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Some of the places where sponsored children live are rife with corruption. Pray that your sponsored child would reject corruption and would be examples of honesty and integrity in their community.

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Integrity is not common.

“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – Matthew 7:14, NIV

To live with integrity means:

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Warning: This post may be bit uncomfortable…
Before I sponsored my first child back in college, I had a lot of questions:

Where is all my money going?
Will this child actually know about me?
Is she really the one writing these letters?
Does she really need my money?

Wow! Those questions are somewhat embarrassing to write out, but I…

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Nov 17 2008

So Human Blog Contest

Okay, y’all. The paint is barely dry on our first blog contest (which Juli Jarvis won) which means it must be time for our second contest. This time we’ve asked Tim Glenn to pony up the prize.
You may know Tim for his thought-provoking posts. But do you know that he is also a…

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Integrity is another one of our core values. But what does that mean? What is integrity?
“Integrity means doing the same thing whether people are with you or whether you are alone.” – Ed Anderson, senior vice president and chief financial officer
Integrity doesn’t just apply to big decisions. It also applies to your small decisions.…

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Have you noticed the “international” component of who we are? Compassion International.
Part of that internationality is that we work in 24 countries throughout the developing world … uh, 25 countries (you know about Togo, right?)
And the other part of that internationality is that there are 11 countries that form Compassion’s Global Partner Alliance. These…

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We recently gave you the opportunity ask our CEO, Wess, any questions you like. We’re publishing his answers one day at a time.

How does it feel to be making such a large salary? Do you feel like it would benefit more children in poverty if you were to take a cut in pay…

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In his book The New Friars, Scott A. Bessenecker tells a story of living in and serving a garbage community in Cairo with his family and some college students. After a month, “what at first was repulsive — rotting garbage piled everywhere, animals feeding off the trash, mothers climbing rubbish mountains with their babies…

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I don’t think it’s possible to be authentic without being transparent.
By consciously withholding something or avoiding a subject because I fear a reaction – anger, rejection, judgment, etc., I’m not being authentic. I’m being manipulative.
Choosing what to share and what not to share is lying by omission, and it’s not being transparent or authentic.

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