In extreme poverty, the basic human longing to be loved is often trumped by the need to survive. Enter the local Compassion program staff.
They were selected for our program when they were young, they were sponsored, they successfully graduated…and now, they are fulfilled and responsible adults. Watch this candid conversation with a few alumni as they reflect on their shared experiences growing up around the world.
I have struggled with trying to figure out how to use the gifts God has given me to do the work God wants me to do, which is is how the seed of making a difference was planted for me and has now sprouted into a company: ResQrags.
“Honestly, I used to go to the center to get away from my house. I didn’t want to be at home because I always had to do something, and if I had free time my father always took me to work.” – Josue
The Pastors Discipleship Network (PDN) is an initiative begun by Leadership Development Program graduate and Moody Bible Institute scholar Richmond Wandera. It exists: “to train and equip local pastors in Africa with basic study tools for accurately interpreting God’s Word through monthly seminars, accountability relationships, and the provision of study resources.”
St. Andrews Child Development Center has raised several leaders, pastors and government workers across the nation. The center is located at Srivalliputhur, Virudhunagar District, on the southern tip of India, and is sowing the seeds of the urgent need for social welfare in the young minds of the area. The man behind the success…
Listen in on Tony, Richmond, Michelle and Jimmy as they share their perspective on what works with the Leadership Development Program and how it can be improved.
You can also view the Leadership Development Program video on YouTube.
Tony, Michelle, Richmond and Jimmy talk about what they will be doing after they graduate from Moody Bible Institute and share some ways that you can pray for them.
You can also view the Life After Graduation video on Vimeo.
How difficult is it for the Moody scholars to transition between the poverty of their homes and life in the U.S.?
You can also view the Living in Two Worlds video on YouTube.
Another clip from our video interview with the Moody Bible Institute scholars.
After watching it, will you sponsor a Leadership Development Program student? You can do so by yourself, but you can also do it as a group, with family, friends, co-workers, your small group, etc.
You can also view the Growing Up in Poverty video…
Clip two from our video interview with the Moody Bible Institute scholars.
In this clip, Tony explains how Leadership Development Program students are missionaries to their classmates.
You can also view the Student Missionaries video on YouTube.
In late July we interviewed our Moody Bible Institute scholarship recipients using questions you submitted here. We filmed the interview and will be sharing clips from the session with you over the next few weeks.
In this first clip, which is just over 13 minutes long, you’ll get to see how Richmond, Tony, Michelle and…
As I write this, there are tears splattered on my keyboard and mascara smeared on my cheeks. I’m not much of a crier, perhaps being desensitized as a result of reading painful stories every day. But this video of Jimmy Wambua meeting his sponsor has made me cry like a baby.
The reason why…
Recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to have one of the Leadership Development Program Moody scholars stay with us. You’ve met Richmond, Michelle and Tony. Well, “Jimmy from Kenya,” as he likes to call himself, is our newest scholarship recipient.
With Jimmy from Kenya (a.k.a. Jimmy Wambua) as a house guest, we were…
Development is what Compassion is about. We don’t want to give a handout; we want to do the things that will truly help a child become a self-sustaining, responsible adult.
Excellence is answering God’s call to the best of our abilities with the gifts and resources He has given us. It is carrying out God’s work with an attitude of enjoyment.
Thanks to the Leadership Development Program (LDP), Talita is living in the best moment of her life, not only professionally, but also spiritually. Her…
It is 6 a.m. in Honduras and Rosa’s mother has already left to work at a local restaurant. Rosa wakes up and starts her chores around the house.
Rosa’s daily workday begins with making the first round of tortillas to sell, followed by tending to her personal hygiene, the house cleaning, preparing the meals,…
In March 2007, Ana Cláudia, the youngest child of five siblings, got the approval of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) committee and started her path toward a bright future. She was part of a selected team of young people who overcame their circumstances during their child sponsorship period. The 20-year-old young lady faced a…
Leadership Development Program graduate Michelle Tolentino talks about the value and meaning of Compassion’s programs in her life.
Do you remember Richmond? He’s one of the Wess Stafford-Moody Bible Institute Scholarship recipients Celina told you about.
Do you have 21 minutes? If so, you’ll be hard-pressed not to be impressed by this humble man.
Greg Nettle, senior pastor of Rivertree Christian Church, conducts the interview.
You can also view this Richmond Wandera video on…
It’s happening again! In 2009, three more Leadership Development Program grads will be able to begin studying at Moody Bible Institute, with full-ride scholarships.
I anticipate having the list of finalists in March, and hope to have our new students in Colorado Springs in August.
Please pray for everyone involved in this program as we move…
The Leadership Academy in Guatemala was implemented in 2005 for the first time to prepare students to enter the Leadership Development Program and find good candidates for the program.
The idea consisted of a leveling up camp called ‘Leadership Academy.’ Guatemala learned from the Dominican Republic’s experience … We adjusted their idea to our country’s needs…
Hey! Remember me?
Well, I just wanted to share another quick story about what it is like to work with the Leadership Development Program (LDP) grads.
Something that I have learned in my job is that I’m not necessarily supposed to meet every need but to find people who can. In that way, I serve…
Recently, a great privilege and opportunity came my way. As it goes in the workplace, something happens or someone leaves, and all of a sudden you find out you have a new project on your hands.
My project was the first-ever Wess Stafford Moody Bible Institute scholarship that was awarded to three of our…
Why do we do the things we do? You and I.
Why bother getting that advanced degree? Just for the credentials?
Why eat the whole pint of Ben and Jerry’s ONE Cheesecake Brownie when 500 calories of poverty fighting creaminess would be good enough? Why buy the pint to begin with?