Archives for: May, 2013 (subscribe)
ronnie_wydick post

Since he has experienced need, not only in his family but in the lives of other children, Ronnie takes advantage of opportunities to help others. One day, he would like to sponsor a child.

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May 30 2013

Never More Loved

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Leah looked for more and more reasons to stay away from her abusive home. She ended up joining a gang and did what they did just to have a sense of family.

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what do we value

Traits that we greatly value and strive to consistently demonstrate are integrity, excellence, stewardship and dignity. If you were to add a fifth trait to this list, what would it be?

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In Claire’s neighborhood, children grow up to become prostitutes and thieves. But Claire’s story is different.

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evans the teacher_ke

Evans grew up during a time of critical political and socio-economic change at both a local and national level in Kenya. But during this time, Evans had other challenges to confront beyond politics.

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ironman triathlete_pool

A few years back, Nagaraj came across one particular blog of a person who participated in Ironman competitions. This intrigued him so much that he and a friend started training to participate in Ironman triathlons.

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May 22 2013

What Do We Do?

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What do we do? The short answer is, we release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. But, how else do we explain what we do?

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Sponsored child in Kenya laughing

“A child in Indonesia wanted to know if people in Canada had hair on their feet to protect them from the cold.” Another child asked, “Is math the same in every country?”

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unsponsored children_FI

When someone stops sponsoring a child, the Unsponsored Children’s fund fills the gap so that children can continue to receive support until a new sponsor is found. For 9-year-old Happy, this fund helped save her life.

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May 19 2013

How Do We Focus on Children?

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Staff members, Kurt Birky, Emily Sarmiento, and Bob Cleary, spend some time sharing the “Child Focused” perspective of our ministry.

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Hannifah and Deborah

Born in Uganda with HIV/AIDS, Hannifah lost her mother when she was only one month old. She was a very sickly child, always being taken to hospital and her father considered her a burden.

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roberto and ramon_ec

Roberto was born with Down’s syndrome. The other children at the Child Development Center embraced him without hesitation, but it was evident that Roberto required skilled assistance.

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From why sponsorship benefits a family living in the developing world, to an entire family embracing their sponsored child, the value of family is a theme you will often see woven into the stories we share. We took the liberty of choosing some of our best family related blog posts for you.

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how are we different

Our ministry is Christ-centered, child-focused and church-based. But what does this really mean and how are we set apart, or different, from other child development organizations?

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definition of beauty ecuador woman

God has made everything beautiful. And this is beauty as defined by God.

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Angela from the Dominican Republic

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful moms around the world!

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May 10 2013

One Mom Gets a New Start

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When Silveria left her hometown in the Peruvian Andes, she and four of her children climbed into a truck and took the long trip toward Lima. Her husband had abandoned them three years prior.

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mothers day 2013 infographic_fi

There are 2 million moms in the world. How can we help mothers around the world who live in extreme poverty?

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jenny and children_ec

When Jenny became an adolescent, she faced early motherhood, conceiving her first child before she was 15. Inexperienced as a mother — and emotionally and financially unstable -– she sought refuge in alcohol.

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Pinterest is a wonderful place for us to connect as sponsors and share letter writing ideas. Building on the online letter writing event that Compassion has on the second Friday of every month, we’ve created a new Pinterest board for letter writing and you are welcome to join us as a contributor.

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mom and daughter in india

Those are the mothers who, on this Mother’s Day in America, we want to remember and honor and write about. We want to remember those mothers who labor from dusk to dawn and work to put food on their table and pray that their children are safe.

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May 5 2013

Why Do We Exist?

Sidney Muisyo 5.1.13 chapel

Many people have asked the question, “Why do we exist?” When asked to explore this question as it pertains to our ministry, Sidney Muisyo, VP of our Africa Region tells us that Christ must be the model of all we do.

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May 3 2013

He Go Go

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Not every child may have the skills or desire to be in the Leadership Development Program, but they do have talents singing or dancing.

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rosa praying

We all need prayer. Some days more than others. So what if today, on the National Day of Prayer, we pray for one another?

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alejandro and nixon_es

Alejandro and Nixon are cousins who have also been friends most of their lives growing up in El Salvador. They are “first cousins,” a term that, in their culture and language, means a close relationship and is literally translated “cousin-brothers.”

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