Mark your calendar!

Danita PetersonWomen of Compassion


Are you ready for that at your house? We are also very near to entering a whole new year! Are you ready to welcome in 2017? If you are like me, you are already putting dates on the new calendar and considering all that the new year holds for your heart and home.… Read More

On mission with Women of Compassion

Danita PetersonWomen of Compassion

Come with us to Guatemala!

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes and Orphan’s Heart are once again partnering to create a special Women of Compassion mission trip.

The trip is scheduled for November 5-11 and will be a wonderful opportunity for our Women of Compassion to build relationships with each other, see the beautiful country of Guatemala and make a difference in the lives of children being cared for at the Malnutrition Center in San Juan, Guatemala.… Read More

Bloom where you are planted!

Danita PetersonWomen of Compassion

Have you ever heard the expression “Bloom where you are planted?”

Stop and think about what that really means. In my mind, it means be your best no matter where God has you.

Sometimes we are planted in sandy soil, and we are just not getting the nutrients we need to be fed. Sometimes we are planted in soil that is fertile, where growth and beauty seem effortless.… Read More

What is your story?

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This February 26, join women from across the state and be inspired to help one more child.  Enjoy fellowship.  Stories of hope.  Stories of faith.  Stories of disappointment.

Stories that have been rewritten!

Click to find out more.… Read More

Deep roots, broken branches and a few nuts

Danita PetersonNews, Women of Compassion

Held together by the grace of God

My family tree has deep roots, some broken branches, and a few nuts and fruits hanging on for dear life! (Yes, I might be one of the nuts.) My biological family tree includes a mother who was an orphan – abandoned by her parents as a child but raised by godly Christian grandparents who held the limb together by the grace of God.… Read More

WOC Dedicate Hayden’s House

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Hayden’s House
At the 2015 annual event, the Women of Compassion giving society voted to fund the construction of a home for the administrator of the Malnutrition Center in Guatemala. The home was to be named “Hayden’s House” in honor of Hayden Hitchcock.

Christina and Mary-Nanette

Last month, I was blessed to have the opportunity to travel to Guatemala with a team from Orphan’s Heart and Women of Compassion.… Read More

Women of Compassion Annual Event

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The theme for our 2016 event is “Rewritten: His story, Your life,” based on the scripture from Psalm 139:16, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” What a huge truth with lots of layers, but underneath is God’s sovereignty in all things and His great love for each of us individually.… Read More

Women of Compassion Shine!

Danita PetersonWomen of Compassion

Having a true heart of compassion
Have you ever felt stretched? Your calendar is full. You hear about a need or a story that touches you. The tender tug on your heart nudges you to get more involved, yet you push it away with excuses. Perfectly good excuses. I’m already involved. I already give. I don’t have any more time to spare.… Read More

A Woman of Compassion Speaks

Danita PetersonWomen of Compassion

Reflecting back
As I sit here and reflect on August of last year, I am in awe at how present God is in our lives. My husband, Gary, and I were not prepared for the phone call that would inform us that our middle child and only son was fighting for his life after sustaining a traumatic brain injury from a four wheeler accident.… Read More