Internship of a Lifetime

What can be more motivating for young people today than learning how to become a leader that makes a difference in the world?  This is what Compassion offers our sponsored children.  But did you know that Compassion offers internships for our own young adults as well?  Take a look at this informative video.


To apply for the 2015 internships go to this link:

2015 Internships

The deadline is December 15, 2014

Ultimate Sacrifice of a Mom

Watch Chonda Pierce’s visit to Colombia to visit her sponsored child and you will be deeply touched.  You will also hear about the ultimate sacrifice that most mothers around the world make for their children today and every day.  Very moving and inspirational!

She Loves to Sing!

PaulinaThis adorable little girl is in need of a sponsor and she has the cutest name — Paulina Banni Bunga. Isn’t that special? She lives in Indonesia with her mother, who is only employed occasionally. She helps a lot around the house, running errands and cleaning. But her greatest joy is singing with her friends at church and kindergarten. She loves to sing! Her home is most likely constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and a corrugated iron roof. The regional diet is corn and rice, but she doesn’t get to eat very often because of poverty — malnutrition is the most common health problem among the children in her neighborhood.

If you would so kindly sponsor this little girl you can provide her with Bible studies, medical exams and treatment, hygiene and health education, nutritious food, tuition for school, scholastic materials, tailoring classes, computer courses, music lessons, dance classes, library visits and parenting and nutritional classes for her mother. Wow. That’s a lot for a mere $38.00/month.

Let me know quickly if you can sponsor Paulina at this time.

How Can We Avoid Giving?

Here are many links to giving opportunities through Compassion International.  There are so many needs out there; how can we avoid giving when the needs are so great?

Water of Life

Malaria Nets

Critical Needs

Child Survival Program — support babies and mothers

Christmas Gifts to Children

Donate Your Old Phone

The Leadership Devlopment Program — support college students

Online Gift Catlog

Amazon Smile — Choose Compassion to receive a donation every time you shop here

Sponsor a Child Today!


Blog Links

Here are some of the other blogs I enjoy reading.  They each have such an interesting emphasis and all have connections to Compassion as employees or sponsors.  My friend, Caitlin, one of Compassion’s musical artists, has discovered that she has a brain tumor that needs to be removed.  She is the most bubbly and positive person and will be updating her blog with news of her journey, which so far has been nothing but trust and deep faith, whatever the outcome.  Jill has been writing for Compassion in regard to families for several years now, and always has great posts about the ministry.  The Compassion blog is wonderful in that the writers come from all over the world, from the various countries we minister in.  It is my first source for news about the world of poverty.  The Mezey family (Compassion employees) have been writing about their unique son who was born with no legs and only one arm, and what an adorable little guy he is!  His progress and courage is amazing.  Finally, my friend Sarah has just been to Haiti and has begun writing about her experience there.  Although not on a Compassion trip this time, I believe their sponsorship and support of children in need helped pull them through the loss of their little girl from cancer at the age of 6 months.  Since her trip to Haiti Sarah has been writing about her emotional connection with mothers there.  I hope you enjoy and glean as much from these blogs as I do.

 Caitlin Jane’s Corner

Compassion Family

Compassion Blog

Courageously Enabled

Peanut Butter Jam







Useful Links

Here are some good links from Compassion that might be useful in understanding poverty and what we’re doing about it.  If you’d like to be of help, consider what the family of Jessie Garren is doing.  Amazing.  Also, do you have difficulty connecting with your sponsored child through letters?  Do they not seem to answer your questions?  Take a look at the link below.  In what ways are children being exploited by labor forces in Africa?  How can you help your own children to understand how privileged they are?  The links below are all great ones to enlighten a family about poverty in general, and what we can do to make a difference.

The Jessie Garren story

Questions about Child’s Letters

Labor Exploitation of Children in Africa

Step Into My Shoes — Enlightenment for the Family Concerning Poverty




Crazy Woman

Last weekend I also went up in the Big Horn Mountains to check out the fall colors.  There wasn’t much color left there, due to a recent (early) freeze, unfortunately.  But it was still beautiful.

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I decided to drive down Crazy Woman Canyon — one of the most spectacular areas you can imagine.

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The tall cliffs surround you as you drive along Crazy Woman Creek.

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The rocks that have fallen into the creek are nearly as big as a house.  It’s amazing to see.

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We’ve spent a lot of time with our family in this canyon and brought many friends here.  I missed having someone with me but Paul was busy on some projects and I just decided on a whim to go take a look.  I’m glad I did.  The beauty of nature and stillness around me was stunning.

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