A while ago I posted on Compassion Sunday, but I have to confess, it’s not going to be “Compassion Sunday” anymore, at least for me – you see, I go to church on Saturday arvo… so for me and our church I’ve had to change it to “Compassion Saturday”!
(note: ‘Saturday’ text added by LLG – official poster states ‘Compassion Sunday’)
Continue reading “Ok so it’s not on Sunday…”
This is ‘Tenny’ – well actually his name is Yeabsira Kidanie Tenny, but in true Aussie spirit we gave him a nickname (plus its way easier to say!).
Tenny is our Compassion sponsor child. We’ve had Tenny for a few years now, and its been awesome to see him grow up each year! When we picked Tenny, we really didn’t know what to look for in choosing a sponsor kid except we knew we wanted one quite young and from Ethopia. Tenny was one of the hundreds of cute little faces on the Compassion website who needed some love…
Continue reading “Meet ‘Tenny’”
I joined the Compassion CAN (Child Advocate Network) yesterday… been thinking about it for a while and decided it’s time to take some action (so to speak!).
I’m excited to get into promoting the awareness of child poverty and challenging those around me (and myself!) to take action to relieve this poverty and to support the world’s most needy kids. Compassion has a big dream:
“At Compassion, our vision is that ‘every Australian Christian is an advocate for children’. Our dream is to see all followers of Jesus in our nation engaged in child advocacy.”
If they can get even close to this…what a massive impact it would have on child poverty! If you are passionate about children, and excited about helping those living in poverty then i’d encourage you to take some action and join the CAN!
If you’re not keen to join, that’s cool, but if you keep reading this blog then I’m going to do my best to challenge people to take some action… so I hope you might consider it!
If you are passionate about child poverty then this is your chance to take some action and let others know about the plight of the world’s most needy kids, and more than that get more people involved in helping them out.
“The purpose of this special, one-day event is to draw the Church’s attention to the needs of the world’s poorest children.”
It began for me with Tenny, and I’m hoping that this campaign will start some new relationships between some sponsors and some needy kids.
If you want to change the world, it begins with a child, it begins with you. So either think about running a Compassion Sunday event yourself, or just get straight into it and sponsor a child!
For more info & to get involved – www.compassionsunday.com.au
Check out a new program by Compassion called Compassion’s Leadership Development Program that exists to develop Christian leaders, enabling young men and women to bring changes to their communities and perhaps even their nation.
“Because Compassion believes that releasing children from poverty is the key to transforming nations, we are committed to empowering young people to become the leaders their communities and countries need.”
What I love about this is that not only are Compassion looking to the immediate needs of people in poverty, but this is setting up these communities and even nations for a more positive future by giving the young kids opportunities that most of us in western countries just take for granted! it’s a bigger commitment financially, but what an awesome investment…
Find out more here: http://www.compassion.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=747