The last ten years of sponsorship and advocacy with Compassion have been amazing. On my travels God has taken me to see and experience things that have both brought me to the depths of heartache and lifted me to the heights of joy.
Here are some highlights:
I have loved being able to share about Compassion at churches and in classrooms.
I have been privileged to meet many Compassion graduates: young adults who grew up in the grip of poverty but, thanks to God and Compassion, are making a genuine positive impact on their families and communities.
This is the cover of the book I published in 2015 with Ark House Press in Australia. It is all about the work of Compassion and contains stories of many of the trips I have taken to visit my sponsored kids. It is not a warm-fuzzy feel-good read. The stories are all real and are not fabricated or embellished in any way. The stories of the home visits to people trapped in poverty are often tragic and heartbreaking, but on the flipside there is so much tangible joy and hope for the future in the work that Compassion does. I have seen it for myself and I want to share it with people.
To purchase the book:
Ark House Press
Koorong Book store
Word Book store
Here are some blog reviews of "Go Into All The World"
Here are a couple of other blogs in which I feature:
In February 2015 I was blessed to have interviews for both radio and TV in Australia, promoting my book and Compassion.
On February 21st I was flown up to Sydney by Wesley Mission and interviewed for their weekly TV program "Wesley Impact TV" ."
It was aired on Sunday May 24th, 2015 at 5.30am on Channel 9 (Australia) and on the internet a week later.
Four days later I recorded an interview for Vision Radio and History Makers Radio which was aired on April 5th, 2015.
This video featured during the kid's segment at Glen Waverley Anglican Church's Compassion Sunday in 2014. I was told 15 kids were sponsored after the service, and to even have played a small part in that was amazing.