Archives for: June, 2012 (subscribe)
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Some sponsored children live in places with many bad examples around them of disrespectful and disobedient youth. Pray that your sponsored child would learn to respect their authorities.

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Darcy Creech got involved with Compassion in 2010, part of a full-life transformation that followed years as an A-list party girl in her well-heeled community. She was adored by friends for her pizzazz, flamboyant life, and dazzling business success — the very things she now says left her with a bankrupt soul.

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Sometimes the lessons we set for those we love are the very lessons the Lord has set for us to learn from. Are we listening?

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Estrika is a Leadership Development Program graduate in Indonesia who is passionate about small business and causes that benefit humanity.

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Jun 28 2012

Having No Ego

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James wrote that a holy life is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy. Mercy is possible only as we have no ego — no inflated sense of our self-significance.

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Jun 27 2012

Waldo Canyon Fire Update

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Our headquarters has not received evacuation orders as a result of the Waldo Canyon Fire. However, many of our employees have been evacuated from their homes. Please pray for everyone affected by all of the Colorado wildfires and the hundreds of firefighters and volunteers who are working on the front lines to protect us.

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tres leches recipe

Some believe Tres Leches Cake originated in Nicaragua, although it’s enjoyed throughout Central America. If you have a sponsored child in Nicaragua or anywhere in Central America, try out this cake for a tasty treat — maybe on a night your family prays together for your sponsored child.

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The deep truths of God are always revealed to those with an unwavering willingness to do whatever He says.

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Traveling with a medical missions team in Haiti, ministry advocate Juli Jarvis expected to have very little involvement with our ministry. She was pleasantly surprised, however, to experience the opposite.

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Jun 26 2012

Humble Listening

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How many times do we carefully listen to our employees, young children, sponsored children, or the poor and neglected people in our communities? May Naaman’s story serve as a lesson to us.

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mothers dreams

What are the hopes and dreams mothers in the developing world have for their children?

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Leaders do not have a monopoly on great ideas. The best suggestions for change sometimes come from people on the ground.

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Many sponsored children have a desire to help others, because of the help they have received from their sponsors. Pray that your sponsored child would find ways to be merciful to the people around them.

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As Ansu’s mother walked in front of their house carrying a metal bar to pluck coconuts, the bar came in contact with an electrical line and high-voltage electricity charged through her body.

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God appointed more than our times and places. He also appointed our work.

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Sponsored children reflect their commitment to God no matter the circumstances around them. As they share their lives with you, they are encouraged by your response to them through your letters and prayers.

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Jun 21 2012

I Love My Job!

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Mathilda thanks God every day for her job with Compassion in East Indonesia.

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Are the needs of a man driving a Lexus the same as a man living across the globe who will never own a car? How about the needs of a family who can’t afford bread? How do their needs compare with broken families who eat in separate houses?

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We are working together for a common purpose. With God as the head, we can move as one to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those who do not get a choice in life.

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While making zucchini and poblano soup, Becky got in touch with her inner celebrity chef and took some creative license with the recipe. Which means — she winged it!

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Jun 19 2012

We Are Chosen

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Through his sponsor’s letters, Erlan grew to become a self-confident person. And through his sponsor’s faithfulness, he accepted Jesus as his Savior.

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help a child

Our mission is our enduring purpose. It describes why we exist, what we are passionate about and what our programs are meant to accomplish. It’s summed up in the phrase, “Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.”

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Jun 18 2012

Divine Appointments

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Going through the adoption papers for her son, Tracy remembered Wess Stafford’s words, “Nothing thwarts the efforts of Satan to destroy little lives more than a caring adult’s timely intervention to build up their self-worth and assurance of being loved.”

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When everything else in life is swirling out of control, one Bible verse, or a life verse, can keep you centered. Willow Creek Senior Pastor Bill Hybels shares his life verse with us — 1 Corinthians 15:58 — and how it has kept him centered on Christ for more than 30 years.

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African children face a myriad of challenges as they grow up. But what is also true about African children is: they love, play, learn, hope, dream, pray — they live!

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