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Remember His Faithfulness
Remember His Faithfulness
Throughout the Bible, God is consistently described as being faithful. Many times when the Lord tells us to take leap of faith, like moving to a new city, taking up new profession, or donating all of your money towards the work of the Kingdom, we respond with astonishment and disbelief.
Remember His Faithfulness
Seasons
Seasons
I enjoy the Christmas season and all that comes with it in our American culture. One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is to go pick out our Christmas tree on the day after Thanksgiving, then decorate the house, listen to Christmas music, and snack on cookies, candies, hot chocolate and egg-nog while our favorite Christmas movie plays in the background...
Seasons
The Rebirth of Innocence
The Rebirth of Innocence
Innocence is a treasure that God gives children. It is something we experience as children before we can even appreciate its value. Innocence is the veil between childhood and adulthood. Innocence is the cocoon that allows children to develop properly without…
The Rebirth of Innocence
Skyping in Secret
Skyping in Secret
I had the opportunity to sit in with Kevin, our media director, as he interviewed a couple of Iranian believers living in the Middle East over Skype. These experiences continue to frame my perspective in quite a different light than…
Skyping in Secret
50 Million Converts, Who will lead them?
50 Million Converts, Who will lead them?
Training Christian leaders in China has never been more important. Severe persecution and strict regulations from the Communist government have forced the Chinese church underground. The attempts of the regime over the last five decades to snuff out the flame for Christ in China has instead caused the underground house church movement to flourish…
50 Million Converts, Who will lead them?
China Mission School
China Mission School
We live in extraordinary times – right now, the Body of Christ around the world is being stirred and mobilized to complete the Great Commission in our lifetime. My generation has been passed the baton from a long line of heroes, known and unknown, to complete the task over 2,000 years in the making of taking the Gospel to every nation...
China Mission School

Burma Update

 

EQUIPPING LEADERS…
This spring we celebrated the first graduating class of 40 students from the new World Compassion Ministry Training Center (MTC) in southern Burma (Myanmar). Our mission is to help train and equip the local church in the nations where we work, and this new training program is proving to effectively accomplish that mission. Read more…

Bibles for Iran

At the start of the year, we set a goal for 2015 to smuggle over 30,000 Bibles into the nation of Iran, one of the most hostile nations towards Christianity.  This is a big goal for us and a huge step toward our 100,000 Bible target.

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Hannah’s Story

What looks like an up and coming four-story city mall is really an unfinished concrete high rise, housing nearly 410 families on the outskirts of Ankawa. Nearly all refugees living here, 1,655 in total, are ethnic Christians who fled the city of Karagosh. Hannah is one of the fortunate ones who has found work, and even for her, the situation is still too much to bear.

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The Opportunity Ahead of Us

 

Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me. – Matthew 25:40


The actions Jesus is referring to in Matthew 25:40 are seeing the hungry and feeding them, giving the thirsty a drink, taking in strangers, clothing those without clothes, caring for the sick, and finally, visiting those in prison.

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A Mother’s Worst Nightmare

Ida and family
47-year-old mother
Living in Ankawa Mall

August 6th, 2014: ISIS Invades Karagosh. A woman and two girls die. The crisis causes a flurry of fear and much of the city packs whatever they can and flees.

Today: Ida is 47 and is married to a 63-year-old man who has been blind since birth. They have five children, three sons and two daughters… until ISIS came. Read more…

How do you train 15,000 new believers a day?

Our team just returned from an impactful week of ministry, training over 200 Chinese pastors at our two leadership conferences in China last week. As you know, our conferences were cut short by police raids last year, so we are incredibly grateful we were able to return again and host these conferences without any problems. Thank you for praying for the safety of our team and the success of our gatherings! Read more…

Incredible Growth – What’s the Problem?

The Chinese church is experiencing growth on such an incredible scale, it is hard to comprehend. Experts estimate the Christian church in China will grow by 55 million new believers by 2025 – that’s 15,000 new converts every single day!

But the Church in China is already crippled by a leadership drought. Read more…

Finishing What We’ve Started

We have a team heading to China today to conduct the annual World Compassion Pastors Conference. This conference brings together many pastors who use our ABC Bible Training Curriculum to disciple their leaders within their house churches. Read more…

Bond of Unity

The road to transformation begins where prayer and action meet.

1st Corinthians 13 gives a list of love’s attributes. There is one I’d like to draw our attention to and when applied to our lives and the decisions we make as organizations, will help us walk in a spirit of humility and unlock the door to unity. This familiar passage of scripture teaches us love does not parade itself. Read more…

Unlocking the Middle East

Sometimes preaching the Gospel isn't enough to convince others to follow Jesus. In the Middle East, this is especially true, even for those who have suffered greatly under the violence of radical Islam.

