Yesterday I descended back to earth to get the last round of vaccines I need to travel. Perhaps having needles poked into my arm is what brought the importance and seriousness of this trip into tight focus. It's not about spending six days with some dear friends. It's not about visiting a country I've never been to before. It boils down to this: there are children living in extreme - EXTREME - poverty in this world. Some of them in live Ecuador. We are going to meet - to see, to smell, to listen to, to play with - precious children who are suffering from the emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and physical trauma of poverty. We are also going to see where light is shining in the darkness because of the work that Compassion is doing in their communities. Thank God for that!
I would love to know what questions you all may have about Compassion. What would you like me to find out while I'm visiting their programs in Ecuador? What would you like to see on this blog? Whether you've been a sponsor for years or you've never heard about Compassion until now, I'm going for all of us.