Archives for: May, 2012 (subscribe)
May 31 2012

Be the Light

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Let us be a light to our communities, our churches, our nations, and the world. Our light should outshine any spiritual darkness around us.

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Rowel kept telling himself, “I’m going to be rich someday, and when I grow up I am going to show everyone in my neighborhood, especially my father, that I am good for something.”

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May 30 2012

Jesus In Me!

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The Father, Son, and Spirit are in us. We are not alone.

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An important component to committing to sponsor a child is knowing the organization you are partnering with. We believe there are six questions you should ask before deciding which organization is right for you.

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How much do our lives really differ from our neighbors? Our parties, gatherings, duties, calendar, and concerts may be “Christian,” but do we really spend our time any differently?

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Throughout the years poverty related issues have caused us to lose sponsored children, family members of sponsored children and even some of our staff. On this Memorial Day, will you join us in remembering and celebrating the lives of these loved ones who are no longer with us?

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Church was for families who could afford the clothes to wear. Church was for families that were functional, families whose mothers weren’t bipolar and whose fathers had a job and didn’t drink too much.

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Some of the places where sponsored children live are rife with corruption. Pray that your sponsored child would reject corruption and would be examples of honesty and integrity in their community.

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Wongduan wiped beads of perspiration from her brow, rested her hands on her swollen abdomen, and leaned her head against the wall. Feeling nauseated, she closed her eyes, hoping to rest, but the memory of her two miscarried children haunted her.

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The moment we recognize our sin as such, truly repent before God and turn our lives over to Him, we will surely experience the most refreshing and peaceful time in our lives.

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Alemnesh loves ministering to children and watching them grow into mature Christian citizens. A typical day for Alemnesh is very busy — but rewarding.

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Do you push the limits and drive as close to “just over” the speed limit as you dare? Or, do you arrive as late as you can to meetings?

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Not everyone experiences the developing world in the same way. How is your heart stirred for those who live in a developing country?

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May 23 2012

Combat Boots

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The battle is not ours to win or lose. We are not called to success. We are called to trust.

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Life sometimes has a way of taking us back to the beginning, back to our roots, to the very thing that motivated us in the first place. One sponsor is going back to Haiti, where her journey with Compassion began.

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May 22 2012

Determination

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Determination is the act of making up our mind about something. Many people struggle without this powerful quality, while people with determination get tremendous results.

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Juniors-Story

Junior was 5 years old when he joined Compassion’s program. Now 17, he faces many pressures and dangers within his community of Portoviejo, Ecuador.

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We can’t blame our circumstances, our husband or wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, boss, employees, pastors, or government. We shouldn’t even blame the devil. Our sin is our own fault and our attitudes are the cause.

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Although our sponsored children don’t have access to many material resources, they have access to the immeasurable love of Christ! Pray that your sponsored child would live a life of love — committed to the love of their Lord and the love of others around them.

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People weren’t meant to live in extreme poverty. And poverty isn’t something that Jesus wants us to simply understand — He wants us to feel it and to feel it deeply.

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Are we able to extract the needs of children from the intricacies of our daily work and focus on them, even if for a moment? What are we really passionate about in our respective roles, in our daily activities?

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When Marion and her father went to a local health center, the doctor used the same needle on both of them due to a shortage of supplies. Marion’s father was unaware of the danger this posed to his daughter.

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May 17 2012

Crossing Barriers

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Christ entered into our reality — not for an afternoon, but for a lifetime — and not just for a time of joy but also for one of pain.

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Beverly was not letting a few inconveniences get in the way of children being sponsored. After all, her toilet may have been temporarily out of order, but most of the children she was hoping to get sponsors for don’t even have a toilet.

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May 16 2012

Honor Children

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Children are not objects of ministry. They are partners in the ministry of God.

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