One in Spirit

One In Spirit is a collection of devotionals written exclusively by Compassion staff to connect and encourage the global Compassion community. Collectively, the authors represent 41 nations from around the world, united by the power of Christ and a shared commitment to children in need.

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This is a 52-week devotional with a devotion for every weekday of the year. It is our hope that these will help to connect our global workforce and ministry supporters in a way never experienced before.

Imagine the potential spiritual growth to be gained through a coming together of like-minded Christians studying Scripture and praying in unison all year long!

Week 1

Monday – Just Love Me by Wess Stafford
Tuesday – He Shall Direct Your Paths by Wess Stafford
Wednesday – Staying Attached by Carla Hoit
Thursday – It’s Jesus! by Cuthbert Mono
Friday – The Satisfaction of Serving by Bolivia Ministry Team

Week 2

Monday – He Will Deliver Us by Samuel Bala
Tuesday – The God Over All Gods by Taylor Holmes
Wednesday – Brokenness Before God by Claudia Longorio
Thursday – In the Shadow of the Almighty by Mamitu Zellelew
Friday – Stress Relief by Jim deWeerd

Week 3

Monday – Sharing All We Have as a Response to God’s Calling by K.L. George
Tuesday – They Have Something by Carlos Escobar
Wednesday – A Spirit of Power and Love by Jessica Arce Huancacuri
Thursday – The Gift of Our Work by Angelina Dieleman
Friday – Tears by Lutufyo Ramson Kaminyoge

Week 4

Monday – God’s Will for Us by Kurt Birky
Tuesday – Miracles of God by Grignard Benyamin Tanari
Wednesday – “Lord, If You Had Come Earlier” by Joel Macharia
Thursday – Faith Test by Orfa Cerrato
Friday – Compassion Clothing by David Dahlin

Week 5

Monday – Kindness at Work by Amber VanSchooneveld
Tuesday – One and Being One by Jancy Mathew
Wednesday – Love and the Fiber Mat by Richard Muliisa
Thursday – We Need to Be Kids Again by Lucy Vasquez
Friday – His Grace: My Doorway to Compassion Ministry by Raphael Joachim Lyela

Week 6

Monday – With One Resolve by Daniel Bretscher
Tuesday – Authority that Comes from Above by Eduardo Idalgo
Wednesday – Moving the Army of God to Care for a Child by Martha Morales
Thursday – You: A Miracle Worker by Tim Glenn
Friday – The Role of an Individual by Elieshi Kisinza

Week 7

Monday – God’s Love for the World Is Personal by Handoko Ngadiman
Tuesday – Carry the Love of Jesus to the Little Ones by Issaka Kiemtore
Wednesday – Lead with Love by Agnes Hotay
Thursday – Christian Love and Confrontation by Aaron Armstrong
Friday – Actively Extend Grace by Samantha Taylor

Week 8

Monday – Think Healthy by Robert Moreno
Tuesday – From the Inside Out by Hannah Simpson
Wednesday – The Compassion Life by Paul Yao Gaglo
Thursday – The Joy of Serving by Kathie Rossback
Friday – Giving Our All by Jenny Iraola de Escalera

Week 9

Monday – Assigning Blame? We’re Done with That! by Menchit Wong
Tuesday – Speaking with One Voice by Ed Anderson
Wednesday – The Heart of the Matter by Gael Stuart Phaneuf
Thursday – Small Things that Matter to Children by Moses Mbonigaba
Friday – Leaving Traces by David Garcia

Week 10

Monday – Strengthen Your Position by Emmanuel Namurinda
Tuesday – Between Tears and Joy by Rocio Gomez
Wednesday – Put on the Full Armor, Ya’ll by Andrew Sturt
Thursday – Do Not Be Afraid by Ruwanthi Sarjeevram
Friday – In God We Trust by Guillermo Munoz

Week 11

Monday – Silence and Solitude by Erin Anderson
Tuesday – Never Give Up! Keep Praying! by Regina Silva
Wednesday – God Hears Our Prayers by Becky Hammitt
Thursday – A Fireball from God by Patrick Day
Friday – Good Things Come to Those Who Wait by Isaac Jebaseelan

Week 12

Monday – Enter In by Brandon Hackett
Tuesday – A Man of Suffering, Familiar With Pain by Mark Hanlon
Wednesday – Storms by Joseph Vidanes
Thursday – Deserts Like Eden by Patricia Medina
Friday – Encourage One Another by Jennifer Ndangizi

