand what Compassion’s ministry to children in poverty is all about.
Visit compassionbloggers.com to travel across the world to the impoverished neighborhoods of Kolkata, East India, and through their stories, pictures and videos rediscover hope.

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As with many aspects of our ministry, we have a set of standards for the letter-writing process. When I talk about “standards,” what I mean is certain expectations that we’ve given to every church partner. However, as with anything involving fallible humans, this does not guarantee it will always happen.

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Apr 28 2009

God’s Army of One

It never ceases to amaze me how diverse the army of God is. I think in our adult minds, we all too often differentiate between “adult tasks” and “children’s tasks,” but God doesn’t think that way. His foot soldiers include people of all ages from every nation.
Consider for a moment the job of…

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What God wants from us isn’t to become judgmental of the rich and syrupy sappy with the poor. What he wants is justice.

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The theme for World Malaria Day 2009 is “Count Malaria Out.”

“This year’s World Malaria Day marks a critical moment in time. The international malaria community has merely two years to meet the 2010 targets of delivering effective and affordable protection and treatment to all people at risk of malaria, as called for by…

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This is the last of our malaria questions. Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post, and we’ll also include the answer in our World Malaria Day post.

The answer to yesterday’s question 90 percent.
Ninety percent of those who die from malaria are African children.
Through our Malaria Intervention Fund, Compassion-assisted children…

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Apr 23 2009

Class of 1985

1985 was the year that Eastenders first appeared on our televisions, Live Aid rocked the world, and Cristiano Ronaldo was born.
But for 50 Filipino children it was the year they were registered into God’s Special Gift Student Centre, run in partnership with Abkasa Baptist Church in Bacolod City, the Philippines.
More than two decades on,…

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Apr 23 2009

Malaria Deaths in Africa

Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post AND right here, like this.

The answer to yesterday’s question is 41 percent.
Forty-one percent of the world’s people live in areas where malaria is transmitted, including parts of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, Hispaniola and Oceania.
(Source: cdc.gov/malaria/facts.htm, November 2008)

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Apr 22 2009

I Pray

As a stay-at-home mom of three girls, ages (almost) 6 and under, my To-Do lists are never ending. Yes, you read right — list(S). When I don’t get them done, which is quite frequently, I feel lazy, discouraged, and just plain ole’ not good enough.
Thankfully, I am aware that Satan is just trying to…

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Apr 22 2009

At Risk for Malaria

Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post AND right here, like this.

The answer to yesterday’s question is true. Only the female Anopheles mosquito can transmit malaria.
(Source: cdc.gov/malaria/faq.htm, November 2008)

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Are your children pretty web savvy? Do they spend a LOT of time online? I mean are they typical kids?
How about you? Are you a kid at heart?
If you said yes to any of these questions, we have some exciting news just for you.
We just launched our new kid’s Web site, Quest for Compassion, and we…

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Apr 21 2009

Female Mosquitos

Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post.

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Apr 20 2009

Become a Child Advocate

“Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” —  Proverbs 31:9 (NIV)
In the movie Pearl Harbor, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle surveys a group of pilots who have stepped forward to go on a dangerous mission. In response to another officer’s concern about the mission, Doolittle determinedly says, “There’s nothing stronger…

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Apr 20 2009

Malaria Deaths

Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post.

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Integrity is not common.

“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – Matthew 7:14, NIV

To live with integrity means:

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Apr 17 2009

What Is Your Passion in Life?

What fuels the passions burning inside of each of us? Mine stir up when I see images or hear stories of children in East Africa.
Four years ago, a life-changing documentary ignited a fire in my heart that’s been gathering fuel ever since. This “Invisible Children” documentary follows the journey of child soldiers in northern…

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Apr 17 2009

Malaria Infection

On Monday morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post.

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It’s hard to believe my boy, Edison, is 13 months now. He’s toddling around the house at different speeds with various amounts of control, experimenting with new and unusual crash techniques. It’s quite entertaining.

He can talk now, too. Hat, book, what and it’s impossible to forget his absolute favorites, hi, dog and ruff-ruff (of…

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Apr 16 2009

Human Malaria

Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer to the question in the comment section of this post.

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You can also view this video as Compassion Sunday on YouTube.

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Apr 15 2009

Mosquito Net Bed Canopy

Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post.

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Apr 14 2009

Mosquito Bite

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My car recently got stolen (1990 Ford Laser). I received a call at 1 a.m. on a Sunday and heard Constable Burgess ask me when and where I last saw my car.
It was meant to be sitting on the street next to my block of units. It was found abandoned in a ditch at…

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