A Typical School Day for Brenda

In Uganda, the name “Makerere” is synonymous with Uganda’s oldest and most prestigious institute of higher learning: Makerere University. The university sits on Makerere Hill and is not only revered for its students’ academic proficiency […]

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Where Is Your Heart in the World?

The way we fight poverty is through holistic child development. The combination of children and poverty is the laser focus of our mission. We speak up for the most vulnerable. But if your call to serve the poor extends beyond holistic child development, […]

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Personalized Poverty Video

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Ask a Moody Scholar

We trust that as regular readers of our blog, you’re familiar with Michelle, Tony and Richmond — our first three Moody scholars. So we’ll forego the explanation of who they are and get right to the point. Each one of them is going […]

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Foster Development, Not Dependence

Development is what Compassion is about. We don’t want to give a handout; we want to do the things that will truly help a child become a self-sustaining, responsible adult.

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My Best Day in Ministry: Fruits of Our Labor

Spiritually speaking, some of us plant seeds, some water, some are the sun, but we all get to taste the fruits of our labor sometimes.

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Child Survival: The Motive Behind Our Effort

The Child Survival Program in a tiny village in India may not be vastly different from hundreds of other Compassion centers around the world, but to this community it is a powerful, unique and tangible demonstration of God’s provision and an essential lifeline for mothers and their children.

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Child Survival 101

Being a mother takes courage. Being an expectant mother in desperate poverty takes courage and so much more.

Each year more than 500,000 mothers die in childbirth or from pregnancy complications, most of which are preventable. The babies who survive while their mothers die are much more likely to die in their first year of life.

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From the Outside Looking In

Back in May I published this photo and asked you to give it a caption — Photo Caption Wanted. I also included a little context from the photographer. “Along the wall outside the Compassion project, many children watched and waited while […]

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Jesus Laughing – Poverty Transformed

The first time I ever saw this picture of Jesus laughing, I was transfixed. There’s life in it. And even now, I still respond to His expressive joy. I laugh. He laughs. He knows how I feel! This idea that Jesus knows us isn’t just a concept; […]

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