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The 4/14 Window Global Initiative is a group dedicated to raising the global Church’s awareness about the significance of reaching children in this strategic time frame. They have called for this day of fasting and prayer so children worldwide have an opportunity to experience the life-transforming hope of Christ.

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The 4/14 Window represents children between the ages of 4 and 14. Worldwide, there are 1.2 billion of these children needing to hear about Jesus and how much he cares for them.

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Jul 3 2008

I Hope

In my ongoing personal effort to not just blow by the Day of Prayer and Fasting for the millions affected by the global food crisis and get on with life, I have committed to doing a few things that maybe some of you would like to try too!

First of all, I have been trying…

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My name is Lisa Miles, and I have been a sponsor with Compassion for two years. My husband and I sponsor a 9-year-old boy in Ethiopia, and we have a correspondence child who is 17, also from Ethiopia.
I am not a Compassion exec or even a Compassion advocate (yet!), I was never a sponsored…

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Jul 2 2008


Isn’t it amazing how quickly time flies? Life moves past us with lightning speed. One big event after another appears on our calendars. We watch them approach, and when they arrive we mark them off. Then we’re on to the next big thing.
Within our families, it’s stuff like weddings and birthdays and soccer tournaments.…

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A co-worker of mine, Candace Perry, broadcast the following note to her Facebook friends Tuesday night. It’s striking.

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 when I see a sad sight before my eyes.
A girl, probably about 12 years old,…

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Thank you to everyone who has made the commitment to fast and pray with us today. We’re nearly 6,000 strong.
Thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word about the day of fasting and prayer and about the global food crisis.
Thank you to everyone who has donated money to the Global Food Crisis…

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Jun 19 2008

Fasting and Prayer

I have been fighting poverty for more than 30 years and throughout that time I have never seen the potential for devastation that I see in the current global food crisis. I know it’s difficult to imagine that something like rising food costs could be so destructive. It’s not as if hunger rumbles like…

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June 25 is a day of fasting and prayer at Compassion. We’re fasting and praying for the children we sponsor, for their families and for our local staff and church partners in the developing world. We’re fasting and praying because the global food crisis is devastating many of their lives.

The price for rice, beans, corn…

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