Death of a Child

I still haven’t figured out a great way to mourn Alfan’s death. It still makes me sad. I’m still overwhelmed by the tragedy of the death of a child. However, I cling to hope!

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Josh Durias on Children in Poverty

We’d like to introduce you to Josh Durias and his photography. Josh was born and raised in Seattle. He’s a father of two, and a husband to one. We’re plagiarizing here … jes so ya know. He’s a son of Philippine immigrants […]

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Leadership Development Program: A Dream Opportunity

From yesterday’s post: By the time I had completed high school, I did not know what the next step would be for me, because in Kenya at the age of 18 years I was due for graduation from the Compassion program and that was it. I heard of the Leadership […]

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Sowing Seeds With Faith

About a year ago, I wrote a post about the clear call I received from God into Compassion’s ministry as a Child Advocate. There was then and is now no room for confusion or doubt. But at some level, I apparently thought a clear call to ministry meant […]

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Life as a Sponsored Child (Part II)

From yesterday’s post: I was among the first lucky ones to get a sponsor, and when I did I had a new family — the Pendleton Browns from Atlanta, Georgia. Every Saturday I attended the Compassion Saturday program. When I was first enrolled I knew […]

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt When I was asked to write my first post for this blog, I sent an e-mail to my family and friends joking, “Apparently my ability to drone on and […]

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Life as a Sponsored Child

From yesterday’s post: Compassion staff decided to extend grace and enroll ages 4 to 12 years. That was the moment I knew I was now completely netted. I could see my mother smiling broadly after the pronouncement. She had her fingers crossed all […]

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How I Came to Compassion

I believe all children growing up, regardless of which corner of the world they were born into, will always have a dream of what they want to be when they grow up. Some live their dream well; others are not lucky enough to live their dreams. As a child, […]

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Can Anything Good Come Out of a Slum?

My biggest fear in life is not reaching my God-given potential. And for the first 20 years of my life, I found myself being increasingly shaped by worldly values. That is, until I came face to face with Jesus! Since then my Creator and Saviour has been […]

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Out of the Ordinary

“All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.” – Acts 2:44-45 (NIV) In today’s world, that’s out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, society […]

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