Week 13

Monday – Saving My Generation by Roberto Medrano
Tuesday – Sent Not Brought by Kokouvi Glakpe
Wednesday – The Time Has Come by Yolanda Rodas
Thursday – We Are That Voice by Charles E. Ngowi
Friday – The Front Lines by Lindy Wiseman

Week 14

Monday – I Will Not Leave You as Orphans by Martha Lucía Polo Q
Tuesday – They Shall Not Want by Richard Atterton
Wednesday – The Unnamed Steward by Jason Malinak
Thursday – A Tree with Abundant Fruit by Gabriela Arévalo
Friday – How Will They Know? By Walt Hintz

Week 15

Monday – Scholarship and Spirituality by David Beltran
Tuesday – The Gift of Grace by Nadia Soberanis
Wednesday – A True Test of Generosity by Tim Hanna
Thursday – Releasing One Another from the Imperfect Past by Greg Boyer
Friday – Remember the Best by Thomas Mogaka

Week 16

Monday – Rejoice in Suffering by Nongnuch Meetang
Tuesday – Unfaithfulness by Nicholas Ntiamoah
Wednesday – Living in Integrity by Fidelia Beltre
Thursday – Loyalty by Linda Agbehiadzie
Friday – Loyalty to the Lord’s Anointed by Catherine Hilger

Week 17

Monday – A Passionate Traveler by Agus Yunus
Tuesday – Serving As Unto the Lord by Fenel Pierre
Wednesday – You Give It to Them by Melkamua Bolanco
Thursday – Serving Selflessly by Verónica Sanabria
Friday – The Dung Gate by Rick Davis

Week 18

Monday – A Testimony of God’s Goodness by James Sanyagalo
Tuesday – A Heart for the Poor Is a Conversion Experience by Stephen Tollestrup
Wednesday – Who Needs Christ? by Karen Wright
Thursday – Poverty, Wealth, and Unity by Paul Moede
Friday – Endless Love by Anita Washington

Week 19

Monday – God’s Preparation for Partnership by Thomas Avis
Tuesday – Pressing On by Jose Carlos Prem
Wednesday – Some Time Later, the Brook Dried Up by Michael Kientz
Thursday – A Great Finish from a Slow Start by Kokouvi Oevo
Friday – The Goodness of God by Sean Dana

Week 20

Monday – Time for a Critical Update? by Ron Mathieu
Tuesday – A Child’s Act of Love by Maria Teresa Arango
Wednesday – Honor Children by Lawrence Mangalarajan
Thursday – Crossing Barriers by Doug Bassett
Friday – Touch Them with Your Heart by Jane Abera

Week 21

Monday – Stop Blaming and Take Charge! by Komlavi Peter Ataty
Tuesday – Determination by M. Surendar
Wednesday – Combat Boots by Lauren DiCecio
Thursday – Living Close to the Line by Gail Taylor
Friday – The Door to Deliverance by Cecilia Yepez

Week 22

Monday – A Seed of the Kingdom by Brian Houghtaling
Tuesday – Living a Different Life by Ina Wasseveld
Wednesday – Jesus In Me! by Abdoulaye Diallo
Thursday – Be the Light by Elissaint Jean-Jacques
Friday – God Showing Through by Fredrick N. Oduori

Week 23

Monday – Believe as Children by Alejandra Amador
Tuesday – Praying Is Dangerous Business by Dewi Sartika Batubara
Wednesday – Thanking God Before a Prayer Is Answered by Monica Cooper
Thursday – Prayers of Encouragement by Marlen Vilcamango
Friday – Far-Reaching Prayers by Julie Brockett

Week 24

Monday – A Faith with Roots by Jose Carrasco
Tuesday – Why Do We Follow the Lord? by Alan Werckle
Wednesday – Six Reasons We Can Trust God by Jemima Amanor
Thursday – Four Questions God Asks Us by Samuel Wambugu
Friday – Do I Really Trust? by Mary Lou Elliott

Week 25

Monday – Divine Appointments by Tracy Smith
Tuesday – We Are Chosen by Erlan Santoso
Wednesday – One In Spirit, Love, and Passion by Sarah Heanaghan
Thursday – I Love My Job! by Mathilda Marselina Kipuw
Friday – The Gate to Answered Prayer by Brian Rice

