The Lasting Impact One Church Made in a War-torn Community

In the wake of war brought on by Joseph Kony and the LRA, this village in Uganda was left in devastation and great need. Until the church, in partnership with Compassion, stepped in to transform their community.

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These Two Churches United for Hope and Survival

Two churches in different parts of the world saw a problem that neither could overcome alone. But together, they could provide hope and survival.

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How to Increase Your Church’s Impact on Global Poverty

You desire to develop disciples who are passionately engaged with the God-given mission to care for those living in extreme poverty. Yet, it can be difficult to know where to begin. These highlights from Barna’s latest study, The Good News About Global Poverty will provide you with some simple ideas to put into action today.

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This Is How We See Love on Valentine’s Day

At Compassion, we see some exceptional examples of love that inspire us and make smiling simply irresistible. This Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some of our favorites with you. We see love in…

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Be the Church More Than 80 Minutes a Week

I don’t understand why, in the 10,080 minutes of our week, we as the Church put most of our resources and efforts into the 80-minute gathering and forget the rest of the 10,000 minutes of our week.

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Ecuador Earthquake Relief Efforts: Churches United

Compassion Ecuador staff and church partners are still working tirelessly to assess the full extent of the situation and damage of the April 16 earthquake. The immediate and long term needs are still great.

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How Does the Church Offer Hope for Children in Poverty?

The challenges a church faces when serving a poverty stricken community can appear insurmountable. However, when the will of that community is to have a better future, children have the opportunity to accomplish great things.

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How to Save a Life With an Egg

When one of the children or youth enrolled in our program has a medical crisis, the Compassion staff and church partners in that country will do whatever they can to help. But what about a child who isn’t enrolled in our program?

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Chatting with Pastor Matt Chandler

We recently talked with Pastor Matt Chandler about The Village Church, child sponsorship, the poor and his book, The Explicit Gospel.

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Give Me Back My Church

The assumption that “more churches + more Christians = more impact” is not always true.

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Easter in Kenya

It’s dawn in the village of Burendwa, western Kenya. On a chilly Sunday morning, children wake up anxiously as they wait for their mothers to prepare breakfast. Sebastian rubs his eyes and rises from his bed.

It’s Easter Sunday and all children, youth, women and men are eagerly waiting to go to church and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As Sebastian washes his face he hums,

“He is risen!”
“He is risen!”
“And He lives, forever more.”

Suddenly he hears other children in his village and realizes he is late. He quickly puts on his best suit and leaves for church.

The sun’s rays can be seen rising from the east; there is excitement on everyone’s faces. Some women are balancing pots full of water on their heads with a lot of prowess. Some are heard talking in loud tones about the day’s events. Mama Sebastian says to her family,

“Kweli hi itakuwa siku njema tukila na tukisherekea kufufuka kwake Yesu Mwokozi Kristo!”

Translation:

“This is going to be a great day as we eat together and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior!”

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In God We Trust

What’s your reaction when you read a newspaper or tune in to the news on TV or the radio? Do you panic or do you trust in God?

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