Can Anything Good Come Out of a Slum?

My biggest fear in life is not reaching my God-given potential. And for the first 20 years of my life, I found myself being increasingly shaped by worldly values. That is, until I came face to face with Jesus! Since then my Creator and Saviour has been […]

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Children and Poverty: Do They Mix?

As a kid, did you ever daydream about venturing into the slums of Kolkata? I know a gutsy 14-year-old who did … who ventured into extreme poverty. But that’s for later. I, Irene, grew up in a sheltered, middle-class family. Whilst I didn’t […]

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The End of Starvation?

Since the FAST for FOOD campaign began, some of my colleagues who have been on a coffee fast mentioned coffee every day. But the important thing is this — they honored their commitment! Nevertheless, they eagerly counted down the days . . . I […]

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A Coffee Fast

A few of my colleagues here at Compassion Australia decided to give up coffee this month. Why? We are all participating in a month-long campaign called FAST for FOOD. If you drink at least a cup of coffee a day, the thought of fasting from coffee is […]

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Love in Action

Whoa, writing my last blog post (Getting 10,000 Children Sponsored in 10 Days) has been one of the most rewarding experiences ever. One of my friends actually sponsored a child after reading the post. I’m ecstatic! It’s wonderful to know I’ve […]

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Getting 10,000 Children Sponsored in 10 Days

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 […]

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