Category Archives: Compassion

Hope in Haiti

I’m sitting by a log fire in the foyer of my hotel on a freezing cold, Colorado autumn day. A hot, spiced-latte is slowly thawing out my frozen body after I foolishly decided to take a walk wearing only a … Continue reading

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Doing it tough

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Through my eyes

I have the enormous privilege of occasionally travelling with my husband as he does research for Compassion International. As a result, I appreciate and understand the importance of objectivity and gathering good data etc in order to present valid evidence, … Continue reading

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I in 1.4 billion

There are 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty – one of the many statistics we’re bombarded with on a daily basis. In fact I’m such a words girl that as soon as I hear or see numbers, I chill … Continue reading

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A Hope in Hell

Haiti may indeed be the voodoo capital of the world and there has been much heated and controversial debate about this earthquake being God’s punishment on the people … (BTW, I disagree with that theory, but will leave that discussion … Continue reading

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Haiti

I am so deeply saddened by the news and footage coming from Haiti. It seems so unfair that a country so badly affected by extreme poverty is hit by yet another natural disaster of such severity. I have spent the … Continue reading

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Meeting Elia

Two days ago I visited Elia, my sponsored child in El Salvador and so I assumed that writing about it in my blog would be relatively easy. Instead, I am struggling to find the words to adequately express the conflicting … Continue reading

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Bom Jardim – Brazil

Bom Jardim (great garden) does not live up to its name. It is in fact one of the many favellas in the city of Fortaleza, in north-east Brazil.  Social and emotional as well as economic poverty have a stranglehold on … Continue reading

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Fourteen steps

  I don’t like grocery shopping at the best of times, but I particularly dislike it after a busy day at work when I feel tired and would prefer just to jump in the car and head straight home.

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