Week 26

Monday – Don’t Be Afraid to Speak Up! by Wendy Sebastian
Tuesday – Humble Listening by Samuel Rugambage
Wednesday – Do Whatever He Tells You by Ronnie Kaweesa
Thursday – Having No Ego by Janna Reynolds
Friday – Children Speak the Truth by Chris Baker

Week 27

Monday – The Battle is God’s by Edouard Lassegue
Tuesday – Mighty Warriors by Guilherme Lucas Oliveira
Wednesday – Contend as One Man by Scott Todd
Thursday – Fighting Our Goliath by Henry Alberto Guarín
Friday – Tomorrow Is Where Your Future Is by Pauline Munganyinka

Week 28

Monday – Heaven’s Metrics by Neil Penullar
Tuesday – Much Is Required by Rachel Griffin
Wednesday – From Recipient to Contributors by Willem Paulus Tuwankotta
Thursday – We Are Transforming Lives by Lucas Leiro
Friday – Do You See Jesus in the Face of Others? by Desiree Bustamante

Week 29

Monday – Touching Hearts by Suk-kyoung Sung
Tuesday – Brothers in Arms by Benaiah David
Wednesday – Never Forgotten by David Fronterhouse
Thursday – The One Who Sees by Megan Marsh
Friday – Unlimited Love by Jean-Dieudonné Compaore

Week 30

Monday – Who God Chooses by Russ Debenport
Tuesday – Moved by God, Moved by Mission by Edwin Mugisha
Wednesday – Made for a Purpose by Jeff Wood
Thursday – Superheroes and Boundaries by Beth Parker-Sloat
Friday – Worn Out by David Soister

Week 31

Monday – Joy in the Mourning by Marie Hagen
Tuesday – Let Us Never Lose Hope by Philippe Mermod
Wednesday – The “H” Word by Nikki Sealey
Thursday – In the Waiting Room by Ivan Lopez
Friday – The God of All Comfort by Marla Browne

Week 32

Monday – Spirituality Is a Way of Life by Paul Asveen
Tuesday – What Is My Calling? by Lina Sukmawidjaja
Wednesday – A Summoning by Name by Dean Sims
Thursday – Where Is the Love? by Tony Brizendine
Friday – The Road Less Traveled by Elías Adbeel Muñoz

Week 33

Monday – Compassion: An Angel of God by Fidèle Lompo
Tuesday – On the Outside Looking In by Laurie Struck
Wednesday – Stronger than Me by William J. Rawung
Thursday – Remember Why You’re Here by Charles Hickmott
Friday – Thank You for Not Answering My Prayers by Habtu Mulata Assefa

Week 34

Monday – Words of Faith by Florence Sena Amponsah
Tuesday – Do Words Matter? by Lucy Foster
Wednesday – Don’t Believe the Lies by Dinah Meyer
Thursday – The Power of a Mother’s Positive Influence by John Laba
Friday – Oneness: A Place of Genuine Encouragement by Tsehaywota Taddesse

Week 35

Monday – One In Spirit at Compassion by Joseph Mayala
Tuesday – How a Meal Develops Companionship by Jordan Linscombe
Wednesday – Community is More Than a Dream by Wolf Riedner
Thursday – Create WOW Moments by Bethany Schmitt
Friday – What We Learn from Ants by Sidney Muisyo

Week 36

Monday – Give Them Something to Eat by Lillian Gitau
Tuesday – Like a Sheep by Maria Reyes
Wednesday – An Action of Love by Mario Vasquez Sanchez
Thursday – Who’s the Beneficiary? by Rowena Magpoc
Friday – Freely Receive, Freely Give by Stephen Baek

Week 37

Monday – Love in Word, Deed, and Truth by Esther Ng’ang’a
Tuesday – Pursue Your Purpose by Robert L. Hawkins, Jr., Esq.
Wednesday – Finding Hope in Forgotten Places by Patricia Palhano
Thursday – What Do We Live For? by Israel Legesse
Friday – Who Told You? by Seth Awuku Boahene

Week 38

Monday – Are You Forgiving of Others? by Esther Barnabas
Tuesday – It Takes Humility to Be One by Georry Nefiantuty
Wednesday – Walk the Walk by Erasto Obel Malila
Thursday – The Virtue of Integrity by Pascasie Uwimana
Friday – Are You a Living Testimony? by Richard Paul Samuel

Week 39

Monday – Competing or Collaborating? by Tom Griffin
Tuesday – Measuring with Mercy by Nancy Mitchell
Wednesday – Experts of Grace by Bernard Koffi Gbagba
Thursday – The Pursuit of Perfection by Kate Sharma
Friday – Grace of God by H. Petrus Nawawi

