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What keeps Juli involved with serving children in poverty? Not an organization, paperwork or activities. It’s children.

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Born into a poor family of six children, Pradip is a Leadership Development Program student from one of East India’s rural villages. He has a heart to serve the poor.

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Jun 2 2013

What Defines Success?

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Leadership Development Program students, Lois Nangudi and Abbel Joseph are recent graduates from Moody Bible Institute. In this chapel service Lois and Abbel share their personal stories and what they believe defines success.

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Alejandro and Nixon are cousins who have also been friends most of their lives growing up in El Salvador. They are “first cousins,” a term that, in their culture and language, means a close relationship and is literally translated “cousin-brothers.”

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It’s 5 a.m., in the midst of complete darkness, and members of the Pentecostal Church of God in Batey Magdalena are gathered in one of the dusty streets of this sugarcane-cutting community. Worshiping the Lord, they pray for spiritual healing for their people.
Claudio, now a civil engineering graduate through our Leadership Development Program, is…

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Lamphun boasts of its beautiful Buddhist temples where pilgrims come to offer merits. It is a paradox, however, that the moral ethics of Buddhism have not contributed much to improving the social decadence of the province.

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Indian student Maggie nurses her father. She feeds him, dresses him and washes him. Not so long ago, her father systematically abused her.

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The physical needs sponsors meet on a monthly basis are undeniable, but it’s only the beginning. Sponsors have the ability to not only meet the basic needs of their sponsored child but to be a catalyst in the transformation of his or her life.

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For many years Godfrey saw unsponsored children clinging on the child development center’s fence around mealtimes in hopes of getting food. This image is part of his driving force for speaking at Compassion events.

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God never abandons his children. He is never late, but He is never early either. Rather, He is ALWAYS there.

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Carlo’s parents knew right away that he was meant for greatness since he was born with two healthy legs. Both Carlo’s mother and father have polio.

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Every year, teams of students in our Leadership Development Program, spend at least ten days in remote villages of Uganda, serving the local people in those communities. They participate in projects such as home shelter construction, build latrines for child development centers, rehabilitate roads or clean village water sources.

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

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about-jesus

Nothing makes sense, everything is pointless, if it is not all about Jesus.

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Leadership Development Program students followed Jesus’ footsteps, entering a deep jungle near the Thailand-Burma border to minister to the children and adults living in Sao-Hin.

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Oct 29 2012

Who Is an Orphan?

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How exactly do we define orphan? As we follow Nelson’s journey, we will see multiple definitions of this oft-misunderstood term.

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The people who suffer the most from extreme poverty are children. These children are the reason why we need to speak up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.

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We can’t really call ourselves a “call center” any more. Why? Because these days we do much, MUCH more than just take calls.

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Franz in BO

Who would have imagined a boy from a small, agricultural community in southern Cochabamba would become an important member of the Bolivian president’s Cabinet?

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Aug 5 2012

God’s Hand in Our Lives

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A few of our Leadership Development Program graduates share about how God has been working in their lives.

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Estrika is a Leadership Development Program graduate in Indonesia who is passionate about small business and causes that benefit humanity.

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Traveling with a medical missions team in Haiti, ministry advocate Juli Jarvis expected to have very little involvement with our ministry. She was pleasantly surprised, however, to experience the opposite.

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Rowel kept telling himself, “I’m going to be rich someday, and when I grow up I am going to show everyone in my neighborhood, especially my father, that I am good for something.”

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Not everyone experiences the developing world in the same way. How is your heart stirred for those who live in a developing country?

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Mt. Kilimanjaro ascent day was epic, to say the least. It was like Ben Hur, The Odyssey and Lord of the Rings all rolled into one.

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