Compassion is more than just a feeling of sympathy. It involves stepping into someone else’s world and experiencing what they experience. The Staff at PH840 in Iloilo City, Philippines must know this because it’s the philosophy they applied to hosting my visit to my sponsored child and their center. I had an early flight into […]Read more "My Day as a Sponsored Child"
In the last four years of my life, God has done some incredible things. Back in 2013, God put it on my heart to sponsor a child through Compassion International. In 2014, God moved me to begin helping Compassion find other sponsors for children in poverty. In 2015, I was able to host a compassion […]Read more "The Next Chapter"
Sitting at a desk in a hotel room on Bohol Island in the Philippines. A small tagalog Bible sits open in front of me. A blue pilot gel pen rests in my hand. When I write, I usually spend the first hour staring at a blank page. Today is no different. The Bible is for […]Read more "Your Last Day on Earth"
By far the most difficult part of my trip to the Philippines was saying goodbye to my fellow compassion sponsors at LAX and boarding my plane back to Atlanta. Of course I was excited to be going home, but also overwhelmed with the idea of trying to communicate what I had experienced on the trip. […]Read more "“Now What, God?”"
There are so many stories from my few days spent in the Philippines that remain yet to be told. This is one that has remained untold because it wasn’t a particularly happy story. That is, it wasn’t until something happened last Saturday to completely turn it upside-down. It was that Wednesday that changed my life […]Read more "The Girl Who Waited"
What If I told you were a prisoner. There’s someone out there with the keys to your freedom. You hold the keys to theirs. The problem is you don’t actually realize that you are trapped. And they need you to act first. We are prisoners of excess. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on […]Read more "The Keys to Your Freedom"
As most of you know, I recently returned from a Compassion Sponsor Tour to the Philippines. I knew God had called me to go on this trip, but I had no idea what to expect. This trip was going ahead with or without me and I didn’t want to be just another face in the […]Read more "To Visit Them In Their Affliction"