Welcome to my blog about living as apprentices of Jesus! I am passionate about spiritual transformation and about helping others become like Jesus for the sake of others.
One of my favorite quotes is: "Whatever job we get and whatever task we are assigned can serve as a container for grace" (Eugene Peterson in "Practical Resurrection"). I pray that the words and sentences on this blog may also serve as "containers of grace" for its readers.
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Category Archives: Compassion International
This is Pablo, one of the five children I sponsor through Compassion International. Pablo lives in Ecuador. As you may have heard, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck near the central coast of Ecuador on April 16 causing devastating damage. An … Continue reading
Compassion International Tamrie Kumsa (age 8) lives on the plains of Obi, Ethiopia with her mother and father and four siblings. Her house has a thatched roof, dirt floors and wood walls. Most adults work as farmers and earn the … Continue reading
Compassion International Several years ago I made a project of trying to learn the names and location of all the countries of Africa. I did not do well. But I know exactly where Burkina Faso is because that’s where Marina … Continue reading
COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL Last November I posted my concern about one of my Compassion-sponsored children Aibie who lives in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan had swept through her area and the Compassion staff could not be sure that she, her family, or … Continue reading
COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL I have posted twice (Nov. 8 and Nov. 25) since Typhoon Haiyan about my concerns about one of the children I sponsor through Compassion International. Today I received this e-mail from Compassion. “We now have more specific information … Continue reading