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Jun 14 2008

A Smart Risk

Shaun Groves wrote this post. It’s been approved by the powers-that-be.
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Be careful going around having ideas and talking about them. You might just get put to work. That’s what happened to me.
About a year ago, I think it was, I started talking to the folks at Compassion about a crazy new idea. I…

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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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Feb 22 2008

Lives Transformed

One of the most impactful things I observed during our trip to Uganda was the profound difference between the children in a Compassion child sponsorship program compared to other children. Compassion-assisted children are connected with a loving, church-based program that provides:

educational opportunities
health care and supplemental nutrition
opportunities for safe recreation
opportunities to learn about important life skills

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So when you think Compassion International, the first thing you think is “technology” right?
What?!? You don’t?
Me neither. When I think of Compassion, I think of the three wonderful children my wife and I sponsor. I think about the first time I met Ana Maria, our little girl from the Dominican Republic. I think about the…

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You want to know what’s going on Uganda, and our intrepid bloggers have a few questions for you too.

How many pairs of shoes do you have?
What is Ugandan for toy?
What’s going on here?
When’s the last time you spent $9?
What day is it?
Do you know what it means to adopt?
What is your dream for your children?
Have you…

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All is not lost.
Photos can be found at Flickr, and videos can be viewed at YouTube; although, Internet access in Uganda is slow and intermittent which is affecting what can be uploaded for the time being. For now, you can feast on the stories the bloggers feed you through Google Reader or you can visit their blogs directly.
Won’t you join me…

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We arrived at the airport in Entebbe Uganda at approximately 11:00 p.m. Uganda time yesterday. We are thankful for the following:

a safe journey
all of our flights were generally on schedule and no flights were missed
all of our luggage arrived at its intended destination
good Christian travel companions
a friendly and helpful Compassion Uganda staff to meet us at the airport

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Feb 10 2008

Uganda Blog Trip

I’m writing from the Columbus, Ohio, airport waiting to begin my trip with 14 other Christian bloggers to see Compassion’s ministry to children in need in Uganda. We will combine the power of our blogs to educate and inform within our circles of influence about the impoverished children in this country. Check out the list…

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Did you know that February is Compassion Blog Month? We’re encouraging you to blog about your Compassion experience and link to If you do, we’ll send the first 500 people who sign up a free Compassion scrapbook!
My prayer is that we will have more than 500 people adding a link from their blog, MySpace,…

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I shouldn’t say travel with “us” to Uganda, because I’m not going. The “us” I mean is Compassion. Compassion is going.
Travel With Compassion to Uganda. Grab this great widget for your blog, MySpace page, Facebook profile, etc., and follow along with the folks who are actually going, as they get a firsthand taste of Compassion’s…

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