By Dominic De Souza @dnldesouza Senior Leader, Letchworth Garden City Church (LGCC) I wouldn’t want to imply that we should focus on what we might receive when we give to others. That said, I have noticed some wonderful and unsought after by-products as more and more members of the local church that I lead have […]
By Richard James, Christ Church Cockfosters As the Vicar of an Anglican evangelical church in north London looking for a way for a local church like ours to make a difference in the life of the poor, along with my wife Carole, I was very impressed by the work of Compassion. Not only is it […]
How do you summarise 1264 miles and 13 days into a couple of paragraphs? Well that’s what the Gundry family intend to do.
Have you considered sending a financial gift to your sponsored child or their family? There’s many ways you can bless your child, their family or the Compassion project… Sending photographs is really important. A sponsored child can see their sponsor and are able to focus their prayers on a real person’s face. You can also send […]
This evening I watched Blood Diamond for the first time. I’d been meaning to watch it for a while, but kept finding reasons not to: work, travel, church, leisure activities, anything I could think of to avoid watching it. Perhaps I was trying to avoid the inevitable violence, perhaps I couldn’t stand the thought of […]
A couple of weeks back, my heart sank a little when I heard that the Girl Guide association of Australia had chosen to drop the commitment to God from the Girl Guide promise and replace it with a pledge to “be true to myself”. It got me thinking about those words, “be true to myself,” […]
When Attilá Sá from Brazil knew he would be in Europe this summer he was determined to make his dream come true and visit his sponsors in England. Mr and Mrs Winters had been faithful sponsors of Attilá for 14 years to the point of his graduation from Compassion so this was going to be an unforgettable moment.
We often hear of people ‘thinking outside the box’ when it comes to sponsorship – of those who fundraise their £21 a month by eating the same limited diet as their sponsored child, of youth group members clubbing together to support a child. But more than any other, this story told by the Reverend Sally […]
Last night there was a rather heated exchange outside. It appears that our neighbours had installed a satellite dish on the side of the house without getting permission from their landlord, who was passing through the area and was evidently none too keen on the idea.
1. devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose; consecrated. 2. entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things; holy. 3. regarded with reverence. I used to think I knew the meaning of the word ‘sacred’. And then I went on a trip to East India with Compassion UK…