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Feb 18 2014

The Cost of Child Labor

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Child laborers are not simply working an after-school job. They are children who have had their safety, education and childhoods taken from them.

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Feb 14 2014

The Letter’s the Thing

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When it comes to Child Sponsorship and letter writing there is a ‘Seen’ and ‘Unseen’ element at work on several levels.

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There’s more to our sponsorship than we might imagine – more heart, more inspiration, more grace and more meaning than we give ourselves credit for. There is deep, abiding, eternal meaning to our small decision to sponsor a child.

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When you need an idea to get your next letter started, you might turn to one of these questions.

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Explaining about ourselves is a great way to start letters and build relationships. Try answering these questions about yourself and current events.

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This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 20. So this month, let’s send an Easter themed letter and paper craft items to our sponsored children.

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Feb 9 2014

The Prodigal Son

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In this chapel message, Pastor Joby Martin from the Church of Eleven22 shares about his church’s partnership with Compassion and preaches about the Prodigal Son.

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Affirming words from mentors and teachers and even strangers, make us into the people we become.

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Feb 5 2014

They Have Dreams Too

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Somewhere, a young man in extreme poverty gets a sparkle in his eye when he thinks of computers. And when he walks the dirt roads of his town, he imagines the words he will write to his sponsor.

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the locust effect

The locusts of everyday violence have been allowed to swarm unabated in the developing world. And they are laying waste to the hope of the poor. – Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros

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This slum is what nightmares are made of. Filled with what gifts are made of.

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