The Global Advocacy Forum 2015

Like I've said so many times before, I'm humbled to be a tiny part of Compassion International - a ministry that's actually enabling God's people to change the world in real and significant ways.  1.5 million children are today being delivered (and I mean truly delivered) from extreme poverty because Compassion connects you, the sponsor, with the heart and circumstances of your sponsored children.  So it's my pleasure to serve our sponsors and all those children by bringing what I've learned about technology to the multitude of tasks involved in running this ministry.

This June, Lisa and I traveled with Compassion's Global Advocacy team to Cape Town, South Africa to unveil some revolutionary technology - technology designed to help deliver children from poverty in Jesus' name.

What's Global Advocacy?  Well, in a nutshell it's Compassion's way of giving a part of itself to other ministries and other means of delivering children from poverty.  It's Compassion giving away whatever we can to other ministry partners so that together we might do what no single ministry could do alone.

So with the thought of sharing in mind, we've created a technology space to gather and share mounds of really relevant information critical to the care of children in the difficult environments in which they live.  And right inside that space we can collaborate with the multitudes of caregivers that so desperately need that information - all in real time.  In fact, we expect this technology and the humans that use it to enable more than 20,000 churches around the world (churches that are not tied in any way to Compassion) to care for multiplied millions of children.

I'll demonstrate all this here in the near future, but for now, I'd just like to express my gratitude to the Father for calling us into his service no matter what ministry we may work for, and my thankfulness to Compassion International for being such a bright light around the world.
"Thank you, Father, for the love you're sharing through the church to millions of children in poverty around the world.  We know that one day, Messiah will return and deliver us all from whatever poverty we may experience.  But between now and then, please give us the strength to push ever forward and ever more intelligently into this your Great Project.  In Jesus' name, amen!"

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