With all the buzz we’re surrounded with each day of e-mails and web pages, tweets and phone calls, do you ever find that words lose their power on you? They do on me.
I put Compassion’s ‘About Us’ webpage text into Wordle (take a look yourself at wordle.net) to see which words really stand out. Here’s the graphic made up from the most commonly used words on our About Us page.
So glad this word came out big! To strategically eradicate extreme poverty we need to give children the opportunity to break free from the cycle of poverty that many generations have become prisoners to. Thinking of Margaret’s story as an example, it’s amazing to see God at work as he raises up Christians through Compassion projects - not only changing them, but changing the future for those around them.
The very core of all we do. As our logo reads, Compassion is all about ‘Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name’.
Sponsoring a child is a ministry and we serve God through it. In the words of Isaiah 58:6-7
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
…Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Good development needs to be sustainable. Margaret’s story illustrates for me just how child sponsorship works sustainably to raise up Christians in families, communities and countries to change the world.
There’s power in these words as we stand together and change the world one child at a time.