Showing posts from February 13, 2014

Josephine's Baby (3 of 8)

Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:16–17

After breakfast and before our conference began we loaded the bus for a project visit. Pastor Nay greeted us with smiles and laughter, grateful for our coming. He's led the church and the Compassion project for 13 years and serves 165 children. 

Although the projects for education, health, faith and life skills are located in a church building, 80% of the children sponsored are not from the church, but from the neighborhood. Compassion's strategy is to reverse poverty by supporting the development of 1.5 million children worldwide who in turn impact their families and their communities. 

We talked with the director who showed us children's notebooks with birth certificates and health records, educational standards and letters from sponsors. "Letters are so important to the children,…