Archives for: February, 2012 (subscribe)
rellenitos

Rellenitos is a Cook with Compassion dessert submitted by Claudia de Ramirez, a ministry Tours and Visits Specialist in Guatemala. Rellenitos are plantain donuts filled with an ingredient you may not expect.

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Compassion employees, volunteer workers, church partners, and program sponsors work together purposefully to improve the lives of impoverished children—to restore hope, alleviate despair, nourish bodies, and most importantly, teach them about Jesus’ love.

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Can we commit to work and speak together with one voice? Is our motivation to glorify the Lord or to bring recognition and glory to ourselves?

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PinaFamily

Kim assumed that our ministry would change her perspective as an adult, but wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to her children. After becoming a sponsor, she has seen first-hand six ways child sponsorship has changed the lives of her 6 and 2-year-olds.

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Our Philippines office used to play a unique game of volleyball. But, it wasn’t a ball they would toss to one another – it was blame!

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colombia culture

We began our ministry in Colombia in 1974 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2005, we started the Leadership Development Program.

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Feb 24 2012

Giving Our All

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When we are in our offices, away from the child development centers and away from the children, it seems that we can’t do anything for them. But that is not true.

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How does child sponsorship stack up against other ways to help the poor? Economics professor, Bruce Wydick reveals the answer to this question in his recent research findings.

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Feb 23 2012

The Joy of Serving

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Each day we have the choice to choose life or death. To worship God by serving each other with joy or to expect others to serve us.

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In A Place At The Table, author Chris Seay proposes that we spend 40 days in a fast with a unique twist: eat what our sponsored child eats. And in the process, recapture gratitude and a sense of solidarity with the poor.

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Feb 22 2012

The Compassion Life

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Rev. Everett Swanson laid a foundation for us. Jesus laid a foundation for the whole Church. Let each of us take care how we build upon it.

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Seen from afar, Carnival in Brazil is truly beautiful, and it’s possible to understand why tourists from around the world come. But if you look closer, you will see another scenario.

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Feb 21 2012

From the Inside Out

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What would it be like if our thoughts were not our own? What if everything that went through our minds—the good, the bad, and the ugly—was broadcast for all those around us to hear

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sam-and-family

JD’s sponsored child did not know that child slavery was happening in his own country — to children just like him. And, JD did not know that she was helping prevent this from happening to him.

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Feb 20 2012

Think Healthy

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If you could record your thoughts for a day, what would you hear? What would God hear?

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Wesly-and-Innocent

Wesly and Innocent are former Leadership Development Program students who are determined to be positive change agents for their respective countries — Haiti and Uganda.

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Resource Fulfillment

Eddie Simpson’s journey led him to our ministry and to the Resource Fulfillment department. His role is important as “the feet of the ministry.”

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Feb 17 2012

Ministry Highlight: Uganda

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We began our ministry in Uganda in 1980 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 1999, we started the Leadership Development Program the Child Survival Program followed in 2006

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red-rose

Be challenged today to extend grace to someone. Don’t just pray. Do something. It can be the difference between life and death for a hurting soul.

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Feb 16 2012

Mean Words Hurt

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Calling someone “negro chocoano” is offensive; it shows discrimination because of skin color. Juan, a sponsored child, has been deeply hurt by these words.

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As Christians, if we truly love one another as Jesus says we ought, then we need to be willing to pursue loving confrontation and be willing to humbly accept correction.

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dipu-in-school

Dipu is a 15-year-old sponsored child living in Bangladesh. He is happy to have a sponsor because that gives him the opportunity to continue his studies.

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Feb 15 2012

Lead with Love

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It is very easy for leaders to see people’s strengths through love. Love even makes it easier to correct or discipline the people you lead.

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Feb 14 2012

Hearts Apart Linked by Love

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Ever since I knew about Compassion International and their child sponsorship work helping children in impoverished areas of the world, I knew I wanted a child of our own to sponsor. My idea was to find a boy that my son could correspond with, a boy that had something in common with my son.

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Refugee children with bowls of porridge.

One young boy came the child development center every day to have something to eat. It was quickly discovered though that he was seeking something more.

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