Week 40

Monday – The Lord Will Not Forsake Me by Maria Hito
Tuesday – I See God in That Bag of Ice by Barry Slauenwhite
Wednesday – God Thinks About You by Nicauri Encarnacion
Thursday – What Miracles Are Made Of by Kathy Gowler
Friday – Angels Unaware by Sharon Joseph

Week 41

Monday – The River of God by Neal Joseph
Tuesday – Time to Celebrate and Remember by Rosario Inmenso
Wednesday – Satisfy the Lord by Sandeep Chandra Bose
Thursday – Let’s Praise Him by Noadia Carline Duvers
Friday – The Touch of a Sparrow by Tim Chambers

Week 42

Monday – Gaining Understanding by Jeffrey A. Hawthorne
Tuesday – He Will Teach, Instruct and Guide by Dennis K. Mugimba
Wednesday – God’s Expectations by Jose Huamanchumo
Thursday – Bugs and the Body of Christ by Grant Dewey
Friday – United We Build by Kingsley Ampofo

Week 43

Monday – Let the Wise Listen by Patience Antonio
Tuesday – Being and Not Knowing by Ericko Steven Tandayu
Wednesday – Don’t Forget What You Look Like by Manuel Morillo
Thursday – Is the Word in You? by Ivy Marian Mensah
Friday – They Know by Daniel Lopez

Week 44

Monday – It’s Better to Be Inside the Ark by Delanyo Yawa Tenge
Tuesday – Citizens of the Kingdom of God by Joanna Loynes
Wednesday – Different Yet Similar by Samwel Mwaniki
Thursday – Good and Pleasant by Phoebe Lankoande
Friday – View from the Contact Center by Jamie Calcara

Week 45

Monday – We Are Called to Be Encouragers by James Hanson
Tuesday – Change of Heart by Adeail Fitzpatrick
Wednesday – Brighten the Corner Where You Are by J. Jocelyn Dufreine
Thursday – It Is Not In Vain by Marlene Suarez Espinosa
Friday – Relationship: An Art of Awesome Worship by Nyarko Twum-Barimah

Week 46

Monday – God’s Glory Displayed in Our Suffering by Melodina Mendoza
Tuesday – Equipped to Serve by Maria Jose Silva
Wednesday – Courage in the Storm by Magdalene Nderumaki
Thursday – What Are You Holding Onto? by Piyaporn Sirita
Friday – Resting in Jesus by Hayley White

Week 47

Monday – Let’s Reconstruct our Nations by Silvia Sanchez
Tuesday – Give Me Back My Church by Sanya Ladaphongpattana
Wednesday – Chosen Before We Were Born by Etienne Muhoza
Thursday – Unity and Obedience by Jana Burnham
Friday – Obedience: The Key to Our Success by Sisay Woldeyohannes

Week 48

Monday – Like a Palm Tree by Hector Salgado
Tuesday – Abiding in the Vine by Omar Villagran
Wednesday – Total Dependence on God by William Gutierrez
Thursday – ‘In Jesus’ Name’ Sets Us Apart by Rick Frame
Friday – A Very Large Plank by Vikki Davis

Week 49

Monday – Children Are Always a Blessing (Even When You’re Not Expecting Them) by Sujitha Kumara
Tuesday – Holding Joy by Katy Causey
Wednesday – Placed in His Hands by Louise Bland
Thursday – Making People a Priority by Carlos Silva
Friday – Relishing Rest by Terri Pierce

Week 50

Monday – The Simple Art of Love by Jason Graves
Tuesday – It’s All about Jesus by Susete Cardoso
Wednesday – A Ministry that Makes God Smile by Esperance Kandera
Thursday – Just in Time by Catherine Wamiti
Friday – A Pear and a Prayer by Brandy Campbell

Week 51

Monday – It Is Possible! by Ian Hamilton
Tuesday – The Lord’s Favor by Mathew George
Wednesday – He Became Poor by Vermes Pascal
Thursday – Modern-Day Wise Men by Edwin Estioko
Friday – God Cares by Jan Willem Vink

Week 52

Monday – Children Becoming Kings and Priests by Crissia de Monterrosa
Tuesday – One Changed Life by Mike Hinckfoot
Wednesday – Living the Real Meaning of Compassion by Ariel Veras
Thursday – United by One Statement by Angélica Pérez Allende
Friday – At the End of the Day by Jon Burgess