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7 human needs summary

Beyond your basic physiological and safety needs, what are the most important needs in your life? What are your thoughts on these seven human needs we’ve selected?

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The hope of the world lies in things that perish — a better job, a higher income, a bigger car, a larger house. In contrast, the hope that God offers us is divine and eternal.

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Now that the Child Survival Program is a reality in Mexico, things have started to change. Today, Mexico rejoices to have this program, but everyone is also very aware of the difficult situations mothers and young children face as they struggle to survive.

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Jul 30 2012

Joy in the Mourning

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Fully aware of God’s relentless pursuit of her, one sponsor knew He wanted to use her grief for His glory. Sponsorship was her surrender to Him.

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Jul 29 2012

God is Enough

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If you and I believe that God’s love is enough, will we fear less? Do you trust God enough to face your greatest fear? If you and I believe that God’s love is enough, will we fear less? Do we trust God enough to face our greatest fear?

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In many of the places where sponsored children live, youth become parents while still teenagers. Pray that God would give your sponsored child courage and perseverance to stay pure.

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Clementine lives with her husband and four children in a small house made of mud in Kigali, Rwanda. When she was six months pregnant, she’d spend the day at the health center, volunteering to clean so she could take food home to her family.

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Jul 27 2012

Worn Out

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Engage in Elijah’s story. Take care of yourself. Eat, rest, regain your reserves.

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Sami-Cone-and-Family

Sami Cone’s children wanted to be a part of a sponsored child’s life, but not just any child, a child their age that they could start to relate to on at least some level. They wanted to feel like they were making a difference. They wanted to learn how to put feet to their faith.

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Why did God rest? Why did He create that boundary if He is an infinite God?

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Women around the world face obstacles that most of us can hardly begin to fathom. Lack of access to family planning leaves mothers in developing countries with no easy way to control the size of their families, and in the end, robs both the mother and her children of a better life.

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Jul 25 2012

Made for a Purpose

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God has made each of us in a particular way with strengths and abilities that we are to use to serve Him. He also has a specific set of responsibilities for us to accomplish with these gifts.

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Bob Lenz is one of our ministry’s speaker partners. Poverty takes many forms, and Bob Lenz has given his life to helping young people who struggle most with poverty of the heart.

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Jonathan’s armor bearer shows us that he is ready to follow his leader, not out of fear, but because he captured the vision of his leader and owned the mission.

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Change the Story: The Compassion Experience is a traveling, interactive exhibit that allows you to journey through the lives of three real-life children who are affected not only by extreme poverty, but also by the Compassion ministry.

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If God were to hatch a plan to save millions of children and release them from poverty, to bring them life, would He choose people like us to do it?

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Pray that your sponsored child would find strength and courage in the Lord for whatever they face each day.

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Having something to eat is a gift from God, especially in communities where food production meets only basic needs. When climate hazards happen, solidarity is the only thing that keeps the people of Burkina Faso hoping for better things.

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Jul 20 2012

Unlimited Love

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God has given limits to everything except to His love. He so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to save mankind. This kind of love is boundless.

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A trip to Haiti held three surprises for a sponsor-Advocate that will remain in her heart and memory forever.

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Jul 19 2012

The One Who Sees

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We help both sponsor and child connect to something very deep, very real, inside their hearts. It creates community and relationship where there was a void.

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Jhal Muri is one of the most common and popular snacks In Bangladesh. Smashed potatoes and egg curry are also popular dishes.

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Jul 18 2012

Never Forgotten

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One of the great things about our ministry is that God allows us to speak truth into the lives of children who believe they have been forgotten.

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Jul 17 2012

Why I Do Something Good

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Life went from very easy to incredibly hard for I Won’t Watch founder E. J. Swanson. He has known what it’s like to live with and to live without.

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Jul 17 2012

Brothers in Arms

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The connection of real family breaks down all barriers and bridges, brings different cultures together, and makes life more meaningful.

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