Archives for: November, 2013 (subscribe)
holistic child development soccer team

We believe that in order to make a long-term dent in ending poverty in the life of a child, we can’t only focus only on what sells or what seems most important from our outside perspective.

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toggenburg goat with owner

For centuries, large gatherings and special celebrations across Africa have called for goat meat. In rural Ngaamba, Kenya, this is especially true. That’s why introducing a new breed of goat to this community brought about such remarkable change.

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Nov 24 2013

Invest Your Life

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In this chapel message, Eric Samuel Timm uses inspiring stories and art to illustrate how we can choose to invest our lives in God’s kingdom by inviting Him into every moment of our day instead of giving him our leftovers.

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Nov 22 2013

Five Fast Facts About Africa

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You may have heard Africa referred to as the “Dark Continent.” Did you know that name has nothing to do with skin tone, but was coined by 19th century European explorers because of the mystery this vast land held?

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Nov 19 2013

Prayer Requests for the Philippines

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The following is an email sent to many Compassion employees on Sunday by Menchit Wong, our child advocacy director. It contains new prayer requests and an update on previous prayer requests for our Philippines brothers and sisters, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

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Nov 18 2013

Sewing a Bright Future

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A fast, rhythmic sound comes from one small classroom. Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump. It’s a tailoring workshop where children between 11 and 16 years of age operate around 25 high-speed sewing and stitching machines.

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angeliz kiss

Angeliz lives in a tiny, dark structure on the side of a steep hill, with her great-grandmother. She does not live with her daddy, because he left her and her mommy. And she does not live with her mommy, because her mommy soon left her, too.

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typhoon haiyan damage

When a disaster strikes, the first assistance sponsored children get is from the church partner connected to the child development center where they are registered.

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fall in love freddy and sarah

May love drive away the darkness and paint a bright future into the souls of these children. May our hearts be torn apart and filled by the peace overflowing in the laughter of these lives.

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Nov 13 2013

Pray for the Philippines

pray for the philippines

The following is an email sent to many Compassion employees yesterday by Menchit Wong, our child advocacy director. It contains prayer requests for our Philippines brothers and sisters, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

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best charities to donate to

Choosing the best charity to donate to is an important decision. Not all donations are equal. Here are a few questions to help you decide which charity is best for you.

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Nov 11 2013

Anxious for Heaven

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Because of the sacrifice made by her son, Jesus, mothers around the world can know hope.

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Nov 10 2013

The Darkness is Not The End

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In this special chapel message, singer, songwriter and Compassion ambassador Justin McRoberts shares his story, and how God used his sponsored child to redeem a dark time in his life.

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Nov 7 2013

A Legacy of Generosity

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“If God gives a testimony, it is for His glory. I share my story so others will see God in it.” ~ Priya Juliet, Director of Administration for International Justice Mission in Chennai, India

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kristen kidd wallet

Kimuna will always be in my heart, but I’ll also keep the photo in my wallet where I’ll be reminded to pray for him continually and where I’ll keep the perspective I would not have gained without him.

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one meal one day strong

Children in extreme poverty don’t have the choice to eat walnuts to fight cholesterol, or watermelon to fight cancer, or spinach to fight diabetes. They can’t choose foods to help them thrive. They need basic nourishment to simply SURVIVE.

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count your blessings

November is the time of year that many people contemplate the blessings they have in life. This month’s Second Friday Letter Writing Club theme focuses on gratitude and blessings.

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Nov 3 2013

The Blue Corner

Compassion Blue Corner

In this chapel message, James Hansen, Vice President of Risk Management, talks about the Blue Corner, a reminder that God has commanded us to leave a corner for the poor. He shares why this concept is relevant to us today, and how to joyfully serve the poor with our individual Blue Corners.

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Family Bible study

Julienne grew up with the belief that her ability to learn, her wisdom and her knowledge had all been drained by her twin sister who, on the other hand, always did well in school.

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