Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

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

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

Love Does Not Require a Language

Love, doesn’t require our language, just our action. A simple lesson I learned when I met Crismeiry, my sponsor child in the Dominican Republic through Compassion International. Our bus pulled up to a little beach park. As I walked off the bus I saw the powdery sand, ocean as far as the eye could see and a little beachside open-air restaurant. Waiting for me inside that little restaurant was Crismeiry. I could see her sitting… … Continue reading

You Were a Mistake

Sometimes, a few scattered letters that are formed into words, strung together in a sentence, and spoken in anger can destroy someone’s life. Our words have power. However, they also have the power to build someone up and help them accomplish even more than they thought was possible. This is the story of one boy and the two people speaking words into his life. One spoke words of hurt, but the other chose to use… … Continue reading

Rooting for the Underdog

Whether it’s a sports team, a movie, or a Compassion project, I always root for the underdog. So it makes sense that I instantly gravitated toward Yowar. He was the outcast of Compassion Project DR0302. He sat quietly off to the side and was oblivious to the joyous anarchy that ensues whenever Americans show up to a Compassion project. The kids all greeted us in song, but not Yowar. He kept his head down and… … Continue reading

I Saw the Sign!

If you stop for a second to look around, you will notice there are signs for everything: signs telling you where to go, signs warning you about danger, signs trying to persuade you to buy something you probably don’t need, and even songs about signs. Ace of Base famously sang, “I saw the sign, and it opened up my eyes.” That is what happened to me today. I saw a sign from God posted on… … 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