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prepare your heart judah

Although I would struggle with letting go of control, God showed me from the start that this was His work to do and I was able to go back to that truth every time things got really hard.

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happier than

How happy are people who sponsor a child? Well, they’re happier than…

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Apr 20 2014

He Is Risen!

Artwork from Mathare Community Outreach Child Development Center

Hallelujah! Hosanna!
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His…

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Apr 19 2014

Alive in Christ

Christ has died. And we are united with Him in his death.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians…

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Artwork from Mathare Community Outreach Child Development Center

Compassion is closed today to honor Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

It was the day of Preparation of Passover Week, about the sixth hour.
“Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews.
But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”
“Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked.
“We have no king but Caesar,” the chief…

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Apr 16 2014

Easter in Haiti

easter in haiti flying kites

Easter weekend is a time of great celebration in Haiti. As in some other aspects of Haitian life, it’s a combination of Catholic and Voodoo tradition.

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christmas-gifts

You have a few different options for sending a monetary gift. Each year, you can send $10 to $50 as a birthday gift, $10 to $50 as a general gift, and $25 to $1,000 as a family gift. You also have the option of donating any amount, we typically suggest $20, to the Christmas Gift…

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child letters mexico

Not every child in class is called up front to receive a letter. Some are handed a Bible verse on a small piece of paper that the center staff prepared for them. Children know the difference, and although they value the encouragement most of them hope they’ll receive a letter soon.

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sponsor change_bible kenya

When you write to your sponsored children, encourage them by sharing your favorite Bible stories and Bible verses.

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fall in love_judah

Judah’s funny, full of life, joyful and silly. And you are going to fall in love with him — guaranteed!

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rwandan-genocide-survivors

20 years ago images of the Rwandan genocide horrified us. Today, there are new images to be seen in Rwanda.

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rwandan genocide survivor

At the time of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Gary Haugen, a senior trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, was given an assignment to serve as the Officer in Charge of the U.N.’s genocide investigation in Rwanda. 
He had seen a lot of injustice in the past, working to combat human rights abuses around the…

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most prized possession burkina faso

Here’s a photographic look at what some children around the world consider their most prized possessions. And it’s not their toys.

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overcome discouragement fog

As we prepare for the Easter season, there may be some of you who are in a place of fog. You can’t see clearly what’s ahead of you. You might even be wondering if God is with you at all because the fog has been with you for so long.

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best decision ever

Hashtags are a cultural phenomenon. And today we are having a little fun with our friend, the hashtag.

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what do you see in this picture

There are many things to notice in this picture, but perhaps what stands out are the things you wouldn’t normally notice.

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the importance of names

Names are important. They have power. They define us. They’re more than a bunch of letters grouped together to sound pleasant to the ear. Names are more than a convenience allowing us to talk to each other. Names are a gift from God. They contain His power. They define things. They define us.

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who is your hero image

You, the sponsor of a child living in poverty, are a hero. And you may not feel like a hero, but you are one.

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Bible Distribution for Children

In this chapel message, Jim Rankin, founder of Adventures in Truth, shares about his ministry in Ethiopia and the importance of Ethiopia in scripture.

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water of life

Drink water and suffer diarrhea, don’t drink water and develop bladder stones. It’s a Catch-22 in desperate need of a solution.

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rainwater harvesting pump

Our partnership with the local churches helps stand in the gap for community needs that government programs have not been able to meet.

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what-do-you-want-to-be-when-you-grow-up-kenia

Children all around the world have dreams about their futures. We asked some of the children in our program what they want to be when they grow up.

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vocational training sales

Enock always shares with his siblings that he is the one who will take over from his father as breadwinner. He says that he always feels uncomfortable when he sees his mom crying when there is nothing at home for them to eat.

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yago

I’ve taken many calls from sponsors about their children’s pictures. “Why is my child wearing such nice clothing?” “Why is my child not smiling?” “My child’s newest picture doesn’t look like my child. Why?”

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Mar 10 2014

Spring Is in the Air

tanzania-flower

This month’s letter-writing theme is spring! Help us find some spring ‘pins’ that would be great items to mail to our sponsored children.

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