Jeyson is a 15-year-old living in Ecuador. He’d like to share what a day in his life looks like.
What is life like for a school-age girl like Ingrid living in Colombia?
Although Jessica had always been among the top students in her class, she had no option but to become a street vendor after finishing high school. Today, she is a Public Prosecutor.
Sami Cone’s children wanted to be a part of a sponsored child’s life, but not just any child, a child their age that they could start to relate to on at least some level. They wanted to feel like they were making a difference. They wanted to learn how to put feet to their faith.
If you have a sponsored child in Brazil, or even if you don’t, Cachorro Quente aka Brazilian Hot Dogs is a fun recipe to try.
Despite a tumultuous history with candy-making, Amber decided to give making Beijinho de Coco (coconut kisses) a try.
There is a lot of commercialism that comes this time of year and few people talk about Jesus, His sacrifice on the cross, and His resurrection.
Adriano is 30 years old and began his career as a third-generation fisherman when he was 15. The way he holds the net, and the way he moves along the beach toward his jangada (a kind of fishing boat), shows he is a man who knows the ocean intimately.
I am happy to serve our Lord through the ministry in Brazil for more than five years. During this time, we have faced and overcome many challenges and obstacles.
I have had the opportunity to witness God’s action in each situation faced. I confess there were times when the adversity seemed that it would stop…
Seen from afar, Carnival in Brazil is truly beautiful, and it’s possible to understand why tourists from around the world come. But if you look closer, you will see another scenario.
May Katerin’s testimony serve as a reminder for us that even the simple things we do can have eternal significance.
Seeing how hard poverty hits those who have the least can rob you of peace. Does fear ever stop you from doing something?
The person in charge of taking child photos has a challenging task. Imagine shepherding 30 active children while trying to take pictures for their sponsorship packets!
To kick off the Amazing Compassion Culinary Adventure series, I chose Moqueca de Peixe, a Brazilian fish stew recipe shared with us by Liv Almeida Nunes Ribeiro Dias, a Program Implementation Assistant with Compassion Brazil.
Chronic malnutrition is the most dramatic manifestation of the deep social and economic problems accumulated throughout Bolivian history. Chronic malnutrition remains an unsolved public health problem.
A boy becomes a man when he understands and consistently demonstrates through humble surrender to God that the Lord’s strength abounds in human frailty.
What does poverty mean to the poor? What does poverty mean to you? What does poverty mean to God?
George was teaching the bible and some people came and poured gasoline on him. He kept preaching. They told him to stop or they would light a match. He kept preaching.
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.
Barring something totally unexpected, Sophie will never witness the harvest of the seeds she planted in Ecuador. But, she is no less invested in the outcome just because she may not see it in person.
From Nov. 8 to Nov. 12, 2011 you will get a glimpse of what it is like to live in Ecuador courtesy of our Compassion Bloggers.
Earlier this year, while her husband was on sabbatical in Peru, sponsor Eunice Lehmacher spent time at the Tesoros del Señor Child Development Center. In her time observing our ministry, she learned six small, but important, lessons.
We began our ministry in Ecuador in 1974, with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2002, we started the Leadership Development Program and in 2006, the Child Survival Program.
God doesn’t want me stuck, and I don’t want to be stuck either! I want to be faithful in my little piece of world, but I also want to be a part of something bigger.