Category Archives: Compassion International

Update on Aibie, child of the Philippines

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL On Nov. 8, Super Typhoon Haiyan blew across the Philippines leave death and destruction everywhere.   As I listened to the news,  I posted a story about Aibie, my 11-year-old sponsored child in the Philippines, praying that she and her five siblings and … Continue reading

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Prayers for Aibie

I woke up with a start in the middle of the night last night. When I couldn’t get back to sleep, I resorted to my usual tactic:  listening to BBC radio.  The first thing I heard was that a Super Typhoon  … Continue reading

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“Sending prayers and songs on conflict’s toxic winds”

The following is an excerpt from Terry Marotta’s column in the Holland Sentinel (Aug. 26,  2013.)  Terry’s blog No Exit is found at http://terrymarrota.wordpress.com.  Terry is usually a very funny writer, but this piece is deadly serious: “There is a … Continue reading

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An Orphan Moves from Revenge to Reconciliation

The following story  was posted in the Compassion International‘s July issue of Sponsor E-News  today – one day after I posted updates on my Compassion children (see previous post, Children of the Kingdom).  I was so moved by Methode’s story that I … Continue reading

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Children of the Kingdom

Wazoeli is 18 and has a view of Mt. Kilimanjaro from his home in Tanzania. His father is in jail and his mother works  3 jobs to support him and to pay his way to boarding school so he can have a future … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World, After All

“It’s a world of laughter, a world or tears it’s a world of hopes, it’s a world of fear there’s so much that we share that its time we’re aware it’s a small world after all There is just one moon … Continue reading

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