In chapter 15 of Mark’s gospel, Jesus cries, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” In 2011, I visited Nairobi. I find it a strange place — a staggering contrast between rich, developed areas and huge inner-city slums. Many in those slums do feel forsaken and beaten down.
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Growing up, Rowell Luceña was the butt of neighbourhood jokes. He was bullied and ridiculed simply because he wore tattered clothes, walked around barefooted and had to peek into other people’s windows to watch TV.
Children that attend Compassion projects come from many different cultures and backgrounds, so it’s important that project staff do everything they can to maintain the truth about significant dates in the Christian calendar.
They say the third time’s a charm, and I certainly hoped as much as I departed on my third outing to Mount Kilimanjaro for the March 2012 Blood, Sweat and Compassion challenge.
Maria Teresa Tuyak is a hardworking mother of four from the Philippines. Since her husband left them, she took on laundry work and sold fish to feed her growing children. Although in deep poverty and hardship, she thought life was not so bad until she was raped. She fell pregnant with an unwanted child.
Living in an area rich with natural resources, it is hard to believe that water would be so hard to come by. The people of Meagama Village in Papua, Indonesia’s largest province, struggled for many years and endured great difficulty to access this fundamental ingredient for life.
When Everett Swanson established the ministry of Compassion in 1952 he did so because of a strong conviction that life is invaluable, the belief that every single human being is worth everything we’ve got. But if you could give £3 to potentially save a life, would you?
Two years since Haiti’s devastating earthquake, Compassion’s Major Donor Director, Justin Dowds, went back to see how our projects are not only helping Haiti’s children recover, but enabling whole families to put their lives back together.
In July 2009, while working as part of Compassion UK’s Beyond Sponsorship team, Paul Harbinson travelled to Rwanda, helping lead one of Compassion’s Church Partnership tours. He explains how God used the experience to give him a unique ministry…
I never imagined that I would be like a missionary as a facilitator in Compassion eastern Indonesia, living far from relatives, friends, and everything that satisfies my eye.