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Jun 6 2009

From the Archives

For those of you who are new here, we’ve hand-selected a few of the older posts from our archives for you to read, respond to, chew on, digest, enjoy, etc.
Are You for Real?
It’s after work and I’m in my business casual, walking through the mall having just bought a not-so-scrumptious dinner of Sbarro’s pizza…

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Have you ever heard of Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)? Apparently, it’s a congenital heart defect.
If you have a defect in your interatrial septum, the tissue that divides the right side of your heart from the left side, your blood can get confused. And if that happens, you end up with blood that goes…

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Since April 26, and through May 2, five bloggers have been experiencing firsthand what Compassion’s ministry to children in poverty is all about.
Visit to travel across the world to the impoverished neighborhoods of Kolkata, East India, and through their stories, pictures and videos rediscover hope.

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joanlyndapuckett provided us with our latest blog banner.

She took the photo while in the Dominican Republic for the Global Advocates Conference.
Hope you like it as much as we do.
Keep submitting photos to our Flickr group. We may choose one of your photos next.

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Feb 9 2009

Today Is My Birthday

Yesterday was our birthday, and “Today Is My Birthday” … so says our newest widget.
The “Today Is My Birthday” featured child widget is now available for you to use on your blog or MySpace profile. It’s not available for Facebook, but we do have a featured child widget you can use there.
The “Today Is My…

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Feb 8 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to us!
Happy birthday to us!
Happy birthday to the Compassion blog!
Happy birthday to us!

Photo by Elizabeth Karanja – At the Mathare Child Development Center in Kenya, birthday parties for sponsored children are celebrated bi-monthly. The birthday children cut cakes and share with the other children. They also carry a piece home for their guardians.…

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We said we’d do it again. And we’re doing it. It’s time for a new blog banner.
Join our Flickr group and upload your photos of children in poverty. We’re looking to choose one to use as our new blog banner.
Here’s some of the good stuff people have already shared with us.
drewfrancis1 took this…

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If you like Rebecca St. James, you’ll probably like the interview Lori Kasbeer did with her for Christian Women Online.
We liked that she linked to us in it. Thanks Lori!
Read Lori’s personal blog.

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If you received this post via RSS or e-mail, click through to our blog homepage and vote in our RSS feed poll. This is your chance to determine whether our feed displays the entire blog post or continues to display the first few lines.
Of course, anyone can vote, but we figured only some of you…

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“CompassionArt is a charity that joins the dots between art and poverty. It raises money to help breathe life into the poorest communities, restoring hope and igniting justice.” –
Compassion U.K. is one of 12 charities receiving royalties from the album sales.
The widget below has lots of details on the CompassionArtproject, as well as…

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Dec 12 2008

Nativity Set Giveway

Yesterday, we introduced you to Chantal, a 9-year-old girl from Rwanda.
Chantal is a beneficiary of our Highly Vulnerable Children (HVC) initiative, and during the Christmas season the vulnerability of these children parallels the extreme vulnerability that our God entered into on Christmas Day.
It’s a vulnerability portrayed in homes throughout the world by the nativity. And…

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After seven years of selling music on those little silver discs, I’m giving it away. My new song, “Kingdom Coming,” is totally free. But it might cost you something else.
Let me explain.
When you download the song you will not be asked for any money, or a friend’s e-mail address, or to fill out a…

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A few of my colleagues here at Compassion Australia decided to give up coffee this month. Why? We are all participating in a month-long campaign called FAST for FOOD.

If you drink at least a cup of coffee a day, the thought of fasting from coffee is probably pretty painful. But we weighed up the facts:


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Nov 17 2008

So Human Blog Contest

Okay, y’all. The paint is barely dry on our first blog contest (which Juli Jarvis won) which means it must be time for our second contest. This time we’ve asked Tim Glenn to pony up the prize.
You may know Tim for his thought-provoking posts. But do you know that he is also a…

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Nov 12 2008

Who Do You Hope Wins?

The stories all of you shared during our first blog contest were encouraging, inspiring and, well . . . everything that Christ is, to all of us.
Thank you for giving us a glimpse into how “hope lives” in your lives — how He lives.
And thank you for participating.
Would you please take some…

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Nov 4 2008

Our First Blog Contest

We’ve been wanting to do this for a looong time now, and it’s finally here — our first blog contest!
It took some time to hoodwink someone into donating a prize, but we finally found Amber.
Well, we knew where Amber was the whole time, so the truth is that we finally thought to ask her…

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You know the expression “Time flies when you are having a good time”? That’s an understatement, to say the least.
Here’s another question for you: Remember how I started out as an intern? (I really hope you are nodding your head up and down at the moment.)
Since the internship program was so successful last summer (and…

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Oct 28 2008

Rate Our Posts

At the bottom of each post, you’ll now find five little stars; five little stars that allow you to say yay or nay on what we’re publishing here.
And in addition to the posts that we recommend you read, your highest rated posts will also be displayed in our sidebar.
There’s nothing in the sidebar…

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Election day is less than three weeks away. Do you know how you’re gonna vote? I do.
But that’s not what I’m really interested in. I’m interested in what you think about this.
When it comes to ending global poverty and fighting the war on terror:

80 percent of those surveyed* by the Barna Research Group, who…

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Oct 16 2008


Today probably seems like a normal mid-week day. A lot like the other workdays, school days . . . everything happening too quickly kind of days. But today is also World Food Day as recognized by UNICEF. And today more than 300 million children will go to bed hungry.
Under the burden of the global…

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Oct 15 2008

Bailout Plan

“It’s extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion dollars to save 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases.” –Bono.

I don’t mean to make light of the current economic crisis in the United States, but there’s a part of…

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Oct 8 2008

The Day Finally Came

Today’s post is written by Steve K., The Leopard at the Summit, member of the blog on child poverty hall of fame and latest addition to our SpotLINK focus on you, our readers.

The other day I received my first letter from my sponsored child — six-year-old Richar, from Peru! I picked up the mail late…

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One hundred and thirty eight Compassion advocates from the United States and countless other advocates from around the world will be gathering in the Dominican Republic from October 5 to October 11 for the first-ever Global Advocates Tour…And we want to do our best to bring the experience to you!

Beginning slightly before…

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Sep 26 2008

Our New Blog Banner is Here

Hey! Remember way back in mid-August when we asked you to join our Flickr group and to upload photos.
Do you remember that we also said, “It’s time to change our banner. And we want the next photo up there to be yours.”?
Well…we did. And you did.

22 people joined the group. (And we still have room…

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Hello friends! Glad you’re here.
I haven’t met all of ya yet, but I do knows a lot of ya. If you’re new to our blog, please leave a comment, I’d consider it a privilege to make your acquaintance.
So that you feel welcome, let me introduce you to a few of the folks who are…

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