The team I’m with in Ecuador had the privilege of spending the morning with Fernando and Liseth Puga. Fernando is the Director of Compassion International in Ecuador. To put that in persepctive, he oversees the organization that cares for 43,000 children!

Fernando, while talking with us, quoted his wife: “You never eat a fish full of salt–even though the fish lives its life in salt water. Our goal at Compassion is to have children–who even though they are living in poverty–poverty is not living in them.”

Our goal as Christ-followers should be to immerse ourselves in the world as deeply as possible, but not allow the world to be in us.