Once there was a place called Mathare. It was a hard place; a difficult place. But, there was also a place called the Kingdom of God.
God has given sponsored children around the world His ear, that even though they are often voiceless in this world, He cares for their prayers.
Instead of focusing solely on places to send our money, let’s take a look into ways we can give of our time, money, and talents—in every season.
We recently talked with Pastor Matt Chandler about The Village Church, child sponsorship, the poor and his book, The Explicit Gospel.
Excerpted from Compassion Blogger, Emily at With Elephant Grace. Emily won third place for the ‘Dear God’ Blog Month assignment.
On behalf of the children and God we serve, thank you for the abundant love you share with the world. Happy Thanksgiving!
Part of what makes a successful tour is making sure all of the little details are taken care of. This is where Ashley Cooper comes in. She’s our assistant tour manager.
Compassion Blogger, Faith, Life and Compassion won third place during Blog Month by writing from the perspective of a child living in extreme poverty.
While the significance of a name may not carry as much weight as it previously did in Western culture, one’s name is still the most distinguishing characteristic an individual in a developing country clings to.
Pray that your sponsored child would learn self-discipline and would become prudent, even when surrounded by recklessness.
What does life look like through the eyes of a child photographer? Several sponsored children in eastern India were given cameras and a chance to find out.
Sponsored children need to know that we love them and pray for them; they need our encouragement to do well in school and at the center, and to remember that Jesus loves them very much.
On his arrival to the student center, one six-year-old boy had a packet of cigarettes in his top shirt pocket. He drank and smoked, usually receiving alcohol and cigarettes from the men of the village who he would hang around with.
Pray that your sponsored child would cling to God and develop a passion for Him.
Excerpted from Compassion Blogger, Kim at Three Little Larks. Kim won second place for the ‘Dear God’ Blog Month assignment.
Excerpted from compassion Blogger, Emily at An Ounce of Compassion. Emily won second place during Blog Month by writing from the perspective of a sponsored child.
How exactly do we define orphan? As we follow Nelson’s journey, we will see multiple definitions of this oft-misunderstood term.
Pray that your sponsored child would attack their school work with eagerness, as doing it for the Lord. Pray that in all their endeavors, they would devote them to the Lord and do it in His strength.
Compassion Blogger, wynnegraceappears won first place during Blog Month by writing from the perspective of a sponsored child.
Compassion Blogger, She Getz the Shot won first place for the ‘Dear God’ Blog Month assignment where she shares about the desire for motherhood and the gift of sponsorship.
Even though we were a few months into the child sponsorship journey with Compassion (researching the organization, praying about sponsoring a child, and then finally sponsoring two children)there was still a piece of me that had felt distant from the process. Until now.
We gave several children in Burkina Faso disposable or digital cameras and asked them to take photos of their lives. Looking at these photos, what do you think matters most to the children who took them?
Pray that your sponsored child would be filled with the hope they have in Christ.
Compassion Blogger, Fontenot Four writes in response to the ‘Dear God’ Blog Month assignment.