A Thank-you and a Guest-Post


Someone’s sponsored Jeferson! If that was one of you reading this blog, wow. You’ve gone beyond caring for a waiting child and made the long-term commitment to sponsor this lovely boy. I’m so excited; I’ve a feeling Jeferson will be too.

By the way, I’m guest-posting today over at Finding Our Feet. Will you join me over there to read about King Herod?

Happy to see Justice?


“Those who disobey what they have been taught praise the wicked, but those who obey what they have been taught are against them.  Evil people do not understand justice, but those who follow the Lord understand it completely” (Proverbs 28:4-5).


How much do wickedness and unfairness bother you?  Has your faith in God changed the way you see the world and what goes on around you?

Good Life-Motto


“Don’t envy sinners, but always respect the Lord.  Then you will have hope for the future, and your wishes will come true” (Proverbs 23:17-18).


It can be so easy to envy people whose choices haven’t been God-honouring, and yet their lives seem full and happy, but here God gives us the alternative.  Great verses; I want to remember these and live them.

To Kevin’s New Sponsor


Do you remember Kevin in El Salvador – the 12-year-old I wrote about a couple of weeks ago?  Well, if you haven’t guessed, someone’s sponsored him!  If that was one of you, I want to thank you so much.  I’ve never lived in extreme poverty, so I can only imagine how it must feel to have waited nearly a year and then, suddenly, to be told you’ve got a new sponsor.  Such joy!  If you’re Kevin’s new sponsor reading this, I hope you feel really good!  Sponsoring a child is amazing, and if you need some ideas on what to write in your letters, here are a few suggestions from another Compassion-blogger.

Typhoon Haiyan


Latest from Compassion UK:  We’ve just received an update from Noel Pabiona, the Director of Compassion Philippines, who has indicated the damage is enormous. Noel has predicted that at least 99 child development centres where 19,000 children are registered have been severely affected. Communication lines are still down, so we are still waiting on specific information regarding Compassion assisted children.
We will relay all information to you as soon as we are notified. In the meantime, please keep praying!

Building on What we Have


“Elisha answered, ‘How can I help you?  What do you have in your house?’” – 2 Kings
4:2.  God could help by giving us what we don’t have, but He does that by building on what’s there already.  Maybe God uses what we have to show us we’re precious, making our unique qualities part of His creative process.