Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy World Water Day!

Happy World Water Day!

Water is essential to life but can also be very dangerous. It is something we need for survival but can be the cause of so many problems. I am ever so grateful that I live in a country where I have access to clean water to drink, wash my hands, bathe....

Consider donating to Compassion International's Water of Life campaign and grant a family in poverty access to clean water!

You can read more about World Water day at Compassion's Blog.

Friday, February 8, 2013

One Meal, One Day.... Are you up for the challenge?

You have the power to literally transform the lives of children in poverty!

One Meal, One Day is a national event with a very simple premise: skip a meal and donate the funds you would have spent to help children suffering from severe food insecurity.

Hunger in Ethiopia is extreme. According to UNICEF, 52% of children in Ethiopia suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition.

One Meal, One Day raises funds to help Compassion-registered children in Ethiopia whose urgent food needs exceed the capacity of our core programs. 

You can help by going to my fundraising page and donating now!

If you want to learn more about how you can get involved, click here!

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Let the children come...

 This was shared with me and I wanted to take the time to share it with you.

Matthew 19:14. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

This hit me so close to home, being a first grade teacher myself. I just can't imagine what the families of those who were lost feel. I believe and trust in God's authority over all things - including anything that the enemy tries to throw at us. The children were ready now to go to what will be our heavenly home. Though I do not believe in the hype about 12/21/12, I also have no doubt that the end times are coming.

As the day of our Savior's birth draws near, you can help save a young life and get some last minutes gifts taken care of now! Please join me in prayer for all those lost and left behind in Newtown, CT. Consider donating to Compassion International in honor of the 26 lives lost there and the countless other children living in poverty that are lost daily to preventable diseases. I encourage each of you to pray on what and how God wants you to answer His call to bring others the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Compassion International Gift Catalog 2012 

Rescue Babies and Mothers - Child Survival Program 

Sponsor a Child Today - Child Sponsorship Program 

Develop a Future Leader - Leadership Development Program 

Meet Critical Needs - Health & Medical Needs, Educational Needs, and Disaster Reliever & Stability 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giving Tuesday

Black Friday was days ago, Cyber Monday is behind us.... it is time for Giving Tuesday!

What better way to give than giving the love of Christ! The past 2 years I have gotten my family and friends items from the Compassion Gift Catalog. It is the best because it not only shares Christ's love to the receiver, but the children and families living in poverty too!

What I have done is choose one of the inexpensive gifts and get about 2 dozen of them to give to co-workers and to "add-on" to gifts I've already gotten for that person. Then there are a few of the bigger gifts on the catalog that I get in honor of someone. Last year, I chose a few gifts in honor of my Compassion children that I sponsor!

If you haven't already, check out this years catalog and spread the word to others!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy "belated" Universal Children's Day

I know that this is a day late, but I wanted to share this amazing video that was share on yesterday's Compassion Blog for Universal Children's day... November 20th.

Take a moment to pray for the children we love so dearly.

Matthew 19:14
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Thursday, October 18, 2012

World Poverty Day

Thank you Lord that I was born in the time and the place that I was. It is hard for me to imagine what my life would be like if I were like my sponsored children... yet I find myself needing to remind myself not to take things for granted. Things such as being able to shower everyday, being able to turn on the heat when it gets cold or turn on the air-conditioning when it is too hot. What is normal to us everyday is a luxury to have. 

Let's remember in prayer our sponsored children and all families who live in poverty. Please read more on the Compassion Blog about World Poverty Day.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Biblical vs. Political.... I vote for Christ!

It is so hard these past several months to avoid all the political media surrounding our nation. There are issues that I stand with whole-heartedly, while others it is a hit or miss. There is not perfect plan that any politician can offer us. The only one who can offer a perfect plan is Christ Jesus. (Amen to that!!)

One thing I do know in addition to God's perfect plan for us, is His divine appointment in all things. Jesus has authority over heaven and earth, and under the earth. Whatever happens I know God has authority over and will work everything out for His glory. I encourage everyone to be in prayer for our nation's leaders and future leaders.

Speaking of future leaders, I am always in awe of the letters I read from my sponsored children. I often wonder who they will grow up to be because of "divine intervention" from Christ. Thank you Lord for using me to do Your good works.

In the midst of all the political yard signs out there, why not get a yard sign from Compassion? Please visit my former blog-post, Campaigning For Compassion, where you will find a link to the yard sign and many other free resources to add some bibilically correct support to all the politics.
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