When Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie came to the United States she discovered the danger of one story. Her college roommate was surprised at how well she spoke English. Chimamanda explained that English is the official language of Nigeria, that she grew up reading English literature. The roommate asked if she… Read More
In college I worked for a children’s ministry that promised more than it actually delivered. When I found out? I quit. I quit on a job. I quit on trust. I swore I’d never be fooled again. Many years later, working as a recording artist, Compassion International asked me to… Read More
One of my boys, Gresham, is a bit obsessed with Troy Polamalu. Mr. Polamalu is the star of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense at the moment. He’s a game saver – frequently sacking quarterbacks, intercepting passes and being a general thorn in the side of the opposing team. And he’s my… Read More
I sat down to write this morning and decided I have no better words than these… I was 20 when I became Katherinne’s sponsor. I was an idealist college student with a little spending money from my grandparents, a part-time job in the bowling alley, and really no sense of… Read More
“What do you think of birth parents?” Kim asked. “What do you mean?” “Interpret the question any way you want,” she said. This was just one of dozens of questions Kim, our case worker, asked me during the interview portion of the adoption process. Just before the swimsuit competition but… Read More
When you sponsor a child through Compassion International you are committing to pray, write letters and give $38 every month so that your sponsored child’s physical and spiritual needs can be met through a church in their neighborhood.
But what if the child’s need is greater than your $38 can meet? View Post