What Do We Value?

Traits that we greatly value and strive to consistently demonstrate are integrity, excellence, stewardship and dignity. If you were to add a fifth trait to this list, what would it be?

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Are You a Living Testimony?

A testimonial life should bear witness for the gospel in word and deed. Will unreached people be able to testify that we are Christians who walk the talk?

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Pray for Your Sponsored Child: Honesty and Integrity

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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Living in Integrity

To walk in integrity is to proceed correctly before God and men. It is to give without expecting something in return.

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Speaking Out Against Corruption

The Leadership Development Program taught Arun a great number of things. He learned about time management, Christian discipline and social awareness. Most importantly, he learned how a Christian must respond to contemporary issues.

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Who Do You Say We Are?

Every decision we make is based on our “distinctives” — child focused, church based, Christ centered and committed to integrity. But do we actually live up to this?

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Purifying Fire: Burning Away Our Impurities

This work is imperfect because it involves people. Compassion is not program-focused (though program models are used) – it’s intensely, insanely, beautifully child-focused. And sometimes, all of the questions in your letters don’t get answered. Sometimes a child drops out of the program and you don’t get an explanation. Sometimes, you feel frustrated because you want something to work better.

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How Do We Preserve the Integrity of Our Programs?

With programs in 26 countries, many people wonder how we maintain the excellence and good stewardship of our operations around the world. In addition to annual external audits, we ensure the highest integrity in our programs through internal auditing.

Internal auditing, both in the development centers and country offices, is designed to determine how well our operations are running and to identify weaknesses that are causing goals and objectives to go unmet.

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Is Compassion a Trustworthy Organization? Are You Being Duped?

Accountability. This word has so much meaning. In this fast paced and cynical world, many people have lost trust in nonprofits. It’s actually very sad, but I understand why.

How many times have you heard about the misuse of funds hindering an organization’s effectiveness, or greed compromising decision-making and values? Regrettably, I think we all have heard it too many times.

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Actions Have Consequences

Our ability to take ownership of our actions is a necessary skill in escaping any strain of poverty – physical, emotional or spiritual. Actions have consequences. It’s something God tried to show us through Adam and Eve.

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