Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wenesday facts

Today is Wednesday. It's no Friday but it's not Monday, either.

To honor the fact that we are in the middle of week, I will tell you five facts of life, about me or someone else, faith, world and existence in general.

And what I want from you, my readers?

I want to know about you! 

Leave me your facts, so I can enjoy reading them!

They can also be about you, your life or anything you find fascinating in this world or in the world beyond.

Today I want to share you about something that is very close to my heart, Compassion.
 Follow the Compassion Bloggers in Uganda

1. Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries. There are children sponsored through Compassion also in Ecuador. I have had the opportunity to share both with the children and their parents. Your sponsorship can make a huge difference in a child’s life. You can find out more about Compassion here.

2. A team of Compassion Bloggers will be in Uganda from January 27 through January 31, 2014, marking our fifth year of blogging for children in poverty. Throughout this week you will experience a unique glimpse of what it is like to live in this beautiful African country through their words, photos, videos and tweets. You can see who the blogger are and follow them here.

3. Compassion Bloggers celebrates five years of releasing children from poverty by returning to Uganda – the first country we visited together. They travel from war-torn northern Uganda to a slum community in Kampala and share the journey through story, video and photos. You can follow them on Twitter here. 

4. The Goal of Compassion's trip to Uganda is to get 400 Children Sponsored. Together we will release 400 children from poverty. Your sponsorship provides a child with education, healthcare, nutrition and the gospel. If you want to sponsor a child in Uganda click here.

5. Would you like to do something to help these kids and raise awareness? How about blogging for Compassion? Blogging about children in poverty can be a simple but powerful way to raise awareness for the most vulnerable and needy children in the world. If you want to know more, click here.

Now it's your turn!

Compassion Bloggers celebrates five years of releasing children from poverty by returning to Uganda – the first country we visited together. Join us January 27-31 as we travel from war-torn northern Uganda to a slum community in Kampala and share the journey through story, video and photos.  - See more at: http://compassionbloggers.com/trips/uganda-2014/#sthash.3zxtXjDJ.dpuf
Compassion Bloggers celebrates five years of releasing children from poverty by returning to Uganda – the first country we visited together. Join us January 27-31 as we travel from war-torn northern Uganda to a slum community in Kampala and share the journey through story, video and photos.  - See more at: http://compassionbloggers.com/trips/uganda-2014/#sthash.3zxtXjDJ.dpuf
Compassion Bloggers celebrates five years of releasing children from poverty by returning to Uganda – the first country we visited together. Join us January 27-31 as we travel from war-torn northern Uganda to a slum community in Kampala and share the journey through story, video and photos.  - See more at: http://compassionbloggers.com/trips/uganda-2014/#sthash.3zxtXjDJ.dpuf

36 comments:

  1. I love your passion for this Joanna! God will surely work through you!

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  2. I also love how passionate you are about helping others.

    Michelle F.

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  3. 400 children today, 400 more tomorrow.. you are doing such great thing!

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    1. Thank you, Kung Phoo. I hope that will happen :)

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  4. I'm sure with your strength and commitment you will manage to help much more than 400 kids :)

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  5. What an amazing mission you're a part of! The world needs more people like you :)

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  6. A few facts about me? I love giving back to my community. I serve on eight board of directors. I am starting up my own not-for-profit company. I just bought my first house with my boyfriend Matt. I am a volunteer fire fighter. I will be graduating with my Masters Degree in HRM in May :) Thanks!

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    1. WOW, Felicia! That sounds amazing! And volunteer firefighting sounds really interesting, did you meet Matt there ;)

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  7. Five facts...well, there's a foot of snow outside on the ground (VERY rare for this area), I haven't seen my husband since Christmas (he's away in the Navy), I've been craving pizza all week, I went to see a movie last week for the first time in a couple of years, and I'm a coffee addict!

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    1. Great facts, Elisebet! Hope you'll husband will be back soon. It's a huge sacrifice you are both doing. Thank you!

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  8. When I get a chance I am going to PM you. This would be a great topic for my blog! This sounds like a wonderful idea. Can't believe I never heard of it before!

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    1. I'll wait your PM, Karen. You can also get information from the links I posted :)

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  9. I absolutely love how much good you are doing! Compassion bloggers seems like a wonderful group, and I hope you meet . . . and pass your goal of 400 children getting sponsored.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. You can join blogging for Compassion also if you would like to.

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  10. If you aren't doing good with your blog, you are spreading awareness, if you aren't spreading awareness, you are inspiring us somehow. Every direction you take seems to uplift someone or something. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thank you so much! You are making me blush :)

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  11. Not related directly to the post except tangentially- your request for some of Africa inspired my first unashamed post on the subject today. Perhaps some readers will 'get' its abiding passion. Hope so. You can link to it here
    http://involution-odyssey.com/2014/01/29/south-african-safari-circa-1944/

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    1. I am already reading it, Philippa! You have such a wonderful talent with words!

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  12. Hi Joanna,
    Thank you so much for sharing the opportunity to Blog for Compassion with us. I have signed up and look forward to hearing more. You are doing good work and I look forward to reading more about your experiences in Uganda. All the best, Deborah

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    1. Hi Deborah, I did not actually go to Uganda. I'm just passing on the information. I'm glad you signed up and I'm sure you will have your chance to promote their trips one day :)

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  13. 5 facts...1. I'm a mom of 2 boys. 2. I grew up with sisters, so boys were new to me when I had them. 3. I'm a college instructor. I teach design, illustration and advertising. 4. I suffer with many allergies. 5. I love to bake, but have to watch what I eat.

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  14. You are doing such a wonderful thing Joanna. I truly appreciate your posts :)

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  15. Thank you for sharing the blogger link. I think that would be such an interesting experience to have, being able to read about it is nice!

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  16. Wonderful post. We sponsor a child through Compassion International in Columbia. Along with the financial support, we have also been able to exchange correspondence over the years. Great organization.

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  17. Great work you, and Compassion International are doing - but the first I've heard of them. Well done

    Five facts about myself. Orphaned at 10 months, was reared by an Aunt and Uncle who happened to be living close by (in Indian terms!) in 1940. Have worked and lived in India (childhood till 8), South Africa for 13 months and Canada (12 years, this time with husband and two daughters. Moved back to UK and when husband became ill was fulltime carer until he died in 2012, after 23 years of getting worse. Now a fulltime Toymaker and Stuffed Animal Toy restorer. Looking forward to being a Grandma soon, once daughter and husband have completed the adoption process.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your facts, Isobel. You live a really interesting life. I would love to go to India, it's been my dream for a long time. Congratulations on the future Grandma-status :)

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  18. I try to help as much as I can in my native country, the Philippines. The more I make money off my blog, which is my main source of income, the more I can help :-).

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  19. You have a heart of gold Joanna. The things you do to make the world a better place are amazing.

    My 5 facts: 1.Born in former Czechoslovakia 2.came to Canada as a refugee 3.mom of 2 boys 4.passionate baker 5.started a charity to help low income families in my community

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    1. You have a heart of gold too, Bibiana. Thank you for sharing your facts and I hope everything the best for your charity!

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