Compassion Bloggers in Uganda

For five years, Compassion International has been doing something pretty extraordinary.

For five years we’ve been asking bloggers from all over the country to step out of their first-world comfort zones and personally experience the ministry of Compassion and the kids whose lives have been so radically changed by the simple act of sponsorship.

Simple idea, right? Very basic. Bridge the gap between people who are reasonably confident that Compassion is a worth-while ministry and those who have seen, heard, and personally witnessed the transformative power of hope in the midst of hopelessness.

Bridge the gap between those who write their kids letters and those who have been invited into the homes of some of the world’s most impoverished families and been showered with the wealth of real, genuine, hospitality and gratitude. 

To shed light on the faith of these families, living in mud-huts, that want to share with you what they have not because they have so much, but because they have enough.

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This week, bloggers are in Uganda. Meeting children, praying with their families, seeing the local churches that are vibrantly alive with the power and truth of God’s Word and His provision.

This week, their lives are being changed and you have been invited to be changed too.

Below are links to the incredibly talented and humble men and women who want to share with you not just what Compassion does, but why it is so important.

Will you please join their journey?

You can read about each of their experiences on their blogs:

1. Chatting at the Sky

2. Jeff Goins

3. Joy The Baker

4. Nesting Place

5. Shaun Groves

6. Brianne McKoy

7. Wess Stafford

Lastly, would you please prayerfully consider sponsoring a child?

I truly hope that reading these blogs and following along on this trip revives and births something new in you and me.

May our vision not be obscured by our own preconceived ideas, but may the Lord reveal Himself to us in a new way and may we respond to His invitation to be a part of His kingdom.

Isaiah 58: 6-9

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4 responses to “Compassion Bloggers in Uganda”

  1. Jeremy says:

    Loved this:

    “This week, their lives are being changed and you have been invited to be changed too.”

    So clear and so powerful!

  2. Becca says:

    I love your blog! Just found it. My husband is in flight training right now for the Osprey… I’m still getting used to the whole “hurry up and wait” thing!

    • admin says:

      I’m so glad you found it, Becca! Thanks for reading and dropping a line. Oh Osprey training… you must be in North Carolina, yes? As for the whole “hurry up and wait” motto, I don’t know that I’ll ever get used to it, per se, but it certainly doesn’t surprise me like it used to 🙂 If you’re looking to meet some other rotary families who love Jesus, please come to OCF! We meet on New River, at the Chapel, every Tuesday night at 5:45 for dinner and bible study. We have a baby-sitter too, so if you have little ones, they’ll be taken care of. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll get all the info!

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