Compassion Ecuador staff and church partners are still working tirelessly to assess the full extent of the situation and damage of the April 16 earthquake. The immediate and long term needs are still great.Continue Reading ›
Over 13,000 Compassion-assisted Children live within a 30-mile radius of the epicenter of the devastating earthquake that struck Ecuador on Saturday night. The Compassion Ecuador staff and the staff of our local church partners are mobilizing to assess the needs of the children, families and communities we serve.Continue Reading ›
These few pictures from our moments with these children and their families in Ecuador don’t do it justice. Their emotions were raw and filled with such optimism and hope. A hope given to each of them in the words and truth found in your written words.
The power of touch is not lost in Jesus’ ministry. While I believe Jesus could have healed people without touching them, I think those who were healed connected with Jesus and his body in a way they wouldn’t have had he not extended his hand.
Take a dive into the who, what, where, when, how, why of Compassion Bloggers Trips. And learn how to follow us on our trip to Ecuador this weekend with a reveal our our newest social media channel!
We’re committed to taking this pilgrimage to show you the beauty and poverty of Ecuador. We go to see, to know, to touch, to understand – with an openness of heart and mind – the shared journey we all have as children of God.
When you face Jesus, in the longing eyes of the poor and powerless, it begins a hunger deep inside. A hunger to be filled up by the pouring out of yourself.
Serendipity, happenstance, chance meeting, fate, it was meant to be — a wholly unique moment when you meet someone so special that you just know something bigger is at work. You’re so astonished at how it came to be that you start analyzing every little detail and decision that culminated to bringing this person into your life. You begin saying things like, “If only I had done this or that, then we never would have met. What are the odds?”
What does poverty mean to the poor? What does poverty mean to you? What does poverty mean to God?
We went, seven Compassion sponsors, flush with excitement, filled with the desire to help, hearts ready to connect. We went to Gladys’ modest home to learn about her world. We went with the best of intentions. And then we broke her bed.