Thursday, November 17, 2011


Many of you follow A Holy Experience, the incredibly poetic Ann Voskamp's heart-stirring blog. She's had me absolutely captivated this week as she spent a few days with other bloggers visiting Ecuador for Compassion International.

Her posts have been raw, devastating, gut-wrenching, beautiful, hopeful, and engaging. I highly encourage you to read her entire Compassion journey, although these two particular posts have been crossing through my thoughts and dreams ever since I first read them.

Both posts made me cry. A lot. And both posts have me asking a lot of tough questions of myself and God. I don't know why, but I wanted to share those stories with you. I don't think I've ever been so moved by two young children whom I've never met.


  1. Me too, friend. I know God wants me to spend myself on behalf of the hungry (lonely, oppressed, orphaned). Show me how, Lord!

  2. Thank you.
    I sat and read of the 15 yr boy. bawling. As I am 3/4 the way through, my little Hope walks silently up to my chair and lays her head on my leg. more bawling.
    Beautiful post. Thank you wonderful friend...God is moving...