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Dave Eubank, founder of Free Burma Rangers, spoke during our chapel on July 27, 2011. Dave shared some of his first-hand experiences behind the Burmese border. You clearly hear his heart for the oppressed ethnic minorities in Burma (Myanmar) and learn about what is being done to help them.

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Jul 30 2011

Where in the World is Skippy?

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After his visit to Haiti, Skippy decided to move on and impress this famous historical figure with his mad flying skills. Can you guess who this is and where he is located?

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We began our ministry in Burkina Faso in 2004 starting with the Child Sponsorship Program. So far we have 20,000 registered children in Burkina Faso.

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Kaitlin_FI

Kaitlin was just a normal 16-year-old girl living in Alberta, Canada, when she was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. So when the Children’s Wish Foundation approached her to make a wish — a wish that would bring just a little relief and light into a girl’s days that were marked by trial — her…

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During the past year, our ministry in Mexico organized the first soccer tournament in which young people between the ages of 12 to 15 played on teams representing their child development centers.

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To communicate with those who are skittish, or those who genuinely want to say “I am uncomfortable around kids” or “I don’t know how to relate to the poor,” we need to find a bridge.

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It’s time for you to take the stage. Your perspective is valuable. We want to learn from you. And we want to be challenged by you.

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Jul 23 2011

Where in the World Is Skippy?

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Skippy, our special friend and ministry mascot, is traipsing about the world on behalf of Compassion. Oh, the glamorous life of a mascot! Be on the lookout for Skippy in the weeks to come because you never know where he will show up.

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Kurya-Girl

Circumcision, performed on both males and females, is a major cultural practice throughout the Kurya ethnic groups. It is such an important practice among the community members that when an uncircumcised foreigner comes to live among them, he or she is forced into circumcision.

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Would you join me in praying for all the mothers in the Child Survival Program, that they would give birth to healthy babies and accept the support and help they need?

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How much different would our lives be if we had to spend two to four hours each day just getting water to cook and do dishes?

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Sponsorship, when fully embraced, changes both the child’s and the sponsor’s lives. There are simple things you can do to make your sponsorship more rewarding.

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When Joshua Miago’s mother heard about Compassion, they went to a church and enrolled in the child sponsorship program. Then everything started to change.

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Jul 16 2011

Coming This October

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The inspiring true story of the global Church in action.

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One of Satan’s favorite tactics is to make you feel impotent. To get you to believe that no matter what you do, it won’t make a difference.

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Laying the foundation for the Capitol Child Development Center in Haiti

After the Jan. 2010 earthquake in Haiti, one of our biggest challenges was to design a short-term strategy to address the urgent needs for children to resume school activities in a country where only slightly more than half of all school-aged children attend primary school.

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Margaret-Makhoha_at-CDC

Growing up in poor village in Uganda, Margaret Makhona not only graduated from the child sponsorship program she was also selected for our Leadership Development Program and earned her degree from Makerere University.

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Pastors-Conference

When a pastor begins serving a church, he is open-hearted and willing to serve. Then a realization occurs; ministry requires much more than willingness and open-heartedness.

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Jul 11 2011

Poverty’s Other Lie

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Sadly, millions have bought into the lie of poverty. We see it in sullen, desperate faces and hear it in tearful cries of anguish. Yet poverty’s other lie, the lie believed by some of the wealthiest people in the world, is just as powerful.

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Jul 9 2011

Advice From Mom

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How different do you think the advice you received from your mom is compared to the advice children receive in the developing world?

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Thailand is full of coffee artists. Wherever you go for a cup of Joe, they try to outdo their coffee competitors with creative patterns and swirls of blended foam.

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Josue_Nohemi

Regardless of their sponsor’s age, children are happy to have someone overseas caring for them, someone to communicate with through letters.

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Writing is not usual in Nicaragua. At school, letter writing is taught but never practiced. So it is difficult for tutors and children in child development centers to get in the habit of writing letters three times a year.

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Water of Life_Parasites

We cannot live without water. It cleanses and nourishes our bodies. Every living creature needs clean water to survive.

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Rediet_Studying

Shortly after joining the sponsorship program, Rediet and her sister realized that the child development center was their safe haven where they could enjoy their childhood and forget the misery they witnessed at home.

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