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Sep 17 2010

Heroes Wanted

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Poverty is a relentless enemy. It attacks the body. It attacks the mind. It attacks the spirit. It tells children in poverty, “God doesn’t care. You deserve this.”

But what if there was another voice speaking to them.

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What three things do you wish someone had told you when you first began sponsoring a child? What three things do you wish you understood about our child sponsorship program?

We asked numerous employees throughout our organization the same questions, but with a twist. We asked them to share the three things they thought you should…

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As soon as I completed my Advocate training, my first thought was to host a Compassion Sunday at my church. I was on fire, passionate, and thought that was the obvious next step. I was wrong.

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When you put a Mentos mint into a bottle of soda it explodes like a volcano, just like an explosive phenomenon taking place all over the country on behalf of children in poverty. In both cases this explosive phenomenon is about multiplication.

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I’m a cynic. And I’m a contrarian. When the pop-culture collective is doing something, I usually don’t want any part of it. By staying aloof, I nourish my emotionally wounded soul on a diet rich in the fat of condescension. That’s how I feed my deflated sense of self. That’s how I roll.
Although I’m…

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Jesus is traveling with a crowd, teaching as He walks. A blind man sitting by the road hears the passing commotion and asks what is going on. When he learns that Jesus of Nazareth is near, he calls out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Several times the man calls out, even…

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You know the scene in any coming-of-age movie when a teenage girl is about to go to her first dance and she appears at the top of the stairs and her parent (usually a widowed father) stands there with tears in his eyes and a huge lump in his throat, totally entranced by his daughter’s…

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For every 100,000 views this video gets, Dude Perfect will sponsor a child. It’s all explained at

You can also watch this Dude Perfect video, along with Dude Perfect’s other amazing videos, on YouTube.

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People often ask me what my favorite part of my job is. For me, the answer is easy: the people I get to meet and know around the world. There are people working for Compassion with such heart and passion and such incredible stories of their own. Henry Guarin is one of those people.

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Apr 30 2009

Feed My Lambs

We all know that on the night Jesus was arrested, Peter denied knowing Him, three times. But thankfully, Peter’s story does not end there.
In John 21, following His resurrection, Jesus asked Peter, three times, “Do you love me?” And each time Peter responded, Jesus called him to ministry: “Feed my sheep.”
Like Peter, I…

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Apr 20 2009

Become a Child Advocate

“Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” —  Proverbs 31:9 (NIV)
In the movie Pearl Harbor, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle surveys a group of pilots who have stepped forward to go on a dangerous mission. In response to another officer’s concern about the mission, Doolittle determinedly says, “There’s nothing stronger…

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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…

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Visit to connect with sponsors from your area or who sponsor a child in the same development center as your child.

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Mar 5 2009

And the Winners Are

It’s been awhile … a looong while … since we last talked about winning a free trip by finding sponsors for children in poverty. Here is what happened since then.
143 people ordered a total of 1,633 child packets, and more than 50 of you successfully found a sponsor for at least one child. Many of…

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Feb 9 2009

Today Is My Birthday

Yesterday was our birthday, and “Today Is My Birthday” … so says our newest widget.
The “Today Is My Birthday” featured child widget is now available for you to use on your blog or MySpace profile. It’s not available for Facebook, but we do have a featured child widget you can use there.
The “Today Is My…

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I sponsor a child in poverty because . . .

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It was Christmas morning, and I lay impatiently in my bed awaiting the sound of my parents stirring downstairs. We’ve never been the kind of family that wakes up and rushes to the living room to tear into the gifts before we have properly washed the “eye boogers” out of our eyes (disgusting I know, but…

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This post was originally published November 28, but some things have changed.
You have until December 21 to order your child packets, and until January 30, 2009 to mail in your completed sponsorship forms.

If you’re reading this, you’re most likely already transforming lives with us. Or you’re curious about what we do and how we…

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Sep 17 2008

Returning Grace

Story by Barb Liggett, Global Strategy Office Intern

When those with nothing are given enough, they will give back to those who have nothing. This is a foundational belief of Compassion as an organization, and nowhere does it resonate deeper than in South Korea, which is unique as a partner country because of its former status…

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Need help deciding where to sponsor a child?
Are you curious to see if you’re sponsoring a child in the “right” place?
Do you prefer tamales and red sauce or curry and rice?
Is your cruise of choice, boating on Lake Victoria or sailing down the Amazon River?
Are you more concerned about children experiencing drought…

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If you’re new here, our CEO, Wess Stafford, didn’t write this post, but he did answer the question. We recorded his answer and transcribed it for your reading pleasure.
Read all the posts in the Wess Speaks series.

What are the first names of the children you sponsor, and what countries? Any special stories you like…

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May 28 2008

A Little Can Mean a Lot

Our SpotLINK guest contributor today is A. She currently serves as a worship leader and choir director. She blogs at Be Thou My Vision and co-maintains Women in Worship, a site connecting Christian women who are passionate about worshiping and serving God through music and the arts.
I remember when I first felt God leading me…

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Blogging gets children in poverty sponsored.
Here’s da proof that blogging works.

Be Thou My Vision
429 children sponsored as a result of the Uganda blog trip.

And here’s da rebuttal.
The Search Kindly “Money Thermometer” shows that only $203 has been raised for Compassion this month.
Using highly complex advanced math skills that bend the imagination as well…

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May 10 2008

2008 Compassion Sunday Update

Be forewarned. What follows is pure rah-rah. It showed up in employee inboxes … from MARKETING. It’s just a small glimpse into the response Compassion Sunday 2008 has received so far.
We’re at over 9,700 children sponsored. Our goal is 22,000. It’s not too late to host your own event.
“Austin Bluffs Evangelical Free Church…

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Apr 30 2008

The Ripples of Child Sponsorship

Corey with the kids

“What can I do in the face of such hugeness?” we wonder. “What good would my pebble do in such a vast sea of suffering?” But here’s the amazing thing about pebbles dropped in the water — they create ripples.

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