Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Here's a picture of my new friend from Uganda, Dennis. He was our trip leader from the Uganda office this past week and did a wonderful job. Dennis is only 22 years old but he did an awesome job leading 15 people all over his beautiful country. My Mom used to tell me when I was his age that I would lose my head if it wasn't screwed on tight. Not Dennis. Notice his Ohio State sweater.
Here's a photograph of a Compassion sponsored child with a Brutus Buckeye doll. He's even wearing a Teddy Ginn, Jr. jersey!
Here's another photo of some boys from a Compassion project doing O-H-I-O. I'm using this photo as the desktop image on my computer!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
One of the interesting things we learned today is that approximately 10,000 Compassion children became Christians in the past year! Compassion's ministry is not limited to just the spiritual development of the child though. Compassion also helps with a child's educational, physical and social well-being too. However, the spiritual development of the child is a crucial part of Compassion's child development program.
So far, we have received 54 child sponsorship requests since the trip began. Our goal is to find 500 sponsors for children in need. I would like to encourage you to prayerfully consider sponsoring a child today!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
We will combine the power of our blogs to educate and inform within our circles of influence about the impoverished children in this country. Read our blogs and get an insiders view of Compassion's work in this African country. Each blogger will tell the story in their own unique way. You can read along as we share the emotion, sights, sounds and smells with you as our travel partner.
Our goal is to find sponsors for 500 children. Learn more about sponsoring a child.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
The first part of Psalm 41:1 says "Blessed is he who has regard for the weak". I mentioned in a previous post about a boy in my church that collects toys to distribute to poor children in third world countries. This boy has taken Psalm 41:1 to heart. Check out the photograph of the toys he has collected for my trip to Uganda. He's collected dozens of stuffed animals and unopened toys from fast food restaurants. I'm sure that the children that receive these toys will have a smile on their face when they receive his thoughtful gift. Many children don't have any toys with the exception of the toys they make themselves.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Compassion won the MySpace Impact Award for the January 2008 Poverty Relief category! A big thanks to all of you that voted. Stay tuned to Compassion's MySpace page. We'll be giving members of MySpace the opportunity to vote on how the $10,000 will be used.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Compassion has been nominated to receive MySpace’s Impact Award. Each month, MySpace gives the Impact Award to an organization who is making a positive impact on our culture. This month’s category is Poverty Relief and Compassion is one of three organizations to be nominated!
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to raise awareness about the needs of children in poverty and Compassion needs your help! The winner will be determined by online voting. You need to be a MySpace user to vote, and each person is allowed to cast one vote per calendar day through January 24th.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, as well as featured placement on MySpace for a month, reaching over 75 million active members. In the event that Compassion wins, the prize money will be used to help even more children to break the cycle of poverty.
So here are some ways you can help Compassion win:
1. Pray for this opportunity to raise awareness about children in poverty
2. If you are a MySpace user, visit the MySpace Impact Awards site each day and vote for Compassion.
3. Tell your friends, family and co-workers encouraging them to log on and vote.
Vote early and vote often!
Vote for Compassion here.
Visit Compassion’s MySpace page.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
An amazing young boy in my church has been collecting toys and candy to give away to children in need around the world. He's only an elementary school student but he has found a way to get the items to children in Africa and Central America. He's even been featured in the local newspaper. My wife thinks he will become a missionary one day.
He's collecting some items for me to take to Uganda. I'll be delivering those items on his behalf. Stay tuned to this blog for more updates. I'll be posting pictures and comments about the distribution of these gifts that he is collecting.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
On February 10th, I will be joining 15 Christian bloggers to see Compassion International's work in Uganda. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time any charitable organization has done a trip like this. Read the blogs and get an insiders view of Compassion's work in this African country.
The purpose of this trip is to spread the word about children in need. Our goal is to find sponsors for 500 impoverished children. Learn more about sponsoring a child in need by visiting Compassion's web site. You can search for a child to sponsor by age, gender, country, birthday, special needs and more.