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Stop for the one

Danielle Strickland’s Tale of Two.


Danielle Strickland

We caught up with Danielle Strickland, to discuss God's heart for justice and why she sponsors Emerson in Haiti.

 

 

"Jesus stops for the one, he teaches about the one, he engages the one, he heals the one ... the kingdom works one at a time. That's just the process - the lost son, the lost coin, the lost sheep. This is the nature of God Himself. 

I think that's one of the most powerful things about the model of Compassion. is that it's one child. So rather than just an issue that we're all going to fight together, which poverty is still and issue and we still will fight it systemically. But it's got a name and a face, there's a person here. And the one matters to God. The one lost child matters to the Lord. 

There's something profound in a world that tries to blur everybody into one thing to say no, God cares about the one. That's the kingdom model.

... I can send [my sponsored child] Emerson to school ... I can give Emerson a meal. Maybe by the time Emerson is educated and fed and grows up, maybe he'll be the one that changes the world.

We have this kingdom principle which is stop for the one."



WORDS : Danielle Strickland

PHOTOS : Compassion UK


 

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I have long been influenced by the story of a little boy throwing one of many thousands of star fish washed up in a storm. The boy was picking them up one at a time & throwing them back in the water. A man said you are wasting your time there are 1000's what difference can you make. The boy picking another one up and returning it to the sea said, it made a great difference for that one. God calls us to care for all and take action for the one /s he brings us in contact with by His Spirit. Compassion's work is amazing, thank you. .
10 February 2016 |  Author : john howell

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I agree wholeheartedly with Danielle on this. We can't change the whole world at once - only one soul at a time. We don't know what we are sowing into these children's lives, but our Heavenly Father knows.
10 February 2016 |  Author : Heather Wilcox
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I have long been influenced by the story of a little boy throwing one of many thousands of star fish washed up in a storm. The boy was picking them up one at a time & throwing them back in the water. A man said you are wasting your time there are 1000's what difference can you make. The boy picking another one up and returning it to the sea said, it made a great difference for that one. God calls us to care for all and take action for the one /s he brings us in contact with by His Spirit. Compassion's work is amazing, thank you. .
10 February 2016 |  Author : john howell

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I agree wholeheartedly with Danielle on this. We can't change the whole world at once - only one soul at a time. We don't know what we are sowing into these children's lives, but our Heavenly Father knows.
10 February 2016 |  Author : Heather Wilcox
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