I’ve encountered and heard stories of many Iraqis who chose to stay and live in the new Muslim caliphate when ISIS invaded northern Iraq almost a year ago. Read more…

Great News From Iraq

Watch our brief three-video series below from Jason Law to hear all the breakthroughs on our recent trip to Iraq.

 

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Ardi’s Story: An Uncovered Treasure

Several weeks ago, our team at World Compassion had the opportunity to Skype with a man named Ardi (we’ve changed his name for protection). Ardi is in his mid-30s and from Albania. He contacted us on our website and shared this amazing story – an uncovered treasure hidden for over two decades. Read more…

Ivana's Smile

 

Standing in the courtyard of his church where hundreds of refugees now live, Pastor Raja (name has been changed for security) said something very profound: “These refugees will forget those who caused this tragedy, but they will not forget those who loved them during it.”

Pastor Raja has helped establish a refugee camp on the property of his church in Ankawa, a Christian community just outside of Erbil. Read more…

Is Unforgiveness Keeping You Sick?

I was recently speaking at a church in Tennessee for a healing service. As we began, I first asked how many people needed to forgive somebody and hadn’t done it. I would probably say there were about 50 people in the audience who had raised their hand. They had not forgiven someone and it was a serious issue for them.

So I told them in the act of prayer to pray for the person who had hurt them. Read more…

Remember His Faithfulness

Throughout the Bible, God is consistently described as being faithful. Many times when the Lord tells us to take leap of faith, like moving to a new city, taking up new profession, or donating all of your money towards the work of the Kingdom, we respond with astonishment and disbelief. We forget the faithfulness of the Lord and His deep desire to bless us. Read more…

Iraq Progress Update

Recently I was on a call with one of our main co-workers in Kurdistan, Pastor John, who was giving me an update on how World Compassion’s relief outreaches were going among refugees. While we talked, I got a clearer picture of what many of these refugees continue to face every day and realized the importance of our commitment to help them. Read more…

Your 4-Step Guide to Choosing a Nonprofit

We hear about new non-profit organizations and urgent causes to get involved with every day, from orphan care to water wells and refugee relief. There are over 1.5 million non-profit organization in the United States alone! How do you tell them apart? How do you support one that’s making the biggest difference?

As a trusted international ministry with a 45-year history, we want to give you some pointers. Read more…

Reaching Our Nineveh

When God called his servant Jonah to go to Nineveh and cry against the great city, Jonah fled to Tarshish seeking to escape God’s instruction. Jonah recognized the voice of God, a voice he had surely heard in times past. Whether for fear of his own safety or disregard for the people of Nineveh, Jonah quickly made a plan of escape; a voyage by sea that would lead him away from the task God had laid before him. Read more…

2015 Game Plan

I don’t know about you, but the World Compassion team has already hit the ground running in 2015. Before we get too far into the New Year, we want to take a moment to celebrate our accomplishments in 2014 and set our expectations for the year ahead. Read more…

Exciting Expectations

Have you ever had the feeling something good was coming, even if you couldn’t pinpoint what it was or how it may happen?

That feeling is hope (Romans 8:24-25). Hope is defined as the joyful expectation of the goodness of God. As we go into 2015, I am already filled with great expectations of what God is doing in my life personally, my family, in our ministry at World Compassion, and the church we attend.
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All Things New

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” – II Corinthians 5:17

The New Year is always a time of reflection and change.  We all want change and growth in our lives, but much of this change lies beyond our natural control. Read more…

From abandoned to chosen.

No one can care for all 1.6 million orphans in Burma, but anyone can make a difference in the life of one child.

In November, I had the incredible chance of witnessing one of our children meet her sponsor for the very first time. Read more…

From shy to confident.

Su Su is a 13-year-old girl who lives in the orphanage and has shown tremendous growth. You may recall me sharing some of her story before!

When I first met Su Su over two years ago, she was very distant, did not smile, and had very little self-confidence. Just getting her to interact with one of us was a challenge. Yet, underneath this persona, she seemed to have a richness and passion about her. Read more…

Unity Is Found In Humility

Unity is not uniformity. Unity is different; it simply means conforming to one purpose without sacrificing individuality. Unity is only possible where humility exists. It can manifest itself in acts of service not just for one another, but with one another. Churches linking arms to serve together for a common cause or goal is a glorious act of humility and together they can have a more significant impact than would be possible alone. Read more…