Posts Tagged ‘child sponsorship’

Joy, Faith, and Hope In The Midst Of Poverty

Too often my joy is attached to material possessions. Too often my faith is attached to the outcome of my circumstances. Too often my hope is attached to self-doubt… and I don’t live in poverty. Someone living in extreme poverty definitely wouldn’t have joy, faith, or hope, right? If you have nothing, where does your joy come from? If your circumstances are only getting worse, where does your faith come from? If you’re treated as… … Continue reading

The One Phrase that Changed this Compassion Kid’s Pain into His Platform

Imagine that your stomach is growling and you desperately want some food but there is only one way to get it. You have to go looking for glass bottles along the road or in trash cans and exchange them for a little bit of money to buy food. This sounds horrible and foreign compared to our lives of drive throughs and  trips to the fridge, but it’s been a reality for Jeremiah. As a child… … Continue reading

Music Draws Emotion Even If You Can’t Understand It

There’s a feeling you get when you hear your favorite song. Maybe it causes you to tap your toe or the steering wheel. Maybe it causes you to sing out loud or you start to cry. Maybe it leads you to worship or reminds you that God is with you. Music draws emotion. And the amazing thing is, you can feel that emotion even when you don’t know the words. I can only make out… … Continue reading

Valerie’s Favorite Bible Story Sums Up Why I Love Compassion International

Little arms wrapped around my waist as I heard the words, “This is Valerie.” I looked down to see the cutest 5 year old girl with the fluffiest ponytail I’ve ever seen. Although she seemed nervous she had the biggest smile all over her face! This was a special moment I will will never forget. I was meeting my brand new sponsor child in the Dominican Republic through Compassion International named Valerie. We spent the next… … Continue reading

The Cure to Feeling Forgotten

Feeling forgotten can be devastating. Their eyes pierced through me as if to reach into my soul. As I walked past these poor children, I was shocked that some of them only wore underwear and had no clothes or shoes to speak of. They watched our group of white Americans walk straight up to their neighbor, Vivian’s, front door. Vivian is a 7 year old girl who is a part of Compassion International in Ghana, Africa. As soon… … Continue reading

You might be surprised to learn YOU are living in Poverty

Who decided what poverty looks like? Who drew the line in the sand between the “have’s” and the “have not’s?” I’m sure there is some scientific reasoning behind it all. Something about how Poverty is generally the scarcity or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. That its a multifaceted concept, which includes social, economic, and/or political elements. But breaking it down to an everyday level, Poverty is most… … Continue reading

Sponsor a child today

Here is our featured Compassion kid. Could you be the one to change their life forever? If our featured child is already selected, please click below to see the other children in Haiti who urgently need a sponsor. As you exchange letters, send photos and offer encouragement in Jesus’ name, your love will bring hope to a child that will last a lifetime. Which child will you choose to sponsor? Click or Call 888-210-2743. … Continue reading