It’s actually called a tricycle. I’m pretty sure no tricycle would pass my state’s emissions testing. And I’m pretty sure these things weren’t made for people with legs as long as mine to climb into…or out of. You should have heard the driver’s laugh when I walked up to this… Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, kids of all ages, prepare to be amazed. Turns out I’m the Chris Angel of the Philippines…without the eyeliner and pectoral muscles. One of our bloggers has asked some outstanding questions about how Compassion handles its finances. So I told this story. On my first trip overseas,… Read More
It’s late. I’m in a conference room, my rolling chair pulled up to a serious looking wooden table. Muzak plays overhead. Mothers with Macs, faces lit by pixels, are tapping away, trying to condense the last twelve hours of laughter and tears and cross-species flirtation into a blog post. My… Read More
After more than 30 hours of flying without sleep I skip my usual nightly hot shower and crawl into a hotel bed. Four hours later I wake up, my body in a time zone between home and here. My eyes ache, my nerves hum just under the skin. The familiar… Read More
UPDATE: Compassion office in Philippines reporting that the typhoon has passed. No major damage or danger. Trip is on! A “super typhoon” (category 5) Songda has swept through the Philippines. The storm was expected to directly hit the islands but instead glanced the Philippines’ northwestern provinces with winds up to… Read More
This month you and I are sending a Compassion sponsored child to the olympics!
Emilda is an 18 year-old sponsored child with the mental capacity of a three year-old. She lives in a squatter community in the Philippines. And she’s fast! View Post