Blessed to be a blessing

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Why are we here, if not to bring glory to God. Can you think of a better way to glorify your God than to help ease suffering children by providing for them medicine, schooling, & nourishment for thier bodies & spirits?

So many are waiting to be chosen & sponsored. Please consider joining the ranks of all kinds of people who bless a child with Compassion. You’ve been given so much, & you have been blessed so that you may be a blessing.

Thank you!!

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The Recession in light of giving

What do you start eliminating when your budget’s tight? Somethin’s gotta give, right? Starbucks? Clothes shopping? Restaurants? Or that charity you signed up for a while back?  Continue reading

24 ~ in three different lights

I love “24”. Jack can save the world – save “millions” of lives in just 24 hours.

My last 24 hours wasn’t as exciting. Yesterday was long. Work went well, but kind of stressful. I was feeling stuffy trying to fight off a chest-cold with air-borne, and neither my little girl nor myself could take a nap, because she had just learned how to escape her ‘sleeping quarters’ . It’s finally time to graduate to her big-girl bed. I couldn’t find my wallet or my phone – it’s goin’ on a week now. And I found out I need a crown and my son has no enamel on his teeth due to a high fever he had when he was 2, so he has many cavities, and we have no insurance.

But it all seems a little insignificant in light of what I recently read happens in the span of 24 hours elsewhere:

  • Over 13,000 children age 5 & younger will die of hunger
  • About 3,000 children will die of diseases caused by unclean water & poor sanitation
  • Nearly 3,000 children will die from malaria

These stats blow my mind. Nearly 20k kids dead, in 24 hours. It seems so senseless! But in one day, we can help turn these numbers around. We really, really can.

Ricky & I have been able to make a dent in the numbers by reaching out to even one 6-yr. old child, Jhonatan. It doesn’t seem like a big impact (just one child), but I know that our $32., the letters from his American friend, Braylon, & our prayers really do make a big impact on Jhonatan and his family. Would you join us? Those who have a little bit extra are called to give to those who do not. But ya know, those who do not have a little extra are also called to give to those who are suffering from poverty. When you answer, God will more than step up to your level of faith and provide for you. Faith can do wonders. He’ll reward every effort. It is his very nature, as our Provider & Father…and we will know in our hearts that we obeyed.

I’m no Jack Bauer, but I can help save one life, and I can’t think of a better feeling.

jack

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For more info, or if you want to choose a child to impact as well, just click over to C.I. (Compassion International) & start your search.

today is blog action day! spotlight: poverty

this year’s global conversation is all about poverty. last yr.s was the environment. if you want in on the action today, you know what to do! http://site.blogactionday.org/about/

i’m just a single voice to let people know of an unbelievably wise & generous way to knock out poverty, one child sponsorship @ a time: compassion international. 

shaun groves, a wonderfully talented singer/songwriter, is a hugely instrumental spokesperson for CI & gave me these links to let all y’all know about Compassion’s efforts to eliminate poverty in the lives of little ones. click away!

-Compassion International child sponsorship page:
http://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/default.htm?referer=97447

– What scripture says about poverty:
http://www.compassion.com/child-advocacy/find-your-voice/what-the-bible-says/default.htm

– New Compassion widgets:
http://share-compassion.org/widgets/featuredchild/web/getHTML.php5?referer=97447&refererrequired=1

– Compassion banners:
http://www.compassion.com/share/freestuff/Promote.htm

-Compassion Bloggers:
http://www.compassionbloggers.com

-Child Sponsorship explained:
http://www.compassion.com/child-development/default.htm

-Compassion International videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/CompassionIntl

-Compassion’s blog:
http://blog.compassion.com

Thank you for partnering with us one again to release children from poverty. Let me know if you ever need anything from Compassion.

-Shaun Groves
CompassionBoggers.com
1-888-435-3336

i know i know, the question is always resounding, “what can one person do?” here are many answers, if you really care to know them…

 

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“come” ~ a poem i wrote today

come

come, peace

come, fulfillment of souls and stomachs

come, grace

come, love with a vison so bold

come, healing

come, hope in letters to children

come, Jesus

come, voices to stories untold

come, bloggers

come, nets, vaccines and toothpaste Continue reading