Compassion, Dominican Republic

The Unexpected Reason For Change

“You’ll be changed by this,” That’s what they said. “You’ll never be the same,” I heard repeatedly, as the time for departure grew closer. “It’s going to be a hard trip”, People told me. The only other experience that even comes close to this adventure with Compassion International, was a trip I took at 18 years…

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Compassion, Dominican Republic

Food Is Love

It’s our last full day here in the Dominican. Tomorrow we fly home to our families, but we will bring what we have seen and heard and smelled and experienced home with us. We have been well cared for and blessed by the people we came to meet, by the ones Compassion serves here in…

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Compassion, Dominican Republic

One Way To Build A Future

We wind our way across roughly paved streets and uneven, disintegrating sidewalks, to even more unsteady ground, twisting between narrowing alley ways, to get to the home of Johani and Johan, seven year old twins who are significantly smaller than my 5 year old daughter back home. Their mother graciously invites the 7 of us in. Our translator and…

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Books

I Am Awake:Book Study

“There are thousands and thousands of homeless children on the streets of Brazil. There is no way you can help them all.” No way you can help them all–those words have played over and over in my head for years. To me, they were fighting words. A challenge. A dare that made me want to…

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Church, Compassion

Have Mercy, Help Me Buy A Van

I’ve got 4 kids–4 kids and one ginormous van that is truly a gift from God. We log a hefty number of miles on that machine each week between the library, church, the store, Co-op, taekwondo, ballet and on and on it goes. We have a city bus stop not far from the house, but…

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Book Reviews, Books, Giveaways

Awake (A Giveaway)

She worked for our family for two years but she was more than a maid, we took an interest in her life, and she felt truly welcome in ours. She invited us over to share a meal and somehow, we found our way to her home out in the middle of nowhere in the middle…

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Compassion

Safety Nets

(A mosquito’s perspective) I watch that child in the field, it’s hot and he swats at me, making my landing difficult–but eventually, I’ll get him. Every 30 seconds a child dies of malaria. With one bite I can kill. You might doubt my ability to take a life of someone so much larger than myself,…

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