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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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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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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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fear-jesus-is-lord

The world tells us to simply show no fear; pretend it doesn’t exist or exhibit behavior that displays calm or confidence in your abilities. But how far will this mindset take us?

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team-constellation-first-call

When you dial our customer service phone number, you have a good chance of being connected with a member of Team Constellation, which is based in the Philippines. Each of the members of Team Constellation are adult graduates of our sponsorship program.

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holistic child development soccer team

We believe that in order to make a long-term dent in ending poverty in the life of a child, we can’t only focus only on what sells or what seems most important from our outside perspective.

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bri and friend

A message every child needs to hear is, “Jesus loves you and He won’t ever leave you. He won’t ever let you down.”

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rwandan terrain

We desire to serve the neediest possible. Sometimes that means traveling to where buses and cars cannot easily go.

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Jackie_FI

Our field staff are some of the most remarkable people around! Jackie Nyaga is no exception.

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need rest_reading

God is honored by our hard work but as our Creator, He knows we need rest from tasks that make us tired, challenges that demand our energy and concerns that cause stress.

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sabbath rest

The biblical concept of Sabbath is more than a day off work. It’s an intentional commitment to rest and have reflection and communion with God — a healthy balance to a busy week.

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hope deferred

Do children waiting for a sponsor question their value based on whether they have a sponsor or not? Do they compare themselves to their sponsored friends and find themselves wanting?

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rwanda_hotel view

Irene and her country, once torn apart by the evil of genocide, now rise from destruction with songs of praise.

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father son relationship

God is a true and great Heavenly Father, but it takes an earthly father/father-figure – or in some cases a diligent mother – to help kids know about God’s love. We are the hands and feet of God the Father, and called to share His love with His little ones all around the world.

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Apr 29 2013

Remembering Abigail

abigail post_FI

Abigail lives in Ghana, is the youngest of six siblings, and her father died when she was three years old. Abigail taught her sponsor to enjoy letters from preschool and early elementary children.

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safe choice

Because of the trust of God’s people, He gives us beautiful moments of redemption in broken valleys.

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value of sports

Sports teach children about unity and trust, about how to express themselves more freely and sports can help children discover their gifts and talents.

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dinah-and-wess

Dinah Meyer has been working for Compassion 18 years. She has been around for much of the ministry’s history, and working in the Executive office, she has a unique perspective we want to share with you.

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recommended-reading-the-hobbit

Whether J.R.R. Tolkien’s story of Bilbo Baggins’ adventure is familiar or foreign, few can question the genuine pleasure reading it imparts.

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featured-image-armageddon-factor

How would better understanding non-Christians’ fears about Christianity change how you live out your faith, if at all?

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Derek_India-2012B

As the Complementary Interventions Strategy and Operations Manager, Derek Gordon is one of the people whom God is really using at Compassion through his wisdom, calling and commitment.

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recommended reading just do something

This book offers the kind of practical help that frees us from being stuck in endless cycles of worry and indecision and allows us to better “seek first the kingdom of God.” It’s so uncomplicated and maybe even a little liberating.

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2011 ECUADOR IT WORKS+

Because we don’t know what God has done in the past, we have difficulty understanding and appreciating what’s happening in the present and future.

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