Posts Tagged ‘Compassion International’

5 Things This Family In Ecuador Has In Common With The Super Bowl

This year’s Super Bowl between the Eagles and Patriots will be the most watched sporting event in the United States. However, in Ecuador, they think it’s crazy that we throw a “football.” Even though people in Ecuador could care less about our big game, there are a few similarities I noticed while visiting one family. 1. The Underdog No one is picking The Eagles to beat The Patriots this year but almost everyone would love… … Continue reading

The 5 Things You Take for Granted that Would Change Someone’s Life

Can you imagine not being able to take your child to the doctor when they get sick or not even having bandaids to help them when they get hurt? That is the reality for most of the mothers that I met while in Ecuador. Brittany is a sponsored child through Compassion International, but when she was just a little girl she fell and hit her head cutting it open. Her parents did not have anything… … Continue reading

Frightening Photo Bomb

We’ve all had that perfect picture photo bombed by someone. Their mere presence changes the photo entirely. Today, while visiting the home of Fransisco and Monica, we had an unexpected and frightening photo bomb. As we sat with Fransisco and Monica, we were having a normal Compassion visit, but something was different. Something was off. There was a heaviness to the house as we walked in and saw 18 year old Gabriella, lying under a sheet… … Continue reading

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

Win a Trip to Meet Your Sponsored Compassion Child!

WAY-FM listeners are making hope happen by investing to change lives globally through ministry partner Compassion International. To celebrate what God is doing through your generosity, you have a chance to win a life-changing experience. This week only, you could win a trip for two to visit your sponsored child in one of the 25 countries that Compassion serves. If you’ve already sponsored a Compassion child this week, you’re automatically in to win. And if… … Continue reading

10 Photos of Dominican Republic: From Paradise to Poverty

If you’re planning your next vacation, you may consider some amazing places in the Dominican Republic. And rightly so! This country is stunning! I recently experienced the Dominican Republic from behind a camera lens. What I found was intriguing, sobering, and ultimately, beautiful. Take the journey with me in these photos. “Contrast” – Gualey, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic – beautiful and vibrant! But also impoverished. A family in less than desirable circumstances showed us their gorgeous view of… … Continue reading