Archives for: June, 2011 (subscribe)
yeisoncoloring

A few years ago my parents decided to sponsor a child through Compassion. Because my mother spent the first 18 years of her life in Bolivia, my parents decided to sponsor a child from that country. They soon found a little boy from Santa Cruz: Yeison.

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When I come with an empty cup, the poor teach me about the faith required to truly depend on God rather than for me to try to solve all their problems by reaching for my wallet. When I come with an empty cup, the poor teach me how to get the best use of the…

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Vasantha_Ranjith_kids-in-playhouse

Inigodawela’s Child Survival Program staff suggested that its members build playhouses for their little ones. The Child Survival Program provided toys for the children as part of this effort to promote the importance of play and family togetherness.

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Is eliminating extreme poverty possible or is it heresy? Is it just a matter of interpretation or a matter of priorities?

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Jun 26 2011

Run Emilda!

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Emilda’s first race at the Special Olympics Summer Games in Athens, Greece is today, June 26, at 1 a.m. MDT. Division competitions run until June 29. If Emilda wins in these, she qualifies to continue running for a chance to win medals.

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Smiling-Boys_Haiti_B

Only Jesus can rescue a child from an orphanage and give the child a Heavenly mansion. But we need to bring them to His feet. This is not a commercial. This is also not a script. This is a calling.

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Jorge_brother

Cobán is beautiful city, but plagued by major issues like extreme poverty, alcoholism and drug trafficking. Poverty is rampant in Cobán, with 61 percent of its population living in poverty and 26 percent in extreme poverty. Lack of education and job opportunities, large families and high-priced food are just some of the reasons for the…

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Cristiano-at-cdc

Cristiano’s father had a plan: He wanted his son to be a soccer player. But God, Cristiano’s heavenly Father, had another plan.

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What’s worse than a traffic jam after a professional sporting event? A people jam after Loy Krathong!

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Ancyto

Anticipation kept me awake, as did the roosters crowing every half hour. I wake up early and eagerly get ready for the long-planned visit with Ancyto, the Compassion child my family and I sponsor in Haiti.

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Laurie-and-Jewel

God ordained a decision I made in 1986 to sponsor Jewel, a small decision really. It was ordained by God, not only to bless Jewel. but to bless me.

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playbook

Jim Finwick, Vice President of Technology, spoke to employees during our June 15, 2011 chapel and exposed some plays in the Devil’s playbook, so we may effectively stand against the schemes of the devil.

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Praying

God hasn’t given up on you. So don’t give up on Him. Wait on Him and on His appointed time.

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Emilda_Family_Cemetary

Vilma chose to hope that she — a woman whom others look down upon because she lives in a cemetery and dropped out of school to clean houses at age 13 — has a purpose too.

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Maria_DR

Five Compassion program graduates share a common story – they overcame the slavery of poverty and are now able to provide for themselves and others.

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Nyarko-Twum-Berima-and-Family

I believe that God places us in our jobs, so to me every position is a privilege given by God. I want to be here to serve, learn and grow.

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Does the money you donate to Compassion produce a good return on investment? Do we maximize the impact of your generosity?

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distinct

We rolled out the new compassion.com this morning. Swing on over to take a look at it. Let others know. Tell us what you think and point out any problems you run into.

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Every decision we make is based on our “distinctives” — child focused, church based, Christ centered and committed to integrity. But do we actually live up to this?

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are you different

Are you different? Are you different from this world? Is different a good thing? Do you want to be different? What does it take to be different?

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Philippines Blogger Trip 2011_Featured Image

As you know the Compassion Bloggers were in the Philippines earlier this month getting introduced to our ministry in very personal way. Here’s a little of what it what was like for them.

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Does child sponsorship through Compassion really work? How does it make a difference in the life of a child?

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Taking-a-stand_3

Being a Christian is a little like standing for the Thai national anthem. When you take a stand for God, you will often look foolish to the world around you.

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Jun 8 2011

Where Are They Now?

Hailemariam

Though the degree of poverty varied and each family’s story was different, these people had one thing in common that day — they had hope. Hope that God heard their plea for help; hope that this would be the beginning of a brighter future for their children; and hope that the children they held in…

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Ironman_FI

I was competing in Ironman St. George, arguably the most difficult Ironman course in the world. I’ve been a competitive Ironman triathlete for years and I was having one of the worst races of my career.

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