Divine Appointments

Going through the adoption papers for her son, Tracy remembered Wess Stafford’s words, “Nothing thwarts the efforts of Satan to destroy little lives more than a caring adult’s timely intervention to build up their self-worth and assurance of being loved.”

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A Candle in the Darkness

This month’s Christianity Today cover story is Wess telling his story of childhood abuse and deliverance in a West Africa boarding school. The houseparent had marched me to the school’s dining hall, dragged a metal chair across the concrete […]

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Too Small To Ignore

“I learned in my childhood in Africa that a child may be born in poverty but poverty is never born in a child. The worst aspects of poverty are not the deplorable outward conditions, but rather the erosion and eventual destruction of hope and therefore […]

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A Holy Job Description

There are a lot of things I love about working for Compassion. In fact, I’m going on eight years here, which is practically unheard of for my generation. (I’m a twenty-something.) But I’ve not stuck around this long by accident.  I was reminded […]

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