Clothed with Compassion

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Last year, I had the privilege of becoming a Board Member of Map International. If you aren’t familiar with MAP International’s work around the world, you should be. In 2016, MAP distributed $500 Million of…

Powered by Compassion

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ~ Albert Schweitzer It’s finally here! Today, I am traveling to Cambodia on a humanitarian mission trip with a group of twenty people from Trinity Church, Miami, Florida. This will be my 35th humanitarian mission trip. Our…

Somewhat Impossible

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” ~ Bob Goff The Children of Inmates (COI) program just celebrated its 10 year anniversary. It’s surreal to think about everything that has transpired over the last ten years.…

Sustainable Compassion

“So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.” ~ Florence Nightingale, English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. Over the last 16 years, I have been involved in developing and implementing social…

Giving the Gift of Sustainability

“Vision without action is just a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” ~ Joel A. Barker I have been involved in developing and implementing social service programs for the last sixteen years. In faith-based settings, these types of programs are categorized as “compassion ministries”. Typically in…

Practicing Practical Compassion

“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.” ~ Daniel Goleman November marks the 100th consecutive month that the Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI) leadership team has been meeting together on the first Thursday of the month. Over the last 8 plus years, our COI team has…

The Shoe That Grows in Cambodia

Update: Since I first published this post in October, a generous donor established a matching grant of up to $3,000 for our The Shoe that Grows Fundraiser. With the addition of the matching grant, we have now raised $6,100 of our $9,000 goal! Would you consider helping us obtain this matching grant? My grandson Noah…