14
Mar
08

Philippines Trip Update

We made it. Compassion is the real deal. If you don’t sponsor, you missing, losing, and failing all at the same time. We’re shooting a video about/spending the majority of our time so far with 4 Compassion Leadership Development Program graduates. These are kids that graduated from the regular sponsorship program, were the best of the best, and got accepted to get sponsored through college. These LDPs are best interviews I’ve ever been a part of. Life-change & the proof of God up-close and personal.

This trip makes my 4th Compassion trip. I can honestly say – I don’t respond to the poverty like I used to, at least I don’t think about it the way I used to. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I’m getting numb to it, or that it doesn’t effect me like it used to, by no means. === Used to I felt sorry for the people of poverty because of what they didn’t have, and because their houses were so small, and they don’t have any money, or they don’t have shoes, or – you name it. All of those things are true, and they are MOST DEFINITELY poor conditions that I wish were better. I do feel sorry for those things.

Now I find my self feeling sorry for the abstract things about poverty. >>No hope, lack of opportunity, the feeling of worthlessness<< These are the things that Compassion is defeating. Their not just buying these kids shoes, giving them a quick warm meal, then moving on to the next poor community. They are empowering local churches with the resources they need to inject love, hope, and Jesus (love and hope) into these communities. These Compassion kids get a big-o-fat Jesus/love/hope shot right in the tookus once, sometimes twice a week for their entire childhood — not to mention shoes, food, clothes, and medicine.

Compassion is changing the world. (Period)

I feel like there’s a lot of “awareness” going around the rich parts of the world. Awareness about things like poverty, AIDS, and war. Being aware ain’t enough. In fact, if I’m aware and do nothing/little about it – that’s worse than not being aware.

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The food ain’t bad. Probably going to do this.

Fertilized duck egg – boiled. There’s a baby duck chick in there.

Some pictures from the trip.

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1 Response to “Philippines Trip Update”


  1. March 14, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    dude, glad the trip is going well… i’m not so sure about that egg thing…yikes.


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