Author Archives for: Amber Van Schooneveld (subscribe)
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Carrot kheer is a drink from from India made with, you guessed it, carrots. This recipe for carrot kheer was shared with us by staff members, Jayaseelan Enos.

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Pray that your sponsored child would love peace and reject useless quarreling. Pray that they would become peace makers in their community.

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Wess Stafford often says that you can’t outgive the poor. Pray that your sponsored child will grow in generosity and will be willing to share what he or she has with others who also are in need.

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When someone at the grocery store is rude to you or your friend is a bit short, it’s always good to remember that you have no idea the struggles and challenges that they are facing at that exact moment — so extend grace to them!

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Thank God for how He is working through His Spirit to transform your sponsored child. Pray that your child would become more and more like Christ in the kindness he or she shows others.

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In many of the places where sponsored children live, youth become parents while still teenagers. Pray that God would give your sponsored child courage and perseverance to stay pure.

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Pray that your sponsored child would find strength and courage in the Lord for whatever they face each day.

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Pray that God would be working through the Holy Spirit to build faithfulness in your sponsored child’s life.

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brazilian hot dog

If you have a sponsored child in Brazil, or even if you don’t, Cachorro Quente aka Brazilian Hot Dogs is a fun recipe to try.

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Some sponsored children live in places with many bad examples around them of disrespectful and disobedient youth. Pray that your sponsored child would learn to respect their authorities.

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tres leches recipe

Some believe Tres Leches Cake originated in Nicaragua, although it’s enjoyed throughout Central America. If you have a sponsored child in Nicaragua or anywhere in Central America, try out this cake for a tasty treat — maybe on a night your family prays together for your sponsored child.

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Many sponsored children have a desire to help others, because of the help they have received from their sponsors. Pray that your sponsored child would find ways to be merciful to the people around them.

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Many sponsored children live in places where they witness or experience injustice. Pray that God would place a deep love of justice in your sponsored child’s heart and that they would grow to become bearers of justice in their society.

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Pray that your sponsored child would learn to cling to God’s Word and treasure its words as their comfort and treasure.

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Many sponsored children live in places where alcoholism, drug use and promiscuity are common. Pray that your sponsored child would be growing rather in the Fruit of the Spirit of self-control.

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Some of the places where sponsored children live are rife with corruption. Pray that your sponsored child would reject corruption and would be examples of honesty and integrity in their community.

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Although our sponsored children don’t have access to many material resources, they have access to the immeasurable love of Christ! Pray that your sponsored child would live a life of love — committed to the love of their Lord and the love of others around them.

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Despite a tumultuous history with candy-making, Amber decided to give making Beijinho de Coco (coconut kisses) a try.

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Thank God for the church members and ministry staff who can take part in discipling our sponsored children. Pray that your sponsored child will grow in their knowledge of Christ, as well as grow deeper and deeper in His grace.

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salvation in christ

Praise God that through the local church and our program, sponsored children have access to the most important gift of all — salvation through Christ.

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Even when we don’t have a face-to-face relationship with our sponsored children, prayer can be such a tool in building that relationship. So for the next couple of months, let’s pray together, each weekend, for God’s working in these precious children’s lives.

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This Murgir Korma recipe is from Kevin Stout, who helped open our offices in Bangladesh and now serves as the ministry’s Church Partnership Development Manager. His wife is Bengali, and this is her family’s recipe for murgir korma, or sweet chicken curry with yogurt.

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When exactly does that happen — that our joy is snuffed out, stuffed down or smothered? What happens to stifle that unspeakable joy that used to well up at the slightest provocation?

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rellenitos

Rellenitos is a Cook with Compassion dessert submitted by Claudia de Ramirez, a ministry Tours and Visits Specialist in Guatemala. Rellenitos are plantain donuts filled with an ingredient you may not expect.

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Staff and formerly sponsored children around the world are sponsoring children themselves. And now we have our very own Advocate in Colombia, María Ximena Marín!

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