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May 5 2014

“I’m Not Broke”

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The lies of poverty tell a child that they are broke, unfixable and hopeless. But then there is Jesus. And Jesus tells a very different story.

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what does poverty mean

What does poverty mean to the poor? What does poverty mean to you? What does poverty mean to God?

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kelsi williamson post

Kelsi spent the last year living and working in Nairobi, Kenya, and constantly fought guilt. She felt guilty for being “different.”

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City Scenes Tegucigalpa area

As we enter the home stretch of Blog Month, you may be feeling a little low on creativity and words. Let this little exercise help get those creative juices flowing.

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Jun 21 2013

To See a Child Smile

Compassion Bloggers Nicaragua 2013 - Project 111 - Day 3

The bloggers all sit in a circle and laugh and pretend to know Spanish and laugh some more. But not Ivan. He does not smile.

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wheat-field-PD

Our pioneer ancestors scraped and sacrificed and barely got by, in many ways living a similar lifestyle to what millions of subsistence farmers still lead around the world.

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Aug 15 2012

Stronger than Me

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Trials in our lives make us strong. James 1 teaches us to be joyful whenever we face trials, because trials develop perseverance, making us mature and complete, not lacking anything.

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compassion-international-blog

This blog post has one purpose: to refine the vision for the Compassion blog. That might mean we simply affirm what the blog’s purpose has been for the last few years. Or it might mean we come up with something new. Either way, now is the time to tell us what we should focus on.

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Etagegn-and-son

Many girls from Ethiopia’s rural areas move to the cities, lured by the idea of securing well-paying jobs. Their biggest desire is to live better lives and bring themselves, as well as their families, out of poverty.

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dance-RW

Where are you, and who are you with, when you experience deep, soul-nourishing worship?

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May 9 2012

We Have Room

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Poverty is enslavement in and of itself. To break the cycles vulnerable children, child soldiers, child brides, sex slaves, etc, we must give these children a chance at a life outside of poverty.

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Family-in-IO

One family took on the challenge of living on only $2.50 a day for an entire week. They decided to rely on God for every need that surpassed the $2.50 a day.

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blog trip TZ

Our team of Compassion Bloggers will be in Tanzania next week. (May 6-11, 2012)

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may 3 OIS post BF

When it comes to poverty and wealth, everybody needs faith.

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India_Litter-in-Street

It is a true gift from God when we move past dutiful charity and come to a deep solidarity with the poor.

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kids-with-staff-CO

In our positions as priests, servants, or soldiers in the army of God, we can protect our children from the reality of violence, poverty, and abuse — if we have the presence of God with us.

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paper angels_FI

The actions of the Christian community serving the poor are what show them there is something truly different about this Jesus… something that is, in fact, life changing.

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peder eide

The obvious part for a believer is that’s what God did for us in Jesus Christ. He knew He couldn’t just say “come on over here where there is no sin. Try your best!” He knew the only way was to send His son Jesus into our world, our burning building, and rescue us from…

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aids and poverty

AIDS and poverty. Poverty and AIDS. If you care about releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name, then that means you should care about fighting AIDS.

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what is poverty

Poverty is overwhelming, frightening and debilitating, but not invincible. Poverty is a termite eating away at a child’s heart, mind and self-esteem. And poverty is a liar.

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3-children-in-Haiti

The enemy has spoken lying words to those caught in his scheme. He has told them they don’t matter. He has made them believe they are all alone in their suffering. He has deceived them into thinking their situation will never change.

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Oct 17 2011

What Is the Opposite of Poverty?

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Our ministry often refers to the “opposite of poverty.” And, you might think that we are referring to wealth. The opposite of poor is obviously rich, right?

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Vanitha_family

When 29-year-old Vanitha got married, parents from both sides were not very happy about it. When they didn’t have a place to live, she and her husband were given a cattle shed for their home.

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sarahW_husband

Three great tragedies – death, separation, poverty – all in one week. I was down for the count, lost and overwhelmed. The world was too filled with grief, and my contribution wasn’t going to make a dent in it.

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Val-Bure-and-sons

On our Compassion tours, parents often bring their teenagers but rarely their younger children. Which raises the question: When should we start teaching our kids about poverty and exposing them to the needs in the world around them?

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