Advent Wreath Craft

This Christmas, we are providing some simple crafts for families, individuals, or groups of friends to do together. We believe that Christmas is a time to focus not on stuff, but on being together and celebrating the Christ Child who made this season what it is. Here is the second of those crafts: The Season of Advent is just about here and it’s a great time to get prepared so that we can enjoy the season without distractions. This Advent Wreath DIY is simple to make and is fairly inexpensive. SIMPLE ADVENT WREATH DIY Let’s start out with the supply list you’ll need to make this advent wreath. I have… Read More

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Giving Manger Craft

This Christmas, we are providing some simple crafts for families, individuals, or groups of friends to do together. We believe that Christmas is a time to focus not on stuff, but on being together and celebrating the Christ Child who made this season what it is. Here is the first of those crafts:   COMPASSION CHRISTMAS CRAFT This craft can be used as an advent tool to focus the whole family on the aspect of giving to Jesus our love and service in gratitude for God’s amazing gift of love to us. It is called in some places the Giving Manger. As followers of Jesus, we all strive to keep… Read More

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China

Over the years, we have been a part of placing Bibles into the hands of Christians, Pastors, and Evangelists all over the world. In total, Compassion Radio, with the support of our listeners and supporters, has helped place half a million Bibles! In the years that Norm Nelson was the president of Compassion Radio, many of these were directed towards China. This year, we are partnering with Bibles For The World to place Bibles into the hands of Chinese believers. This ministry is one of the premier Bible placement and literacy outreaches on the planet. They have vigorous and consistent evangelistic outreach in over 100 countries. They print and distribute… Read More

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South Africa

Door of Hope, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, is one of our longest-running partnerships, spanning two decades. Door of Hope is a ministry that rescues, cares for, and loves children that were abandoned by their mothers for any of a number of reasons, including AIDS and poverty. Partnering with this amazing ministry, Compassion Radio partners purchased a beautiful suburban home to house and lovingly nurture infants who have been rescued from abandonment in garbage dumpsters in and around the Berea and Hillbrow areas. More than 1500 babies have been rescued thus far through “Door of Hope.” The majority of the babies have been adopted or fostered within the country by… Read More

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August Project: Community Baptist Church Noel, MO

This Month’s Special Project: Community Baptist Church – Noel, MO This month, we are partnering with Community Baptist Church in Noel, Missouri to support their local outreach to immigrant communities in their town. Through your generous donations, Compassion Radio is providing Community Baptist with a new church sign that reflects the service times for their three immigrant congregations: the Chuukese from Micronesia, the Spanish language service, and the Karen from Eastern Burma/Western Thailand. This vibrant and growing church is already reaching out to other people groups around them and hoping to plant even more churches among other immigrant communities. One people group they are actively reaching out to is the… Read More

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International Day for the Unreached

In Acts 1, Jesus spoke his final words on earth to his faithful followers. These men had walked for years alongside the one whom they were just beginning to understand was their Lord and God. Jesus’ last words on earth still reverberate across the earth, today. His Lordship is still expanding, as heart after heart turns to him in every generation. “He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria,… Read More

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Sri Lanka: Pain, Retaliation, and Prayer

Less than a week ago, I sat here contemplating the similarities between the burning of Notre Dame, the arson of three black churches in Louisiana, and the torching of bibles in India. This week, I am beginning to wonder when stories of churches being destroyed and religious minorities being threatened will stop dominating the headlines. On Easter Sunday, over 300 people were killed by six coordinated suicide bombings across the island nation of Sri Lanka. The stories that have followed the headlines include details about the pained and complicated Sri Lankan history that paints the backdrop of this current crisis. From the early 1980s until only a decade ago, Sri… Read More

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We Are Left With The Cross

Fire is on my mind as I scroll through image after image of the grand Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France crumbling into a burning heap on the banks of the Seine. Centuries of history, religion, and tradition have been lost in the blaze and the world mourns along with Parisians who have gathered on an island in the Seine to grieve and weep together. NBC news reports that a majority of the artifacts, artwork, and other relics were saved. This, of course, comes as a relief to many who call themselves Catholics, Christians, or simply admirers of the history housed there. As the world presses into Paris’ loss, many… Read More

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Venezuela: A Prayerful Look

Although it has only recently received extensive coverage in western media, the economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is not new. AP reports that according to the UN, there were over 3 million Venezuelan refugees around the world as of November 2018. That number is expected to reach 5.3 million by the end of 2019. Where did this crisis come from? Why has the media only recently begun to take notice? And how can we, as Christians, think and pray about it? Nicolas Maduro became president of Venezuela in 2013 when Hugo Chavez died. Maduro very narrowly won the national election by less than 2 percentage points. The economy was… Read More

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Christchurch

This morning, I wake up with the heavy knowledge that my Muslim brothers and sisters are mourning. And the urgency of knowing that their pain is likely only to increase if we, the church, do not turn our eyes and hearts towards them.   On Friday, March 15th, a young Australian man named Brenton Tarrant opened fire in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 people and wounding 50 more. In the larger of the two mosques, Masjid al Noor, over 40 people were shot and killed within six minutes. He then moved on to the Linwood mosque, where over 100 Muslim worshipers were gathered for Friday Jumu’ah (prayer… Read More

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