Archives for: February, 2014 (subscribe)
son-of-god-movie

Jimmy Mellado, our President and CEO, shares what we have in common with the Son of God movie project.

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what does poverty mean

What does poverty mean to the poor? What does poverty mean to you? What does poverty mean to God?

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Feb 23 2014

My Walk With Jesus

Sponsor Jane Duffey holding hands with her sponsored child

In this chapel message, President and CEO Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado explores the four stages of spiritual development through his own walk with Jesus, from his simple faith as a boy through his broken times which have enabled him to reach a point of “just love.”

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Feb 20 2014

A Trip of Small Miracles

tom, ann, emma and dimas

My trip to meet the children I sponsor actually began in 1955. That was the year my parents-in-law loaded up two toddlers and flew to their new home in Siguatepeque, Honduras.

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Feb 18 2014

The Cost of Child Labor

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Child laborers are not simply working an after-school job. They are children who have had their safety, education and childhoods taken from them.

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Feb 14 2014

The Letter’s the Thing

child writing letter

When it comes to Child Sponsorship and letter writing there is a ‘Seen’ and ‘Unseen’ element at work on several levels.

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sponsor change_girl in blue

There’s more to our sponsorship than we might imagine – more heart, more inspiration, more grace and more meaning than we give ourselves credit for. There is deep, abiding, eternal meaning to our small decision to sponsor a child.

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sponsor-letter_BF

When you need an idea to get your next letter started, you might turn to one of these questions.

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conversation-starters-for-kids

Explaining about ourselves is a great way to start letters and build relationships. Try answering these questions about yourself and current events.

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cross-craft

This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 20. So this month, let’s send an Easter themed letter and paper craft items to our sponsored children.

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Feb 9 2014

The Prodigal Son

Beguens Theus hugs a boy in at a school

In this chapel message, Pastor Joby Martin from the Church of Eleven22 shares about his church’s partnership with Compassion and preaches about the Prodigal Son.

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letter writing

Affirming words from mentors and teachers and even strangers, make us into the people we become.

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Feb 5 2014

They Have Dreams Too

they have a dream too

Somewhere, a young man in extreme poverty gets a sparkle in his eye when he thinks of computers. And when he walks the dirt roads of his town, he imagines the words he will write to his sponsor.

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the locust effect

The locusts of everyday violence have been allowed to swarm unabated in the developing world. And they are laying waste to the hope of the poor. – Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros

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