Poverty Tourism vs. Pilgrimage

In its worst expression, poverty tourism is not just the exploitation of one group — the poor — it is the exploitation of two groups, those visited and those visiting.

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He Leaped into My Arms and My Heart Was Gone

There was something about this boy that Katy just couldn’t shake. How could she connect with a child when she didn’t even know his name?

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I Cancelled My Sponsorship

The problem with “the burn” Brianne experienced from all the social injustice hype in college was that she only let it burn her, not brand her.

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Three Things You Should Know About Compassion Adolescents

Speak into the lives of older children and teenagers. It could make all the difference.

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Three Unexpected Surprises

A trip to Haiti held three surprises for a sponsor-Advocate that will remain in her heart and memory forever.

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A Heart Deeply Stirred

Not everyone experiences the developing world in the same way. How is your heart stirred for those who live in a developing country?

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The Journey Back to Haiti

Life sometimes has a way of taking us back to the beginning, back to our roots, to the very thing that motivated us in the first place. One sponsor is going back to Haiti, where her journey with Compassion began.

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You Are Not Helpless, You Are Empowered

One of Satan’s favorite tactics is to make you feel impotent. To get you to believe that no matter what you do, it won’t make a difference.

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Focusing on the Leadership Development Program

See the photo? The one at the top of the page. It was done by one of you. Eric Chapman (aka chappyphoto) took it. He’s a friend we met by way of our Flickr group. We liked his photos so much we asked if we could use one in our blog header. Then […]

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