It’s our great honor to announce that Valeri Bure and Katia Gordeeva won the Battle of the Blades! With Val’s share of the $100,000 grand prize, we will be fully funding a Child Survival Program in the Dominican Republic, rescuing moms and babies from danger — and giving them the opportunity to take their first…
Katia and Val’s routine was amazing; the couple knew they had to bring their game up to a whole new level to stay alive. Impressive lifts wouldn’t be enough. So they pulled out some incredibly intricate, flawless footwork. The routine was superb, all of us in the audience loved it, and the judges agreed!
In this video, our president, Wess Stafford, describes a simple moment he witnessed that epitomizes the kind of action that can cause a child’s confidence to skyrocket. As you watch it, we hope it brings to mind similar experiences in your life that you will share with us!
After a week off thanks to last week’s special “do-over” episode, a rested Katia Gordeeva and Valeri Bure performed phenomenally. Once again, they received the top score from the judges with a 17.8.
We are ecstatic that Valeri is continuing on to the next round of the Battle of the Blades. Next week sees all the survivors of Round Four take a break to make way for a second chance for one of the eliminated pairs to return to the competition.
Valeri Bure is back on the ice — this time as a competitor on Battle of the Blades, airing Sundays and Mondays on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. And he’s competing for Compassion.
This week, Val and Katia performed a difficult program in a dance-themed episode that resulted in a second place score of 17.4 from the judges.
The voters sent them into the bottom two for the competition, resulting in a skate-off against fellow competitors Violetta Afanasieva and PJ Stock.
Last week, despite receiving top scores, Val and Katia found themselves in the bottom two in viewer votes (which could have resulted in their elimination!). The judges saved the pair and they came back to compete in Sunday’s episode — the result?
Katia and Val are considered the ones to beat, once again receiving the top…
Watch Battle of the Blades on CBC every week. NHL great Valeri Bure (of the Calgary Flames), is competing this year—and has named Compassion Canada as his charity! If you think his performance is the best, vote for Valeri and his partner every Sunday night by email, text or phone.
The past three Monday’s we’ve given away free Compassion tee shirts, and today is no different. Coming to you live from the Compassion store, where you can purchase an identical twin if you like – a shirt, not a person – is our Make a Difference tee.
The tee shirt up for grabs is the…
Week three of the Compassion Tee Party is here. And because yesterday was Mother’s Day, we’re ponying up a free Child Survival Program tee shirt – to celebrate moms and the children they care for.
Visit the Compassion store to discover the meaning of the Hindi phrase on the shirt, then leave a comment letting…
Welcome to your latest chance to win a free Compassion tee shirt. This week our tee party headliner is this fashionable gem, the Compassion Fade Tee.
Visit the Compassion store to see the tee work its fade magic altogether in one image. And while there, it’d be okay if you liked it so much…
What do you see when you look at this word cloud created from last week’s blog posts?
We see a fish, think ichthys and chuckle that even a random algorithm gets our spiritual inspiration.
Tell us what connection you make from the Wordle word cloud and you’ll be entered to win this Compassion tee shirt.…
More specifically, do you sponsor a child in one of these three child development centers in El Salvador?
ES526, Bethel Student Center
ES808, Cachorros de León Student Center
ES782, Comisión de Amor Student Center
If you do sponsor a child in one of those three centers, let us know. These are the centers that the CompassionBloggers will visit…
Last week we asked if you’d be interested in receiving a Compassion magazine for kids ages 8 to 12. Many of you said, “Absolutely!”
Because of your responses, we’re moving forward and mailing our first issue this January.
And now, we’re inviting your kids to submit the following materials for a chance to be published in the…
“All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.” – Acts 2:44-45 (NIV)
In today’s world, that’s out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, society preaches the opposite: More is better! People seem to acquire more “things” that they seem to hold onto with…
Do Not Show Partiality to the Poor
If you hang around here a lot, you’re probably familiar with verses like these:
“He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” – Proverbs 14:31 (NIV)
Or one of my personal favorites:
“‘He defended the cause of the poor…
Hey! Look what I’ve done. I made poverty history. Woo hoo!
All I did was visit compassion.com to sponsor a child and then this happened.
Oooo! Aaaah! Isn’t this Compassion cap positively divine?
You can have one, if you want.
Just share your Twitter @ with us. Or your Facebook URL.
Your MySpace URL is good too.
Got a blog? That URL is welcome here.
And if you don’t have any of that? Just leave a comment.
Tomorrow is Independence Day in the U.S., and we’ve got just the post in our archives for you to read. Consider it the ketchup on your hot dog, the perfect accompaniment for any Fourth of July BBQ.
A Child in the Midst
What if a child had been in the room during the penning of the Declaration…
Last week, we published a short post about a recent sponsor tour to India. It was written by our India communications manager for the India country office’s internal newsletter, and it reminded us about this old post on sponsor tours:
A Field Perspective on Sponsor Tours
This e-mail from Samuel Llanes, our field communication specialist in…
Do you ever feel as if you are on the cusp of something big? Do you wrestle with restlessness in your spirit that you can neither calm nor pinpoint a reason for? It’s as if you feel that you, your life, is on the brink of something, a major change or transition; like something…
Last summer, heavy rains poured into the village where 12-year-old Arpita lives. The ground, already saturated from previous rains, left nowhere else for the waters to go … so the entire village flooded. Muddy water, one foot deep, filled Arpita’s home.
When you live in extreme poverty, access to clean water is hard to…