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.
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.
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.
Over the next few weeks we want to encourage you to read a few good books that will benefit your walk with the Lord in 2013.
We spend most of our day caring for kids we don’t know, wondering why more people don’t do the same, and standing with one foot in a sea of desperate humanity, and one foot in an ocean of blessed grace.
We are serving the Messiah, the Son of the living God. That’s who we are; we are one by this undeniable truth.
Our pioneer ancestors scraped and sacrificed and barely got by, in many ways living a similar lifestyle to what millions of subsistence farmers still lead around the world.
Each task, every step, each contribution, every role — we are all Compassion! All we are and all we give make a huge difference in how people’s lives are impacted by our common work.
The wise men in the nativity came to honor the God-child. You, our sponsors are modern “wise men” who come to honor the God-image in each child.
Dignity is still so important, even in such dire conditions.
At age 2, Claudio was an orphan, desperate for love and daily care yet without food, electricity, or hope.
Many children are lost every single day. But, no parent should have to face the nightmare of losing a child simply because they can’t afford help.
Together let us strive to spread the Good News so that more children know they have a special calling and destiny—to be saved, to be kings and priests!
There is something special about giving a gift to a child who rarely receives gifts. Most families in developing countries don’t have the extra funds to buy gifts like bubbles and Dora dolls.
The home of Jorge and Richard wasn’t safe. Their father, in particular, was very abusive, and the cigarette burn marks on the faces of the boys were the horrific evidence of that.
The soft rays of the early morning sun slowly began to break through the haze and shone on the faces of the two on the stone bench. Tears were running down the face of the man as he held the boy close to him.
Leaders of integrity, honesty, wisdom, courage, and deep faith are rising up and taking their place. Now more than ever, our world needs them to step out of the shadows of obscurity.
Tears poured down Cesar’s face. He was ready to give up. You could feel it in every fiber of his being.
We are a team focused on one goal: to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Let us therefore unite in spirit and purpose to accomplish this goal.
Among the 200 children at the new child development center, 33 had obvious signs of severe malnutrition. Some even had difficulty standing for their sponsorship photo.
Nothing makes sense, everything is pointless, if it is not all about Jesus.
Jesus came in simple form: a baby, born into a poor family, in a stable, without all the bells and whistles. He ministered in the same way, befriending the unlovely and telling stories people could understand.
Let’s take God’s example of rest seriously by setting aside time to relax physically and renew ourselves emotionally and spiritually.
Jesus gave priority to people. By helping them in different ways, He served them and made them His priority.