They Shall Not Want

It is OK to feel forsaken. If David, Job, and Jesus did, it’s not a sin.

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Easter in Kenya

It’s dawn in the village of Burendwa, western Kenya. On a chilly Sunday morning, children wake up anxiously as they wait for their mothers to prepare breakfast. Sebastian rubs his eyes and rises from his bed. It’s Easter Sunday and all children, […]

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What’s So Important About Being First Anyway?

For four days we hiked up Mt. Kilimanjaro, experiencing breathtaking scenery and great camaraderie along the way. Up to this point, the ever-increasing altitude was not a problem. But would we make it to the summit?

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A Sponsor’s Letter Inspires a Child’s Dream

In a community where the size of land, number of children and herds of cattle define one’s worth, Suyianga’s family is considered among the lowliest in the community. But today Suyianga is more confident about himself as a result of the encouraging letters he receives from his sponsor.

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Ministry Highlight: Kenya

We began our ministry in Kenya in 1980, with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2001, we started the Leadership Development Program began, and the Child Survival Program followed in 2004.

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One Step Forward: Replacing Adversity with Creativity

In the midst of post election violence in Kenya one entire church was burned down. We lost all of our paperwork and child documentation — nothing was left.

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“Lord, If You Had Come Earlier”

Jesus is quick to remind us and to demonstrate that it is never too late for God.

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Where Is Gratitude in the Midst of Death?

How do you give thanks in the midst of overwhelming grief?

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Poverty Changed My Life

Compassion UK Advocate Martyn Legg was in a highly pressurized work environment, living with big demands and no room to back off. He and his wife Heather visited Kenya on an Advocate’s trip for ten days – ten days that changed their lives.

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Creating Sustenance in a Thirsty Land

Our staff saw an opportunity where many did not, and went all-out to prove that something good could come from thirsty soil.

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Are You Ignoring Their Prayer Requests?

My sponsored child asks me to pray for his studies and please pray for rain for the crops. I toss the letter on the couch and move on with my day. I’ve read it all before and as a city girl the request for rain means little to me.

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