Will Eliminating Extreme Poverty Require a Miracle?

How big is the problem of extreme poverty? Three billion people worldwide and 1 billion children deep. But despite the size of those numbers, many people at Compassion believe that we can eliminate extreme poverty in our generation, that we can remove or utterly destroy it.

You might think we’re “drunk on the spirit,” that our goal is unrealistic, completely irrational or even not Biblical, and I will be honest with you, I thought it was out of I thought of it as an impossible task, too.

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The Twinkie Is Getting Fatter

Friends! It has been much too long. I’m sorry for my extended leave of absence as of late. But I promise … I have a pretty good excuse. Let’s catch up, yes? Let’s talk Twinkies first. The Twinkie Project has undergone some serious plastic surgery. […]

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The Twinkie Project

Do you ever feel as if you are on the cusp of something big? Do you wrestle with restlessness in your spirit that you can neither calm nor pinpoint a reason for? It’s as if you feel that you, your life, is on the brink of something, a major change […]

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Visit Compassion’s Fun Kids Web Site

Are your children pretty web savvy? Do they spend a LOT of time online? I mean are they typical kids? How about you? Are you a kid at heart? If you said yes to any of these questions, we have some exciting news just for you. We just launched our […]

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Faith Rising

In December, The Times Online published an article entitled “As an Atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God.”  I was as intrigued to read the article as I was skeptical to see what the inevitable “spin” would be. Come to find out, Matthew Parris, […]

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Poorism: A Double-Edged Sword

Poorism. Wealthy people paying money to go and look at poor people. But what if there is more to it than that?

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Long Time No… Read?

So, it’s been a while, and in case any of you had wondered where I had disappeared to, I am back to fill you in on the latest happenings in my neck of the woods. Considering it has been over a month, I have a lot tell you, so buckle up. *que Top Gun  […]

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Christmas Memories

It was Christmas morning, and I lay impatiently in my bed awaiting the sound of my parents stirring downstairs. We’ve never been the kind of family that wakes up and rushes to the living room to tear into the gifts before we have properly washed the […]

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A New Season, A New Position

I love this time of year. There is something about November to New Year’s Eve that is simply magical.  Everything about the smell of the air, the smell of the kitchen, and the smell of grandma’s perfume intoxicates my senses and consumes my soul. And oh […]

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The Meeting You Missed

QMU. Town Hall Meeting. Ever heard of  ‘em? No? Allow me to fill you in then. QMU stands for “quarterly ministry update,” and, as you may have guessed, it happens once a quarter. Crazy. At least one representative, from each team within […]

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