What an 8-Year-Old Taught Me About Calling, Community and Caring for Others

What an 8-Year-Old Taught Me About Calling, Community and Caring for Others

By Dr. Lorie Lee When I meet Audrey Mae, she is super cute with a glittery little top hat barrette, dark straight hair and is Filipina. She is unbelievably cute, isn’t she? Audrey Mae lives in the city Payatas, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. The Philippines is comprised of 7,641 islands but only approximately 2,000 have people living on them. Audrey Mae lives with her grandmother, little brother, mom and dad (who are teenagers). Her house is small with a tin roof and dirt floors.... Read More
Small Matters; Effective Change

Small Matters; Effective Change

by Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, President and CEO of Compassion International If you’re anything like me, you may find yourself suffering from “cause fatigue.” Bring up your social media feed and you are bombarded by evils to combat, hungry children to feed, and disasters to respond to. There is no lack of causes we’re invited to join. This avalanche of needs and statistics can numb us, even inoculate us from caring. After all, how much can one person do? Maybe we’re asking the wrong question.... Read More
The Orange Connection Benefiting Children Around The World

The Orange Connection Benefiting Children Around The World

by Joe McAlpine It’s a hot and sunny day. I am in a bus in Quito, Ecuador, headed to my first experience with a Compassion International project. I am traveling with a few other pastors, and as I look around I can see that they are probably thinking some of the same things I am. What am I going to see when I get there? Am I going to be disappointed? What if I learn that this whole child sponsorship thing that I have heard about basically my whole ministry career is exactly what I thought... Read More