Ecuador 2016

Join Compassion Bloggers beginning January 31 for our first trip of 2016. We will visit Compassion children and centers that have overcome unimaginable odds. We’ll share the journey through story and photos.
INTRODUCING SOMETHING NEW: This trip is different from our previous trips because each blogger is bringing their son. See poverty and Compassion’s work through …

Our Trips: Ecuador 2016

About This Trip January 31 — February 5, 2016

Join Compassion Bloggers beginning January 31 for our first trip of 2016. We will visit Compassion children and centers that have overcome unimaginable odds. We’ll share the journey through story and photos.

INTRODUCING SOMETHING NEW: This trip is different from our previous trips because each blogger is bringing their son. See poverty and Compassion’s work through the eyes of our bloggers and their children.

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We drew it out as long as possible, slipping through the doors into the thick buzz of night. The bus made its way along the highway, headlights streaming, street lamps glowing, and I kept catching the sense that I was already home – a flash of light in my jar, then gone again.

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where my enough ends {#compassionbloggers}

First, I want to thank you all for the comments you left Corbett. He has read them all – it thrilled my heart that you guys took the time to write him specifically. Thank you!

Last week, I sat at the Compassion headquarters in Ecuador listening to the Country Director share with us. He explained many of the ‘business’ aspects of Compassion. How they pick where they work, when they move out of a place, the financial integrity of the organization and countless other facts that I scribbled down quickly. I tend to be a bit cynical by nature. However, after last week I could write a whole post on all the ways Compassion completely blew my mind as an organization, but that is for another day.

As he spoke, he made an quick reference to a quote by Wess Stafford (former President of Compassion).

“The opposite of poverty isn’t wealth, the opposite of poverty is enough.” ~ Wess Stafford

Mic drop.

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“The opposite of poverty isn’t wealth, the opposite of poverty is enough.”

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The Means and The End {Compassion Bloggers Trip Ecuador 2016, Day 6}

It’s another average start to another ordinary week. But something isn’t quite the same today. My mind is here in New Mexico, but a piece of my heart is still in Ecuador.

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I cried a puddle of tears yesterday during church. I suppose it was one part exhaustion, and one part eager for the Lord to return…because the effects of this broken world is sometimes just too much. I’m talking about all the poverty and hurt I saw in Ecuador last week…but I also mean right here on our familiar turf…the poverty of a people who are depleted of joy and sacrifice in the running after other gods.

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Hope

There are a great many things I adore about Emily. Her wisdom is one of them. A few months ago she shared about how there is always room at the table and I haven’t forgotten about it since. In fact, those words have bubbled up as I have been in Ecuador.

This whole land has felt like one big table set by God and I am still trying to hold that He invited me to it. This is one of the stories He invited me into:

Today Shannan, Calvin (her son) and I trekked up a steep dirt path to get to you, Ana.

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a guest post by corbett campbell {#compassionbloggers}

Guest posts are pretty rare on this blog, mainly because I am not organized enough to manage it! Today I have a very special guest post – my oldest son is sharing about his experience in Ecuador. This is his first time to write on my blog! He is a researcher – he likes facts, statistics, black & white. I encouraged him in the process of sharing all the facts that his mind is processing to also share how those facts have impacted him. He is a pretty straight forward guy and I gave him free reign in what he wrote about and what pictures he chose (I was so very tempted to crop my talking face out of one pic!).  It is an honor to have his thoughts and perspective shared here today. (and yes…we chose to let him share his name in the process)


Hi, I’m Corbett. I have had the amazing honor of being on this trip with my friends Caleb, Calvin, our media guy Sam, our moms, Bri our trip leader, and our amazing translators Andrea, Jairo and Pauli.  This post is about my experience in Ecuador and Compassion International.

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What Every Mama Dreams {Compassion Bloggers Trip Ecuador 2016, Day 4} »

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If I Have Gingham But Have Not Love »

El Roi: The God Who Sees Them {Compassion Bloggers Trip Ecuador 2016, Day 3} »

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Stay - Ecuador, Day 2 »

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He Is Able and We Are Willing {Compassion Bloggers Ecuador 2016 DAY 1} »

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