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Children all over the world long to experience a loving family and Compassion Sunday is a time where we have the opportunity to share that love of family with them.

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Poverty does not just bring hunger or ill-health. Poverty robs children of their joy and takes away their opportunities and hopes for the future.

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Compassion Sunday is as annual event created to draw attention to the needs of the world’s poorest children. Compassion Sunday presenters are men and women just like you who share the story of Compassion with their church on behalf of children living in poverty.

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This Compassion Sunday in Togo is a very different kind of Compassion Sunday than we are used to in the United States.

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Beverly was not letting a few inconveniences get in the way of children being sponsored. After all, her toilet may have been temporarily out of order, but most of the children she was hoping to get sponsors for don’t even have a toilet.

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Apr 10 2012

Bizzy’s Burden

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Elisabeth “Bizzy” Mellado’s first encounter with Compassion started with what she calls one of her dad’s “crazy ideas.”

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Are you participating in Compassion Sunday? Will you change the story of a child living in extreme poverty?

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God ordained a decision I made in 1986 to sponsor Jewel, a small decision really. It was ordained by God, not only to bless Jewel. but to bless me.

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Compassion Sunday 2011 took place this Sunday, April 10. Because of your participation in this annual event many children around the world have the chance to overcome poverty.

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On the morning of my Compassion Sunday event, I arrived early to set up my table and meet with the technical- support volunteer who would be playing my DVD and running my PowerPoint show. My 15-minute spot would be just after announcements.

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Compassion International Advocate, Barbara McMillan

After signing up to receive information about Compassion Sunday from compassionsunday.com, I shared the DVD I received with my pastor. He offered to show the teaser videos to our church in advance of our main event.

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My church’s first Compassion Sunday was fast approaching. It had been a long time in the making. My hope was that it would be a life-changing experience for someone, not just a soon-forgotten, non-event in the life of my church family.

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My new associate pastor caught me in the parking lot as I was leaving church one Sunday, with a beautiful vision of a radical message and a strong push for our upcoming Compassion Sunday. He even felt a holy “oughtness” from the Lord to offer a child packet from the pulpit and wait for a…

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My tears embarrassed me. I didn’t want my friends to think I was trying to guilt them into sponsoring. I didn’t want to detract from our purpose in showing the exciting work Compassion is doing. But God used my tears.

As I pulled myself together, I realized I wasn’t the only one in the church…

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As soon as I completed my Advocate training, my first thought was to host a Compassion Sunday at my church. I was on fire, passionate, and thought that was the obvious next step. I was wrong.

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When you put a Mentos mint into a bottle of soda it explodes like a volcano, just like an explosive phenomenon taking place all over the country on behalf of children in poverty. In both cases this explosive phenomenon is about multiplication.

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Imagine a world where you grow up with a mommy and a daddy and live in a nice warm house with your family.
You have your own bed, and sleep each night with a full belly. You go to school, and in the afternoon you go to sports practice on a green grassy lawn that…

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Spiritually speaking, some of us plant seeds, some water, some are the sun, but we all get to taste the fruits of our labor sometimes.

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You can also view this video as Compassion Sunday on YouTube.

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Feb 27 2009

Commit to the Lord

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Nov 7 2008

To God Be the Glory

I’ve been so focused on the preparations for the 2009 Compassion Sunday campaign that I had NEXT YEAR’S goal in my head when I was reading a recent child sponsorship progress report. It dawned on me just this week that we actually SURPASSED the 2008 Goal of impacting the lives of 22,000 children through Compassion…

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May 10 2008

2008 Compassion Sunday Update

Be forewarned. What follows is pure rah-rah. It showed up in employee inboxes … from MARKETING. It’s just a small glimpse into the response Compassion Sunday 2008 has received so far.
We’re at over 9,700 children sponsored. Our goal is 22,000. It’s not too late to host your own event.
“Austin Bluffs Evangelical Free Church…

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Apr 21 2008

Will You Help Us …

Will you help us say thank you to Tammy Chalfant, who organized the first ever Compassion Sunday event at Farmland Friends Church (FFC)?

71 children now have sponsors.

Please tell Tammy and her pastor, Kris Sorensen, how much you appreciate their work.
And Shaun Groves too. He spoke at the event, and he’s a TIRELESS advocate…

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“The Lord used Compassion in our church when we began to look beyond ourselves and to see how we could be less of a ‘holy huddle’ and more of a Jesus impact on the world around us. We challenged ourselves to see if we could become more involved internationally with being just a small part…

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Apr 11 2008

The Perfect Gift

And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. – Luke 21:1-2 (NKJV)
The Perfect Gift — Generally Speaking
The perfect gift comes from the heart. Love drives us to it, and despite the fact it might mean sacrifice, love…

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