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Wongduan wiped beads of perspiration from her brow, rested her hands on her swollen abdomen, and leaned her head against the wall. Feeling nauseated, she closed her eyes, hoping to rest, but the memory of her two miscarried children haunted her.

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People weren’t meant to live in extreme poverty. And poverty isn’t something that Jesus wants us to simply understand — He wants us to feel it and to feel it deeply.

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May 9 2012

We Have Room

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Poverty is enslavement in and of itself. To break the cycles vulnerable children, child soldiers, child brides, sex slaves, etc, we must give these children a chance at a life outside of poverty.

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May 1 2012

Never Too Old

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One of Satan’s biggest lies is that we are too young for God to use us. When we are older, Satan will also try to tell us that we are too old to be used by God.

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This Murgir Korma recipe is from Kevin Stout, who helped open our offices in Bangladesh and now serves as the ministry’s Church Partnership Development Manager. His wife is Bengali, and this is her family’s recipe for murgir korma, or sweet chicken curry with yogurt.

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Letter writing is essential for the special one to one relationship between children and sponsors. Maria from Bangladesh just found out that she has a sponsor and eagerly writes her first letter.

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Vasantha-at-home

Guided by an agricultural officer in her country of Sri Lanka, Vasantha started a small gardening project in her front yard. But she didn’t stop there.

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Dipu is a 15-year-old sponsored child living in Bangladesh. He is happy to have a sponsor because that gives him the opportunity to continue his studies.

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A sacrificing love still touches the spirit, heart, and soul of each one of us who is God’s unique, beloved creation.

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Jan 27 2012

Ministry Highlight: India

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We began our ministry in India in 1997 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2003, we started the Child Survival Program, and the Leadership Development Program followed in 2004.

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The Leadership Development Program taught Arun a great number of things. He learned about time management, Christian discipline and social awareness. Most importantly, he learned how a Christian must respond to contemporary issues.

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The Wally Show met a woman named Ko who was a sponsored child and now works for our ministry. Ko still has the picture of her sponsors from 30 years ago on her desk.

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Jan 24 2012

Miracles of God

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People may have the same purposes and goals, but it is the journey that determines the strength of a vision.

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We began our ministry in East India in 2002 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2006, the Child Survival Program began, and the Leadership Development Program followed in 2009.

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As God created everyone in His own image, are we not responsible to share what we have? The boy with the fish and loaves in John 6 was willing to share everything he had as a response to the Lord’s question. He knew that five small barley loaves and two small fish would not be…

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Jan 14 2012

Missions in Action: Episode 17

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In episode 17 of Missions in Action we meet former Leadership Development Program student, Blesslin. The achievements of this 23-year-old Indian woman are rare and extraordinary!

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Stage lights were flickering and decorations were sitting proudly on the stage. Inigodawela Child Survival Program staff members were rushing to and fro trying to get things completed in time to start their Christmas program.

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Dec 17 2011

Living in Poverty

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So. Let me tell you about living in poverty in the Philippines.

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We began our ministry in the Philippines in 1972 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 1996, we started the Leadership Development Program and in 2005, the Child Survival Program.

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In a developing city in south-central Philippines there is a peculiar little town called Abkasa. It is cut off from the rest of the main city by a single dusty road that is narrow and very bumpy, a couple of kilometers through tall sugar cane.

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In the third Missions in Action episode we get to visit with our Special Olympics Bronze Medalist, Emilda Soriano.

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Nov 19 2011

Missions in Action: Episode Two

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In the second episode of Missions in Action we meet Maan, a Leadership Development Program student who want to become a director of a child development center.

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Nov 18 2011

Missions in Action: Episode One

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Missions In Action is a series of webisodes providing ways for viewers to help solve the problems in our world. The first episode of Missions in Action focuses on our work in the Philippines.

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Nine-year-old Jessa lives in a tiny hovel situated within a crowded squatter community in metro Manila. She wakes up at 4 a.m. and it is still dark at this time of day. But inside Jessa’s home, it is always dark.

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Compassion began its ministry in Bangladesh in June 2004 with the Child Sponsorship Program, and the Child Survival Program began in 2010. The year 2010 also marked five years of ministry in Bangladesh as well as registration of the 15,000th child.

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