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Thailand

Posted in Compassion International, Family, Places with tags , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2010 by Juli Jarvis

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So glad to have spent some time with all our kids recently

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It was a great birthday celebration with this wonderful daughter, Sarah:

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Then I got to travel to Asia with this Aerospace/Bio Engineer and our Commercial Pilot/World Traveler Son!

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I’m so glad we got to attend this special LDP graduation in Thailand!

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Our sweet LDP student — Siriporn — whom we’ve sponsored since she was eight!  What a delightful young lady!  And she’s every bit as special as I had imagined!

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We had so many special moments together!  She said my hug reminded her of hugging her mom!  🙂

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I not only got to spend Mother’s Day with two of our own kids, but also with Siriporn and her mom!  This sweet lady became a Christian through Siriporn’s involvement with Compassion.

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We got to do silly stuff together, like this:

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And we got to have this wild adventure:

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Chris and Sarah on the back of an elephant:

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Upcoming Trip to Thailand

Posted in Compassion International, Places with tags , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2010 by Juli Jarvis

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We’re actually going to travel to Thailand next week!  Woohoo!

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This is one of the unsponsored kids I hope to be able to hug in person!

Napaporn Inta

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Also this child — Winai.  I’m thankful he’s been chosen to receive a sponsor.

Winai Jankaew

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Also this young boy — I noticed in his bio that he has no mother, and has to care for small children in the home.  This boy needs to be in school, and his family needs the support that sponsorship will give all of them.  I’m thankful he’s been chosen to receive a sponsor.

Wichian Karaboon

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This is the final unsponsored child I hope to meet next week.  Jakkritt is in kindergarten and also enjoys all the activities at the Compassion project — soccer, bicycling and group games.  But he has no sponsor yet.  I’m actively looking for sponsors for all four of these kids.

Jakkritt Oonyaw

Thanks even in the Crisis

Posted in Compassion International, Friends, God, Health, Nature, Places, Scriptures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2010 by Juli Jarvis

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Although the earthquake in Haiti is a devastating event, and the country will be rebuilding for years to come, there are some positive things for which we can be thankful.  For one, our prayer is not for a restored Haiti (to return to what it was before the earthquake), but for a new Haiti (better than it has been in these last 200 years).  I think this is possible in God’s hands, although it may be a long time coming.  Jerusalem was 49 years in rebuilding after its destruction (Daniel 9:25), but God was Present and working the whole time.

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We do not need to despair over tragedies such as we’ve seen in Haiti, for God is still on the throne, and He brings good and beautiful things even out of sadness.  Haitian people have been worshipping in the streets, and sharing what little they have with one another.  The world is finally responding to Haiti’s needs, too.

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Prayer is a very real, effective and vital ministry of the church.  Still, we are not “in control” — and for that I am thankful.  God is in control and this world is not the end of our existence.

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A Haitian Christian lawyer/friend of Wess Stafford’s was pulled out alive from the rubble of his office.

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God has been giving me so many special scriptures throughout the week, related to Haiti.  We can have complete peace and assurance in times like this!

“Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.  We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”  –1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (NIV)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.   — James 1:2-3 (NIV)

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  –Romans 8:37

Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.  — Philippinas 1:12 (NIV)

When He has brought out all His own, He goes on ahead of them, and His sheep follow Him because they know His voice.  — John 10:4

Be still, and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.  The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. — Psalm 46:10

But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.  O Israel, put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore.  — Psalm 131:2-3

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Believers & children who have died in the earthquake are home with the Lord!  I saw children being pulled out of the rubble — either by relief workers or by angels, bearing them gently away to Heavenly places.  This is not just a image in my mind; it’s true!

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Compassion staff members from the Dominican Republic have been helping powerfully with relief efforts.  I’m thankful for my friend, Cris, who works for Complimentary Interventions such as this in the DR.

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Ephraim, my Haitian friend, and employee for Compassion, is safe!

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Dan Woolley, whom I’ve worked with a bit in the past, was rescued safely from the rubble!

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All 74 of the Compassion Haiti country office staff are accounted for and safe!  This is nothing short of miraculous!  I believe these and many of the sponsored children and Leadership Development students will step up to lead and direct Haiti, under God’s direction, into a much brighter future.

My Children in Haiti

Posted in General with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by Juli Jarvis

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Josue — completed his sponsorship in 2002 — was in Port-au-Prince the last I heard.

Please pray for Josue and his family.  I’m grateful for ministries like Compassion that will be doing all they can to help the survivors, treat the injured, and raise up leaders to make decisions for the future.

Josue & Juli in 2002

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Enold — the young man I currently sponsor in Haiti — and Josue’s little brother.  These boys’ father is a pastor, and he walks 4 1/2 hours every Saturday to get to his church on the island of La Gonave.

Enold

Miscellaneous

Posted in Compassion International, Family, General with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2009 by Juli Jarvis

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Artwork by a sponsored Compassion child

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Learning to quilt!

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Babies are so sweet!

Baby

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Meaningful artwork on the carillon at Kansas University

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The bell tower at my Alma Mater that I used to play

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Compassion Advocate’s Conference

Posted in Compassion International, Friends with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2009 by Juli Jarvis

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Jesus welcomes the little children to come unto Him

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Some of the wonderful Advocates on my team — Autumn, Mindy and Carly

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Silly times with Caitlin

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New friendships among the Child Advocates — Sarah & Carly

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Special friends like Cris — from Compassion’s country office in the Dominican Republic

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Beauty

Posted in Animals, Compassion International, God, Nature, Places, Scriptures with tags , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2009 by Juli Jarvis

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My records show I’ve gotten 507 children sponsored; Compassion’s records show 516.  Woohoo!  And who are these extra children whose names I don’t know?

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Great views in the Big Horns

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Late summer flowers

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A beautiful sunset over the Big Horns

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A great place for devotions — I was discouraged and sensed God’s call to me to “come away” to the mountains.  He clearly met me there and brightened my spirits, too.

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