Archives for: January, 2012 (subscribe)
simonette-students

The property now housing the Simonette Child Development Center used to be a “peristil,” or Voodoo temple, where a well-known Voodoo priest named Sore ruled for several decades.

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Jan 31 2012

One and Being One

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“One” means solitary, yet in contrast, “being one” means united in purpose. Individuality gives us an identity, but identifying to a common purpose takes extra effort, sacrificing individual identity to work toward common good.

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All people have the need to feel valued and cared for. If we are willing to open our hearts to those cries, our world could be changed — one person at a time.

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Kindness and gentleness should mark all of our words, attitudes, and actions as Christians. Jesus is the epitome of kindness. We are called to be kind to one another.

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Pastor Chris Seay invites you on a journey. A 40-day journey that will disrupt your habits and your rituals. A journey that will help you identify and connect with the poor and the suffering — the ones Jesus loves.

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what is partnership

Partnership is at the center of what we do at Compassion — we not only partner with you, our sponsors and donors, but also with the local church around the world. So it’s worth understanding what we mean by partnership and how we do it.

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Jan 27 2012

Ministry Highlight: India

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We began our ministry in India in 1997 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2003, we started the Child Survival Program, and the Leadership Development Program followed in 2004.

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Thirty years ago I went to Brazil as a short-term missionary with five other young adults. Little did I know how much that one decision would shape the rest of my life.

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Arun_ldp-student

The Leadership Development Program taught Arun a great number of things. He learned about time management, Christian discipline and social awareness. Most importantly, he learned how a Christian must respond to contemporary issues.

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Jan 26 2012

Faith Test

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Many of us think we “know” what faith means. When it is time to put our faith in action, however, it’s another story.

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the wally show

The Wally Show met a woman named Ko who was a sponsored child and now works for our ministry. Ko still has the picture of her sponsors from 30 years ago on her desk.

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Jesus is quick to remind us and to demonstrate that it is never too late for God.

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compassion canada

When it comes to sponsorship, there are a couple of ways in which Compassion Canada and Compassion USA are different, and several ways that we are the same.

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Jan 24 2012

Miracles of God

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People may have the same purposes and goals, but it is the journey that determines the strength of a vision.

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“I was taken to a small hut. The man inside the hut saw me and told the women that his spirits did not like the Holy Spirit inside me. He said that the women should go and bring another child to sacrifice.”

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Jan 23 2012

God’s Will for Us

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The simple call to practice pure and undefiled religion is to serve “the least of these,” and in doing so, we are dead-center in God’s call for our lives.

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Jan 22 2012

Pictures of Poverty

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We’re publishing pictures of poverty on a daily basis at picturesofpoverty.com. They are meant to show the dignity and hope which can be found in extreme poverty, if you look, despite the oppression poverty inflicts upon them

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gannons

The smells in the barrio of La Cruz, Nicaragua were overwhelming, the people were distant, and there was a strong feeling of emptiness and darkness. Yet Mike and Tina Gannon knew that La Cruz was exactly where God wanted them to be.

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We began our ministry in East India in 2002 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2006, the Child Survival Program began, and the Leadership Development Program followed in 2009.

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Jan 20 2012

Tears

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Tears are a gift from God because they help us live without any facades. We are seldom more real and truthful than in the moments when our tears flow.

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Most of the people living in Majucla are hardworking people, from ladies selling tortillas in the streets or vegetables in the local street market to hardworking men working in construction or as bus or taxi drivers. But Majucla has a stigma.

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Jan 19 2012

The Gift of Our Work

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You and I have been gifted with an incredible blessing from the Lord. Today as you go about your work, be mindful of the amazing gift that you have been given.

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May Katerin’s testimony serve as a reminder for us that even the simple things we do can have eternal significance.

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Seeing how hard poverty hits those who have the least can rob you of peace. Does fear ever stop you from doing something?

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dirt road in brazil

Just as we in the developed world can’t guarantee how our children are going to “come out,” we can’t control how a child in the developing world will “come out.” We need to be free to admit “failure,” because that’s how we learn.

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