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language of love

What is the language of love? Is it French (ooo la la!)? Spanish? And, how do we express love to our sponsored child when there is a language barrier?

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Judah’s funny, full of life, joyful and silly. And you are going to fall in love with him — guaranteed!

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Mar 8 2014

Called to Love

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In this chapel message, Mark Yeadon, Senior Vice President of International Program, unpacks the meaning of Christlike love and how we can learn to love the way Jesus commanded.

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This month, the Second Friday Letter Writing theme is love (and Valentine’s Day). We would love for you to join us in finding some great items to send to our sponsored children.

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May love drive away the darkness and paint a bright future into the souls of these children. May our hearts be torn apart and filled by the peace overflowing in the laughter of these lives.

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Why do we bother stepping out in faith at all? One simple, yet important reason, because we love God our Father.

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Sep 5 2012

An Action of Love

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As the woman shared her tragedy through her tears, the implementer handed her the plastic bag that was in her hand. Inside was a chicken, ready to be cooked.

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Pray that your sponsored child would love peace and reject useless quarreling. Pray that they would become peace makers in their community.

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Aug 9 2012

Where Is the Love?

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It is true that Christ did plenty of rebuking; however, the people He rebuked were using religion to abuse and hurt others. Are Christians today that much different?

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The hope of the world lies in things that perish — a better job, a higher income, a bigger car, a larger house. In contrast, the hope that God offers us is divine and eternal.

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Jun 15 2012

Do I Really Trust?

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God is completely trustworthy and always good. And no matter what our circumstances, we can trust Him.

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learning the bible

Pray that your sponsored child would learn to cling to God’s Word and treasure its words as their comfort and treasure.

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Although our sponsored children don’t have access to many material resources, they have access to the immeasurable love of Christ! Pray that your sponsored child would live a life of love — committed to the love of their Lord and the love of others around them.

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May 4 2012

Endless Love

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“Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name” is not just about the poverty of finances or knowledge, but the poverty of love and care that our children lack most.

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Apr 22 2012

Why Do We Do What We Do?

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Why do you do what you do and how do you explain the “whys” to others in your life?

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Today — World Water Day — it’s necessary to remember that water is life.

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Kim assumed that our ministry would change her perspective as an adult, but wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to her children. After becoming a sponsor, she has seen first-hand six ways child sponsorship has changed the lives of her 6 and 2-year-olds.

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In A Place At The Table, author Chris Seay proposes that we spend 40 days in a fast with a unique twist: eat what our sponsored child eats. And in the process, recapture gratitude and a sense of solidarity with the poor.

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Be challenged today to extend grace to someone. Don’t just pray. Do something. It can be the difference between life and death for a hurting soul.

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As Christians, if we truly love one another as Jesus says we ought, then we need to be willing to pursue loving confrontation and be willing to humbly accept correction.

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Feb 15 2012

Lead with Love

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It is very easy for leaders to see people’s strengths through love. Love even makes it easier to correct or discipline the people you lead.

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Refugee children with bowls of porridge.

One young boy came the child development center every day to have something to eat. It was quickly discovered though that he was seeking something more.

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A sacrificing love still touches the spirit, heart, and soul of each one of us who is God’s unique, beloved creation.

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If you will love God with your whole heart and trust fully in Him, He will direct you. He wants to use your gifts and experiences to accomplish His perfect plan for your life. Where will loving God lead you?

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Jan 2 2012

Just Love Me

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“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.” — Matthew 22:37–38 (NIV)

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