Archives for: October, 2011 (subscribe)
Chandrakanthi

Bludgeoned by an ax at the hands of her husband, Solomon, Chandrakanthi lay on the floor bleeding. She screamed, “Help me, please help me!” It was almost an hour before anyone came to her aid.

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One-Step-Forward-IO

Our staff and church partners in Indonesia benefit from the collaborative effort between Partnership Facilitators (PFs), Sponsor Donor Services (SDS) and Training Specialists. By working together in unity, we help one another succeed in our individual roles.

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CSP-Moms-10.29.2011

Psychologists also say that one of the best solutions to fighting postpartum depression is the company of other people, especially the company of other women who have the same experiences.

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Compassion began its ministry in Bangladesh in June 2004 with the Child Sponsorship Program, and the Child Survival Program began in 2010. The year 2010 also marked five years of ministry in Bangladesh as well as registration of the 15,000th child.

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TZ_firewood-business

The drought that affected the Maasai area in Tanzania was severe. Because of the drought, Nooltetan lost all of her cattle and was reduced to poverty.

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grain

The legacy of the 1980s lives on, for better or worse. The most disturbing aspect of this is the horrifying stories of African mothers walking for days through the desert to beg a handful of grain; of tinder-dry crops and emaciated cattle shrivelling under a merciless sun; of children dying for want of food as…

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Tegucigalpa

The House of Diamonds Student Center in El Guanabano, Honduras, serves people whose livelihood is found in garbage. But that doesn’t mean they’re garbage themselves.

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Computer-Literacy-in-Ghana

Bringing technology to the town of Kpone through the Bethel Presby Child Development Center has brought much excitement. This community is taking one step forward out of poverty by learning the technology that is so prevalent in today’s world.

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Group of children in Rwanda

What happens to a sponsored child when the sponsor passes? Do they go back on the waiting list? How is that child taken care of?

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Oct 23 2011

Healing Emotional Wounds

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You can’t minister from wounds, but you can minister from scars. God can take your scars and turn them into a crown.

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Each child who got a sponsor would be so excited and proudly show their pictures and letters to the other kids. Rabbi kept waiting for that to be him. And he kept waiting and waiting as the line of kids who needed to be sponsored dwindled.

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IO_music-class

Compassion began its ministry in Indonesia in 1968 with the Child Sponsorship Program. We started the Leadership Development Program in 2005 and the Child Survival Program in 2009.

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Pulley-post

How do you start a conversation about Jesus with a total stranger? What’s the best way to talk to people about sin without making them feel worse and turning them away from Christ?

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ME-close-up-boy

As we have grown, so has the need for local churches to play a larger role in helping their communities take steps forward out of poverty. One example is the local church in the Valley of Toluca, Mexico.

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Miguel_Luis_Angelica

Angelica and Miguel had dreams to study and prosper, but the couple had to start working right away, because their firstborn son was on his way. As their needs increased, there were no more opportunities for personal development or studies. It was necessary to take whatever job was available.

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ET_drought

My sponsored child asks me to pray for his studies and please pray for rain for the crops. I toss the letter on the couch and move on with my day. I’ve read it all before and as a city girl the request for rain means little to me.

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Oct 17 2011

What Is the Opposite of Poverty?

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Our ministry often refers to the “opposite of poverty.” And, you might think that we are referring to wealth. The opposite of poor is obviously rich, right?

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Oct 16 2011

The Thing About Tummy Rubs

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Today is World Food Day. A day to realize how blessed we are just for having a chance to eat a meal and get a full tummy.

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Kenyan-Man_red

When was the last time you saw someone in your life who may have been the right person for a job, but who lacked passion and creativity?

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BD_Lishtina

Sponsor letters can do more than money, because they build a relationship between child and sponsor. These letters are not just pieces of paper; these letters are filled with love, affection, emotion and inspiration for children.

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Karen_letter

The Damasco Student Center has given Karen the opportunity to make a good friend thousands of miles away — her sponsor, Kyoung. Every letter from Kyoung is a valuable treasure to Karen containing messages of hope, encouragement and love.

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writing-letters

To help you feel more closely connected with your child, we’re implementing four changes to our correspondence process in the next year.

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Beguens-Theus

As a 5-year-old sponsored child growing up in Haiti, Beguens Theus dreamed of what life could be. Now, as a member of Haiti’s parliament Beguens is determined to see the dreams of every child in Haiti realized.

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Oct 10 2011

Got Questions?

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Got questions for us? How about ideas for improving our programs or processes? Praise? We’ll take that too. Share it all, and get answers, in our online customer support community staffed by representatives in our contact center.

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Who is The Shoeshine Pastor, and what does shining shoes have to do with Compassion?

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