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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

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…

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.

With so many different traditions and fun memories as a child around this time of year, I have a whole mental list of activities I’d like our family to do during the month-long celebration of Jesus’ birthday. Yet, every year, inevitably, there is always something that we do not get to. Read more…

We Filled the Container!

Chelsea Dischinger, a stay-at-home mom from Southern California, had an incredible burden to do something to help refugees who have been displaced by ISIS and the Syrian civil war. During a discussion Chelsea had with her husband Michael, he reminded her that their friend Jason Law with World Compassion does relief work in the Middle East. Read more…

Back to Jerusalem

Why did World Compassion create the China Mission School? We have to go back nearly twenty years and 7,000 miles for our answer… Read more…

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.

Read more…

China Mission School

There is nothing in the world or the Church — except the church’s disobedience — to render the evangelization of the world in this generation an impossibility.

-Robert Speer, leader in Student Volunteer Movement

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. Read more…

Praying for Our Government

When you pray, you leverage the very power of Heaven. On your knees in prayer you can assist missionaries in the most remote corners of the world. You can dispatch help to prisoners behind bars, invoke peace in troubled neighborhoods, and seed the clouds over arid lands. And because there is no barrier of time or space with God, He sometimes answers such prayers even before we learn that there is a need to pray. That is why Isaiah 65:24 says, “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.” Read more…

Singing God’s Will

 

The Bible mentions music more than 800 times. That is no minor emphasis. God places great importance on how we respond to Him, and music is one of the primary vehicles He has given us to do so.  

Psalm 100:2 commands us to “come before His presence with singing.” That is His protocol, not merely one option among others. Read more…

The Crisis Is Escalating, So Are We…

 

Just like the Kurdish Peshmerga soldier in this video warns, the crisis in the Middle East is spiraling out of control. The Islamic State threatens increasing numbers of innocent people every single day, and we take this threat very seriously. Read more…

Combating Social Media Terrorists

 

It’s hard to believe a terrorist group could use social media to push its agenda, but the Islamic State is doing just that. ISIS is dedicated to pushing a worldview that was mostly adapted in the 7th century. Now they are using 21st century technology to do so. Read more…

Continually Cleansed

Forgiveness is more than God canceling our sins; it also means that He has remitted them–forever blotted them out of His memory. They will never be brought up against you again, because there is nothing to remember. Remind yourself that God keeps no record of your sin, because it has been blotted out by the Blood. The blood of Jesus is all he sees! Read more…

An Unlikely Friendship

Miracles can happen when we simply walk in love. The following is a journal entry from our media director, Kevin Bjorklund:

In late fall of 2013, I walked into a coffee shop near Erbil, where I was staying with the World Compassion team in Kurdistan, to grab an Americano. Read more…

Still Underground

Although China is developed economically, and even has the influence of western culture, it is not a free land. We cannot forget that the communist party still rules. Many believe that things have changed for the better, that the grip has loosened on Christian churches because their culture is similar to ours, but that simply is not the case. Read more…

Giving All I’ve Got

We receive testimony after testimony from our students throughout Asia on how World Compassion’s ABC Bible Training Curriculum has impacted their lives and strengthened their faith.

Below is a testimony from a church leader and ABC student who is not only using ABC to grow in knowledge and faith, but is also leading others and sharing the resource she has with those around her. Read more…

Culture Shock

As I stood with around 100 church planters in Burma just a few weeks ago, it hit me hard that we were “playing from behind.” These men looked tired with ragged, old clothes on their worn bodies, but there was a hunger that I had not seen. As we visited, I realized they, in some senses, had a chip on their shoulder. Read more…

Hold Onto Hope

Life can be tough, but there’s no shortage of God’s grace and goodness in hard times. You might think the Bible is a book about heroes and holy men, super-spiritual people who never failed and always did the right thing. But the truth is, it features an all too human cast of failures who were transformed by the grace of God to accomplish great good. Read more…

Iraq in Chaos

The 3-year-old Syrian War has spilled over into Iraq, completely destabilizing the region. ISIS, an extremely violent and blood-thirsty off-shoot of Al Qaeda overthrew Mosul just a week ago and has continued to take city after city on their march toward Baghdad. Their aim is to create an extreme Islamic state and draw a new border that encompasses much of central Syria and Iraq. What is troubling is that they might just accomplish their goal. Read more…