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2011 ECUADOR IT WORKS+

Erick is a very special child who enjoys participating in every activity at the San Pablo Apostol Student Center. There are some things he can do and others that are are more complicated for him, but nothing keeps him from trying.

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protect-me

This video is about child abuse, exploitation, prostitution and trafficking. So why are these children smiling?

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jon bauer

Christian artist Jon Bauer watched a group of boys tear open bags of garbage to forage for food. He got up from his meal, went to the counter and ordered 12 cheeseburgers.

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through the eyes of a child self

This was a fun experience. I was experimenting with the camera and decided to take one photo of me. I forgot to smile, but I liked this photo anyway.

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share-the-gospel

Pray that God would fill your sponsored child with a passion for proclaiming God’s glory and sharing His gospel with their community.

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Folk Angel is offering free Christmas music downloads to Compassion staff and supporters. Downloads are available through December 21, 2012.

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word of the year

Receiving a word for the year from the Lord is not a New Year’s resolution. It’s more like a gift from Him.

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thankful heart

Although they do not have material wealth, pray that your sponsored child would be overflowing with thankfulness to God for the gifts He has given them.

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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.

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prayerfulness

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.

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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.

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pastor matt chandler

We recently talked with Pastor Matt Chandler about The Village Church, child sponsorship, the poor and his book, The Explicit Gospel.

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do you hear me

Excerpted from Compassion Blogger, Emily at With Elephant Grace. Emily won third place for the ‘Dear God’ Blog Month assignment.

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Nov 22 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

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On behalf of the children and God we serve, thank you for the abundant love you share with the world. Happy Thanksgiving!

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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.

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Nov 13 2012

Catching the Rain

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Compassion Blogger, Faith, Life and Compassion won third place during Blog Month by writing from the perspective of a child living in extreme poverty.

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power in a name

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.

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Pray that your sponsored child would learn self-discipline and would become prudent, even when surrounded by recklessness.

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child photographer

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.

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bible-UG

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.

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nathan tasker

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.

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passion for god

Pray that your sponsored child would cling to God and develop a passion for Him.

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Excerpted from Compassion Blogger, Kim at Three Little Larks. Kim won second place for the ‘Dear God’ Blog Month assignment.

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Oct 30 2012

Someone Loves Wendy

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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.

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Oct 29 2012

Who Is an Orphan?

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How exactly do we define orphan? As we follow Nelson’s journey, we will see multiple definitions of this oft-misunderstood term.

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