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BurmaRaising Orphans

Samuel

Age: 7 Favorite color: White Favorite animal: Rabbit Favorite activity: I like to pull my little car around by its string and pretend I am the driver. Other fun facts: I have a really big smile. (more…)
Burmese National
November 4, 2013
BurmaRaising Orphans

Saw Le Wah

Age: 13 Favorite color: Yellow Favorite food: Vegetables Favorite animal: Cats Favorite activity: Football Dream job: Architect - "someday I want to design church buildings." Would like to: Visit the USA. (more…)
Burmese National
October 30, 2013
IraqRefugee Relief

Syrian Refugee

I was a teacher back in Syria and know the horrors of war all to well. I love Syria and want to go back. Please don't take my photo or film me because I don't want to be persecuted for speaking out against the government when I go home. My…
Syrian Refugee
October 30, 2013
BurmaRaising Orphans

Mya Kyar Phyu Thinn

Age: 6 Favorite color: Red (I like people with red hair.) Favorite animal: Elephant Favorite food: Chicken curry Favorite activity: Meal time, especially dinner, study time, and sleeping Dream job: Minister Siblings in Orphanage: Naw They Myat Noe Aye and Naw La Min Phyu (more…)
Burmese National
October 30, 2013
BurmaRaising Orphans

Naw Khu Sae

Age: 8 Favorite color: White Favorite animal: Cats Favorite food: Potatoes Favorite subject in school: Math and English Dream job: School teacher Siblings in Orphanage: April Linn (more…)
Burmese National
October 30, 2013
BurmaRaising Orphans

Naw They Myat Noe Aye

Age: 13 Favorite color: Red Favorite animal: Butterflies Favorite food: Chicken Favorite activity: Worshipping the Lord with my friends and doing make-up for my brothers and sisters Dream job: English teacher Wants to: Visit America Siblings in Orphanage: Naw La Min Phyu and Mya Kyar Phyu Thinn (more…)
Burmese National
October 30, 2013
BurmaRaising Orphans

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 being stained by the world. Innocence is the essence…
World Compassion Staff
October 24, 2013
IraqRefugee Relief

No Home

I am married and have two small children, 5 and 7 years old. I worked as an air conditioning repair man when we lived in Syria. Throughout the war, my family has been destroyed. One relative was shot and killed; (more…)
Syrian Refugee
October 22, 2013
BurmaRaising Orphans

Raising Burma

The launch of our new orphanage in Burma is truly exciting. It was last December when we jumped into this project head first with not only the anticipation of building a new home, but plans to help raise these children as if they were are very own. (more…)
Jason Law
October 17, 2013
IraqRefugee Relief

Farmer

I am 40 years old and was a farmer in northern Syria. I had a combine which I loved using to harvest the wheat. After the fighting started in our area, fuel and food became very expensive and were hard to find. (more…)
Syrian Refugee
October 16, 2013
ChinaChurch PlantingNewsTraining

Changing China

It was the last evening our team was together in China after a busy two weeks in Asia. We leaned against the fence long after dark, staring at Tiananmen Square. My mind tried to connect the smooth, humming bustle of present Beijing with the unrelenting oppression experienced by those peaceful…
World Compassion Staff
October 10, 2013
BurmaRaising Orphans

Meeting Burma

Like most Americans, I was quite unfamiliar with Burma prior to our trip to the Far East. Burma has made just a proverbial blip on the American radar, bringing to our attention such events as the Buddhist monks marching in the streets and the Cyclone in 2008. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
October 10, 2013
Spiritual Development

The Power to Obey

When Jesus preached His first sermon, He came straight to the point: “Repent and believe in the gospel.” In today’s English He was saying, “Change your way of thinking and fill your heart and mind with the good news.” (more…)
Terry Law
September 30, 2013
IraqRefugee Relief

We Walked

I am 10 years old and from Hassakeh. Before the war, I was goal keeper in soccer, and I was really good! I could stop the ball even against the older kids. (more…)
Syrian Refugee
September 27, 2013
IraqRefugee Relief

Escaping Syria

I am a single woman who was living in a suburb of Damascus. Two weeks ago our neighborhood was shelled by both the Regime and FSA. My house was destroyed in the bombing. One of my cousins stayed inside the home, and when the bombs hit, my house collapsed on…
Syrian Refugee
September 20, 2013
Spiritual Development

Nothing is Impossible with God

Think there’s no hope for you? Just take a quick look at the people who changed their world: Moses, King David, and the apostle Paul were all murderers, yet among them they wrote at least nineteen of the Bible’s sixty-six books. But what happened when the Bible’s league of rejects encountered God’s grace?…
Terry Law
September 19, 2013
IraqRefugee Relief

My Friends Died

I am 9 years old and from Qamishli, Syria. Life was great before the war. I loved playing basketball and soccer with my school friends. Two of my friends, who were 9 and 10 years old, were both killed from the war. This makes me very sad. (more…)
Syrian Refugee
September 19, 2013