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Proverbs 22:6 - Train a child in the way he should go...

Compassion Week - Day 3

I want to be a policeman when I grow up. I want to be a doctor. I want to be a teacher. I want to be a scientist. These were just several of the future aspirations we heard from children today at the Compassion project site in Ecuador. These aspirations are not now out of reach for these children, who without Compassion would not have access to even basic necessities. These children attend Bible classes each day and are introduced to Jesus Christ, who they call Jesucristo. Most of the children have been saved and profess Jesucristo as their Lord and Savior. In any language, what a beautiful Name!

-Carl, Steward,

Proverbs 22:6
NIV Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it.
KJV Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
NASBTrain up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6


A solid Biblical foundation is the key to properly raising a child. While a child could stray from this teaching later in life, the usual result is a life deeply rooted in the Word of God. Henry Ward Beecher writes,"It is not hard to make a child or a tree grow right if you train them when they're young, but to make them straighten out after you've allowed things to go wrong is not an easy matter."

Proverbs 22:2 - Rich and poor have this in common...

Compassion Week - Day 2

Today the Compassion team and I saw some of the poorest of the poor in Ecuador. We visited in the actual homes of mothers and infants enrolled in the Compassion Child Survival Program. The homes were not tenable by American standards; there were holes in the roof, cardboard boxes patching up holes in the walls, no electricity, and no running water or indoor plumbing. These mothers and children live in extreme poverty, but they are so full of love and thankfulness that God meets all their needs. More to come tomorrow...

-Carl, Steward,
Proverbs 22:2
NIV Rich and poor have this in common:
The LORD is the Maker of them all.
KJV The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
NASBThe rich and the poor have a common bond,
The LORD is the maker of them all.
Proverbs 22:2


What is the difference between the rich and poor? Nothing but circumstances. Though each of us is unique, we were all created by the same Creator. And while the world judges by the outward appearance, the Lord judges the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)

Photo from today's Compassion Ecuador trip