Archives for: April, 2013 (subscribe)
Apr 29 2013

Remembering Abigail

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Abigail lives in Ghana, is the youngest of six siblings, and her father died when she was three years old. Abigail taught her sponsor to enjoy letters from preschool and early elementary children.

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Cedrela Odorata trees

Beginnings may not be glamorous, but most worthy causes start small. We fail to remember little choices and little seeds can grow into something massive. Trees are a prime example.

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Apr 25 2013

Malaria Bites! Bite Back.

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What does malaria feel like? If malaria goes untreated, what can it lead to?

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Malaria, nearly non-existent in many other Caribbean countries, remains the third-leading cause of death among children under 5 in Haiti. Haiti lacks the public health, sanitation and human resources needed to deliver crucial preventive health and medical services to the population.

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world malaria day 2013

Half of the world’s population, 3.3 billion people, is at risk of malaria. And it’s all because of mosquitoes.

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2012 UGANDA IT WORKS+

I came home from Ghana with severe chills, headache and a fever. I’d been in Africa two weeks, and these symptoms alarmed me. Could I be infected with malaria?

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Apr 21 2013

Divine Intersections

Mike Hare

Ministry Chaplain, Mike Hare shares stories of how circumstances we never would have chosen lead us closer to Jesus.

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Project Manager Piyush with children

Our ministry in Bangladesh has been blessed by excellent managers who are contributing to the lives of marginalized children. Piyush is one of those making differences in the local community with his intelligence, talent, creativity and, most importantly, his heart for God and children.

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claudio working

It’s 5 a.m., in the midst of complete darkness, and members of the Pentecostal Church of God in Batey Magdalena are gathered in one of the dusty streets of this sugarcane-cutting community. Worshiping the Lord, they pray for spiritual healing for their people.
Claudio, now a civil engineering graduate through our Leadership Development Program, is…

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HAITI IT WORKS

Diane Elliot, an author, professional photographer, and business administrator of Wauconda, Illinois, willingly takes on the title of mother to children who have never had their own.

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ben mwangi_a life changed

Ben was raised in the slums of Korogocho — or the ‘city of trash’ in Nairobi, Kenya. Ben often wondered if he would be another statistic — one who died from drug addiction or disease.

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Apr 15 2013

What is True Impact?

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Sooner or later, we’re all programmed to struggle with legacy and impact. Each of us is keenly aware that we’ve been engineered with talents and abilities to contribute to the world in some way while we’re here.

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prove it

What is proof of a changed life? Does it include an education or a relationship with Jesus? What does a changed life look like to you?

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TANZANIA 2010 IT WORKS

This Saturday, April 13, up to 300 church leaders will gather to hear global experts discuss: What is the global Church’s role in protecting and developing vulnerable children here in America and abroad?

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letter translation_BF

A translator selection process starts when a need is expressed by one of our departments. Child-sponsor correspondence translation is the largest demand.

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lamphun thailand

Lamphun boasts of its beautiful Buddhist temples where pilgrims come to offer merits. It is a paradox, however, that the moral ethics of Buddhism have not contributed much to improving the social decadence of the province.

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samuel orlando

After his father’s death Samuel found himself on the streets at 5 years old. He felt abandoned and thought his fate was to become a drug addict or a thief.

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child letters_PE

Esther and Marcos work at the Compassion office in Lima, Peru. They were both sponsored children. Angie has just recently been sponsored. The three of them taught Pastor Ken Burkey about the power of a letter.

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Apr 6 2013

Honoring Rebecca St. James

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Rebecca St. James is moving into a new season of life and we want to honor her and her artist’s heart. So on behalf of our ministry and 32,197 sponsored children, thank you Rebecca, we are eternally grateful for you.

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methode and aunt_RW

Third-year university and Leadership Development Program student Methode was 6 years old when he witnessed the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a systematic massacre of more than 1 million people of the Tutsi ethnic group.

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german_ec

German moved completely away from God, but God did not draw away from him. One day, when German was 19, things dramatically changed.

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rural haiti

A group of women from a Lutheran church in the United States decided to sponsor Jean Chery. It was because of their sponsorship that his reality began to change.

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jey mbiro

At the age of 9, Jey was sent to prison for stealing a purse. It was from there he prayed, “God if you exist, please take me out of this prison. I don’t want to live this life any more. And when you get me out of prison, get me out of poverty.”

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Maggies father

Indian student Maggie nurses her father. She feeds him, dresses him and washes him. Not so long ago, her father systematically abused her.

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