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Why Kurdistan?

We are all familiar with the statistics from the ongoing Syrian civil war. Over 2 million Syrians have fled their country. These refugees now live in neighboring countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

Syrian Refugee Map

 

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The Chance To Hope Again

- Erbil, Iraq Kurdistan
Lowrka is just 25 years old, but has experienced more tragedy than most will ever experience in their lifetime. Read more…

Be Like Jesus

It’s easy for us to get caught in our daily lives, the routine where our schedules are built around tasks that accomplish objectives and ultimately put us in a place of success. America is the land of opportunity. If you can dream it you can achieve it.

I love America and bleed red, white and blue; but someplace along the way, we placed the accomplishment of our dreams above the needs of others. Read more…

4 Disciplines For Intimacy with God

Why is it so difficult to feel God near sometimes?

Our hectic schedules and hand-held distractions, so often glorified in our modern culture, dull our senses— making it difficult to hear His voice or feel His supernatural touch. Read more…

No Hope For Young People

Ramiz (pictured above in the red scarf) just crossed the border five days ago to return to his hometown in Afghanistan. His mother brought him to our course and requested that we accept him in, but we didn’t have space for another student. Read more…

The Dangerous Road To A New Life

The following article was written by a Syrian journalist who has documented the hardships facing Syrian refugees. We saw his desire to help when he wrote to World Compassion, asking us to share his articles with the world to raise awareness for these refugees, that his people may receive the aid they desperately need. He has asked us to keep his identity a secret for his protection. Please help share his story. Read more…

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The Facts*

• It is estimated that over 140,000 civilians have been killed in the Syrian crisis.
• There are now over 2.5 million Syrian refugees.
• 50.9% of these refugees are children under 18.
• Over 6.5 million people have been displaced internally in Syria
• The total number of those have fled their homes in Syria has surpassed 40% of the country’s pre-crisis population.

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A Movement In The Mundane

Psalms 34:1 “I will bless you Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

How easy it is to replace the words “at all times”, with “in good times.” Read more…

The Heart of a Hero

While we were in Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) in January meeting refugees who had fled Syria because of the devastation of the civil war, we met a man named Mustafa and his family. His wife told us about their struggle to start a new life in the refugee camp. Read more…

Praise in the Hardship

In Acts, chapter 16, we read where Paul and Silas were thrown into prison in Philippi after casting a demon out of a young girl. They were taken prisoner by the Roman authority, bound, lashed across their backs with the Roman cat-of-nine-tails, and placed into a prison cell in chains around their feet. Read more…

Kim’s Brother

A good days wage is 4000k but many days we do not make that. 5000k is a great day. I sell these for my mother. My sister is in school. But I don’t go to a school. I stay here and sell on the fairy for my mother.

When the Questions Come

Just a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to open our brand new orphanage in Burma. In the 10 years I have officially been on staff at World Compassion, it’s one of the most fulfilling projects I’ve been a part of. As you may imagine, building a structure like this in a third-world country comes with many challenges. Read more…

Boat Seller

He stopped his education after the 8th grade because he failed an exam. Now he is married and is selling materials (bubble blowers) on the ferry to support his life. He has no aspiration for the future.
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The Garments of Praise

The Bible tells us as Christians to put off the spirit of heaviness – the weight of the world and all its challenges – and to put on the garment of praise. Read more…

Potential US Military Intervention in Syria?

The pieces seem to be aligning at least for the threat of US military intervention, which could apply additional pressure to Russia and China to alter their position on the UN Security Council.

Most of the major developments of Geneva II didn’t actually happen at the negotiation table, but in Washington DC. Read more…

Filling the Home with Love

Just a few weeks ago, as we celebrated the grand opening of our new orphanage in Burma, we were reminded of the harsh reality children face in this country. Moe Moe Aye, a four year old little girl, was recently sold by her grandmother who lost hope in trying to care for her. Read more…

Effective Testimony

When you testify concerning the Word, the power of God goes forth. Have you ever watched a person give testimony in a court of law? They speak words – words that change the minds, thoughts, decisions, and actions of other people. Read more…

Tobacco Merchant Girl

I dropped out of school at grade 10. I failed my math exam. Selling tobacco does not make much. Read more…

Fervent Prayer

Great men of God, pastors and teachers everywhere, are saying that God is using prayer – intercessory prayer – prayer like we have never known before as a mighty part of His arsenal in the Body of Christ. Read more…

Pizza Shop

I own this local pizza shop and am originally from Syria. When all of the refugees began arriving from Syria, I felt sorry for these young men. Read more…

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 what I had expected. Read more…

Our Spiritual Weapons

2 Corinthians 10:4: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.

Notice that we Christians are equipped with weapons, mighty weapons, which are able to tear down strongholds set up by the enemy, Satan. Read more…

Escaping the Bitter Cold

This group of students wanted to wish every American a happy new year and to thank you for your help. We could not get any interviews from them because they were in a hurry to get home because of the bitter cold. They hope 2014 will bring a new day for every Afghan life.

Will Geneva II Make a Difference for Syrians?

2 million have fled the country; and over 130,000 are dead. The ongoing power struggle in Syria has left the country, and its people, tattered. After three years of bloody civil war, UN-backed talks for peace are set to begin Wed. Jan 22 in Montreux, Switzerland. Read more…