Archives for: April, 2011 (subscribe)

Jesus loved little children and held them in His arms. He wept at the death of His friend Lazarus. He was the very picture of a person who is strong yet tender.

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You are more than a sponsor. You are an answer to prayer, a vital helping hand, a voice of hope, a mentor and a friend.

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Apr 28 2011

Do Dreams Come True?

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Fides was seven months pregnant and living in a rented single room with her husband and their two children. The Child Survival Program offered to help her with her pregnancy so that she could deliver safely.

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Apr 27 2011

Church 2 Church

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Our “Church to Church” initiative, developed with the Willow Creek Association, is attempting to help churches promote genuine cross-cultural church partnerships.

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Social-emotional lessons develop the children’s view regarding themselves and others; lessons help children understand their identity as a creation in God’s image. Each child is unique, special and valuable and created with a purpose.

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The theme for World Malaria Day 2011 is “Achieving Progress and Impact.” It’s a time to celebrate the victories of the past couple of years, but also to stress the great needs in order to reach near-zero deaths by 2015.

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From a very young age, Anite was a sickly child. Her mother, Florence, says that after Anite was born, she often fell sick from malaria. The little girl went to multiple hospitals, but each time they after they treated her, the malaria came back.

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Apr 21 2011

Easter in Guatemala

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Guatemala, a country whose whose religion is chiefly Roman Catholic and Protestant, is deeply rooted in local traditions, making the celebration of Easter a colorful and massive one.

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Apr 20 2011

Easter in Ghana

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To Ghanaian Christians, Easter is a day of remembering what Christ did on the cross for all mankind; not just remembering but knowing that it was the foundation for their salvation. They believe that without the passion of Christ, people would not know that there is a place for them to go after death.

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Ghana is currently one of the largest producers of cocoa and gold and is now also involved in oil production. They are becoming a prosperous nation and the world is taking notice.

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Margaret Makhoha, a 2003 Compassion Leadership Development Program graduate, was recently elected as a member of the Ugandan Parliament. Senator Makhha will serve a six-year term, representing her home district of Namayingo in the nation’s legislature.

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Meet Kristi Hayes and her sponsored child, Noe Abraham. After meeting Noe, Kristi founded wiseabe, a company which makes handbags from recycled coffee bags. Proceeds from each bag purchased benefit our Leadership Development Program. This is the story of their meeting.

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The 4/14 Window Global Initiative is a group dedicated to raising the global Church’s awareness about the significance of reaching children in this strategic time frame. They have called for this day of fasting and prayer so children worldwide have an opportunity to experience the life-transforming hope of Christ.

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Apr 14 2011

Do Not Judge One Another

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What does it mean to have a critical spirit? How is a critical spirit different from a critical mind? How do we develop a criticism that doesn’t judge but strengthens instead?

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This week I received a letter from Ada, my 13-year-old sponsored girl in Honduras. Compassion had sent me a note a couple of months ago letting me know that her father had passed away.

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The 4/14 Window represents children between the ages of 4 and 14. Worldwide, there are 1.2 billion of these children needing to hear about Jesus and how much he cares for them.

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When Apriliz was about to enter college her family was completely penniless. But Apriliz’s mother is resourceful and she thought of a way to send her daughter to college: cook delicious banana chips and sell them around the neighborhood.

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Compassion Sunday 2011 took place this Sunday, April 10. Because of your participation in this annual event many children around the world have the chance to overcome poverty.

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Our Contact Center recently received the following email from Sarah W., a brand-new sponsor. She sponsored her first child on March 25, 2011. We love receiving emails like this.

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On the morning of my Compassion Sunday event, I arrived early to set up my table and meet with the technical- support volunteer who would be playing my DVD and running my PowerPoint show. My 15-minute spot would be just after announcements.

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Bob Lenz, Founder and President of Life! Promotions shares his passion for moving the church beyond the business of entertaining and into the business of training and discipling our youth.

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True hope will never be found in stable and financially secure governments, sophisticated technology, academic achievements, good jobs or happy families. While these are blessings from God and are noble ambitions to work toward, they will take you only so far.

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For Compassion-sponsored children in Bolivia, one of the most special days at the child development center is Letter Day. Receiving a letter from a sponsor makes these children feel cared for and reminds them that they have a person in another country who loves them.

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Fancy grew up with no mother because her parents had separated. It was tough growing up with just her father because he did not understand what it meant to love and care for a child.

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Join us tomorrow, April 5, 2011, in TOMS Shoes’ annual event — One Day Without Shoes — to raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life.

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