1. Alejandro's Story | Changing Lives in the Dominican Republic

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    You hear a lot about child sponsorship programs, but rarely do you get to see a moment captured like this: the child and his mom find out someone has chosen to sponsor them. This is the story of how one girl and her family changed a little boy's life in the Dominican Republic through the gift of an education. You can change a child's life too. Visit doulosdiscovery.org/support/sponsorship to learn how! Filmed, edited and produced by Katy Steele. Music by Chris Zabriskie: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/

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    • Visiting Yididiya, my sponsored child from Compassion International

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      This is a short clip of my arriving at Yididiya's home in 2013. It had been a full year and several letter exchanges since we had last seen one another. The home visits mission teams make are always some of the most impactful and memorable times on these trips. Looking at this video, I am still surprised at how much she looks like she could be my biological daughter. As far as skin color goes, she is lighter than myself. Here hair has not hint of racial mixture to it. Though she looks a lot different than her peers, she is accepted amongst them. Their dressing in their western-looking best for this visit, gives one the impression they are not as poor as they actually are. I know better as I have heard their story through a translator. Because she was abandoned by her Ukrainian husband while 3 months pregnant with Yididiya, Genet was left in a desperate situation trying to figure out how she would survive and take care of her child. Today, like so many of the families in Nazret, her and mother, Genet, live in a mini-community "compound" with a tin "gate" as an entrance. They are fortunate because there are about 12 families living their - which creates some aspect of safety in amidst the crime, prostitution and drug challenged area in which they live. The well-kept 10 x 18 room room they call home doubles as a place where Genet is trying to begin a hair styling business. Since child got sponsored, Genet has been taking hair styling classes and working of getting her GED finished. Thus the hair style posters on the outer wall. I had no idea as to the ripple affect of sponsorship. Enjoy

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      • South Bay Church Ethiopia 2012

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        Here is a recap from South Bay Church's 2012 mission trip to Nazret, Ethiopia. This was our second time visiting our partner church, Nazret Emmanuel United Church. We also spent time with several hundred children in the Compassion International project hosted at the church.

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        • Sponsoring Smiles

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          • Julian Alum - Former Compassion International Child: The impact of her sponsor's letters to her were life-changing.

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            Not long after her father's death, God brought sponsors into 8 year old Julian's life through Compassion International. She not only grew up under the loving care of her single mother and the Compassion project in her Ugandan town, but by God's grace and many encouraging letters from her USA based sponsors, she thrived in school and was admitted to Compassion's Leadership Development Program for college students. She eventually attended Baylor University with a Masters in Social Work. She will be returning to Uganda to work in a related field. I asked Julian to share how letters from her sponsor helped her as she was growing up as a child in such impoverished and difficult conditions.

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            • Better Together - Arod's Story

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              This is the story of a visit by Dan Holcomb to the home of Arod in Dodoma, Tanzania. Dan and his family sponsor Arod through the Lahash Sponsorship Program. More at www.lahash.org/sponsorship

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              • Edrine Video Update

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                • Laxmi iphone update

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                  • Child Sponsorship - India

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                    • Global Outreach Haiti Child Sponsorship

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                      Sponsoring a child can be one of the greatest rewards in your life. Please take time to watch this short video. If you feel led to play a part in the life of one of these precious children please contact our Sponsorship Program Administrator, Becky Ivy by email: jandbivy@gmail.com

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