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Jun 18 2012

Divine Appointments

Artwork by sponsored child in Guatemala

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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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 floor, and slammed it down in front of my schoolmates. He threw me up on the…

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“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 dreams.”
Too Small To Ignore
Dr. Wess Stafford
Now that is an intense…

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“The opposite of poverty is enough.”
Have you heard us say this before?
Answer first, before reading on.

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We recently gave you the opportunity ask our president, Wess Stafford, any questions you like. We’re publishing his transcribed answers one day at a time. Here’s the background skinny.

How do you balance your priorities between a “job” that is way more than a job and your family? (Amar Rama)
I’d love to hear how Wess navigates…

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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 this morning of one of the reasons I love this ministry. Every Wednesday…

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