How Is My Money Used Each Month?

$38 a month. That’s how much it costs to sponsor a child through Compassion, which is more than the price of sponsorship at other organizations. The difference sometimes leads to questions such as: What does my child get each month for $38?”, and “Where is the money going that isn’t going to the children?”.

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Child Development and Community Development: Is One Better Than the Other?

How we go about fighting extreme poverty contrasts with how other organizations work toward the same goal. We fight poverty personally; whereas, many organizations fight communally.

I don’t mean that other organizations aren’t personally invested or committed to eliminating extreme poverty. I mean that a child focused, child development approach to fighting poverty is distinctly different than a broader community development approach.

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Your Sponsored Child’s Most Prized Possession

Here’s a photographic look at what some children around the world consider their most prized possessions. And it’s not their toys.

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The Importance of Names

Names are important. They have power. They define us. They’re more than a bunch of letters grouped together to sound pleasant to the ear. Names are more than a convenience allowing us to talk to each other. Names are a gift from God. They contain His power. They define things. They define us.

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What Does Poverty Mean?

What does poverty mean to the poor? What does poverty mean to you? What does poverty mean to God?

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4,255 Sponsored Children During Blog Month 2013

Your participation and support of blog month helped offer hope and opportunity to thousands of children living in extreme poverty. And on their behalf we are grateful. Thank you.

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The Key to Ending Poverty is Hope

The key to ending poverty resides in the capacity of human beings—and their view of their own capacity—to facilitate positive change.

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Three Things About One Word: Silence

Silence speaks. To everyone and for everyone. Silence cannot remain intact. It is always broken. Silence requires effort. It’s deliberate action or inaction.

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The Definition of Beauty

God has made everything beautiful. And this is beauty as defined by God.

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Just a Minute Book Giveaway

I have a few books in my cubicle at work. 50 to be exact. All copies of Just a Minute. And I want to give them to you.

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My Sponsored Child Pinterest Contest

Ten separate sponsors will win a $25 gift for their sponsored child. Five separate sponsors will win a $100 gift for their sponsored child’s family.

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Where Do You Want to Go? The Compassion Blog “Rethunk”

This blog post has one purpose: to refine the vision for the Compassion blog. That might mean we simply affirm what the blog’s purpose has been for the last few years. Or it might mean we come up with something new. Either way, now is the time to tell us what we should focus on.

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