Posts Tagged ‘Compassion International’

A Letter To My Sponsor Child’s Mom

Dear Kojo’s mom, I had the privilege of meeting you and your family last week. Thank you for opening your home to us. You and your community were so welcoming even though it had to be a little intimidating with all of the unfamiliar people, cameras, and questions. But you handled it so well. The time with your family was one of the highlights of our week in Ghana. You are an amazing mother and… … Continue reading

Do You Ever Feel Overwhelmed by the Poverty in the World?

David had a sponsor before who unfortunately dropped him. We were talking to David about what it would mean to him to have a sponsor again someday and we asked him, “What would you tell your sponsor?” Bekah from The Wally Show tells this story of meeting a little boy in Ghana named David who changed her perspective on poverty.   He said, “I would tell my sponsor to take care of me until I… … 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

What Mount Everest Taught Me About Ministry

The big question about climbing Mount Everest that every person who has ever reached the summit is asked is, “Why? Why did you do it?” And the famous response is: “Because it is there.” It is the same thing with poverty. Poverty is this ominous behemoth that casts its shadow over much of the world. It stands there defiantly taunting us making us think that it is insurmountable. But like Everest, poverty can be conquered,… … Continue reading

When Poverty Doesn’t Make You Cry

So, this is what poverty really looks like. “Leave any valuables on the bus. This is a dangerous part of town.” We exited single file and walked through muddy streets, glancing at mangy dogs and piles of trash. I couldn’t tell where one home stopped and another began. Rows of wood, concrete, and tin walls peppered with wire fencing boxed us in as we moved forward as a group. I followed, then found myself passing… … Continue reading

A Special Message from Wally

If you’ve played a part in our Compassion week, this message is for you. And we really mean it.   Thanks to you, over 1,000 children have hope. More good news? There’s still time for you to get in on this life change. If you’ve ever considered sponsoring a kid through Compassion International, now’s your chance! It really does make a difference. … Continue reading

Wally is Genuinely Touched and Bekah Starts to Cry – Find Out Why!

If you’ve ever been on an influential trip, you’ll know that you come back with certain moments etched in your mind forever. Wally and Bekah from The Wally Show sat down to show you those moments for them in Honduras with Compassion International.   Right now could be your moment. Consider sponsoring a kid through Compassion today? It will make a world of difference. … Continue reading