Spiritual Development

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…
World Compassion Staff
September 25, 2014
IraqRefugee Relief

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. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
August 11, 2014
BurmaChurch PlantingTraining

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,…
Spiritual Development

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…
Terry Law
July 3, 2014
BurmaRaising Orphans

Feeling Chosen

Can you imagine living in a brand new place as an 11-year-old, where everything is unfamiliar to you? Trying to adjust to a new environment, new schedule, and new family... You can recognize all of these changes are good, but you feel a little overwhelmed by it all. You are…
Spiritual Development

Silence Your Anxiety

A high level anxiety is a good indicator that we're not in a position of faith. Anxiousness causes us to force things and make rash decisions. It gets us away from following the leading of the Holy Spirit and the peace of God. (more…)
Jason Law
May 5, 2014
Spiritual Development

Why Are You Afraid?

After a series of tremendous miracles, Jesus and His disciples were traveling across a body of water. A storm developed while Jesus slept and the disciples became afraid. They woke Jesus up in terror from the storm. Jesus simply looked at His disciples and asked, “Why are you afraid, you…
IraqRefugee Relief

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).   (more…)
Jason Law
April 5, 2014
AfghanistanTraining

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. (more…)
Afghan Student
March 14, 2014
IraqRefugee Relief

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…
IraqRefugee Relief

$3 for 3 years

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…
IraqRefugee Relief

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. (more…)
BurmaRaising Orphans

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. (more…)
Burmese National
February 20, 2014
Bibles for IranIranNews

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. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
January 27, 2014
AfghanistanTraining

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…
Afghan Student
January 23, 2014
IraqRefugee Relief

I Am Thankful

We recently arrived here at the refugee camp in Northern Iraq. Like many others, we have suffered through the war. We are now starting over here with our young family. What makes starting over much easier is that a humanitarian group from the USA is providing us with food regularly.…
Syrian Refugee
January 21, 2014

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