Archives for: November, 2012 (subscribe)
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The World Health Organization reports that the African region is the most affected by HIV/AIDS, where 1.8 million people acquired the virus in 2009 alone. This means African nations must intensify their campaign against the disease, and Ghana is no exception.

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Nov 30 2012

A Very Large Plank

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Corrupt regimes oppress their citizens, slave traders, pimps and global corporations. Outrageous. Maddening. Deeply sad. But what corruption lives on in our own hearts?

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For two years, Janvier spent most days lying in the hospital. When he wasn’t a patient there, he still had to go to the hospital every morning, afternoon and evening for injections.

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in jesus name

The one thing that has kept this ministry on the right track for more than 55 years is more than just our holistic approach to releasing children from poverty. It is the three little words—“In Jesus’ name”—that make the difference.

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Nov 28 2012

It’s About Giving

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Let’s paint a complete picture of giving this holiday season and see what we come up with. Let’s see if what we uncover helps connect us more closely to Jesus and helps make giving a part of our everyday lives.

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Genuine relationship with God is more important than any of our leadership skills or theological training.

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On Giving Tuesday you can change the life of a child. Give a gift that will have an eternal impact.

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Nov 27 2012

Abiding in the Vine

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Jesus warns us that no matter how much we have struggled, perspired, and inspired, we simply must remain in the vine. He is the true vine, the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).

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Wolfgang Riedner was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and spent five years as a pastor in southern Germany before he moved to Uganda to teach in Bible colleges. He now serves as Compassion’s Church Partnership Director.

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Nov 26 2012

Like a Palm Tree

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God compares us with many things: salt, mustard, light. In Psalm 92, we are compared to palm trees. Why does He do this?

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being obedient to god

Both obedience and disobedience to the Lord greatly affect our destiny and even that of our dependents and those we serve.

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Nov 22 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

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On behalf of the children and God we serve, thank you for the abundant love you share with the world. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Nov 22 2012

Unity and Obedience

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In Exodus 24, the Israelites may not have agreed on the details, but they chose to agree on one basic thing: obedience.

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Part of what makes a successful tour is making sure all of the little details are taken care of. This is where Ashley Cooper comes in. She’s our assistant tour manager.

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God told Jeremiah, “I chose you before you were born.”

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Universal Childrens Day

Universal Children’s Day is a day we can celebrate the very ones we serve — children!

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The assumption that “more churches + more Christians = more impact” is not always true.

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poverty around the world

The monster of poverty will not consume all. God’s mercies shield; His compassion protects. And it is compassion that drives us to act.

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story of nehemiah

God is greater than any problem or challenge on the face of the earth. Nehemiah worshiped and praised God for who He is and brought an impossible situation to the God of possibilities.

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Nick Vujicic

Evangelist and motivational speaker, Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs. Nick overcame his disabilities and currently travels the world sharing about the power of faith in Jesus.

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In case you missed it, we’ve captured Peru for you in photo, word and video. And it case you wanted to see it, we’d like to show you what Peru looks like.

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Highly vulnerable children are considered at greater risk compared to their peers in our Child Sponsorship Program. The Highly Vulnerable Children’s Fund steps in when there is a need cannot be covered by monthly sponsorship funds.

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Nov 16 2012

Resting in Jesus

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Jesus knows how hard it is to keep up with the demands of your day. But He also knows the importance of rest.

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October was going to be a normal month with planned dinner dates and errand running and church on Sundays…but one evening, one thing changed, and it changed everything. That one thing was a death.

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Have you ever asked yourself what inspires you? Those are the things we can hold onto for inspiration.

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