Dios, Patria, Libertad: An Intro to the Dominican Republic

With a team of Compassion Bloggers heading to the Dominican Republic next week, we thought it’d be a great time to learn more about the beautiful island country, its customs and its people before you experience it with the bloggers. So to buff up on your Dominican Republic knowledge and our work there, here are some great resources for you.

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Compassion Bloggers are Going to the Dominican Republic

A team of Compassion Bloggers will be in the Dominican Republic from February 16 through February 20, 2015, blogging for children in poverty.

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Your Child Is in Good Hands

My heart is overflowing as I return to the dry climate and high altitude of my Colorado Springs home from my first trip to the island of the Dominican Republic. I left with a deepened assurance of the investment that the project staff have in each child. Have you ever wondered about the hearts of our staff? I pray that I can convey just a glimpse of the depth of compassion they hold within them.

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A Short Guide to Talking About Africa

As a U.S. citizen, I’ve heard many reactions to my nationality as I travel to other places. A few gems: “We love Americans!” “We hate Americans!” “You can print your own money at an ATM.” “You’re all fat.” People have ample opportunities to see the United States in news and entertainment, so they have ample opportunities to form opinions of us — for better or for worse.

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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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A Trip of Small Miracles

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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The Worst Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making

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

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What Nightmares are Made Of

This slum is what nightmares are made of. Filled with what gifts are made of.

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Letting Go of the Right Dream

Poverty is a strong force. And it’s lies cripple.

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This One’s for the Men

Sponsorship isn’t just for women.

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Grace and the Lord’s Resistance Army

Freedom came for Grace when soldiers from the government raided the Lord’s Resistance Army camp where she and her mother were being held. After this, for seven years, they moved frequently, looking for a place to live.

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