Compassion Wednesday: How You and I Will Change the World


UPDATE as of 4/4/2016

This project is no longer active. While it did not pan out, I am grateful for those who had submitted, things did not work out to get this book together. However, I am working on a story that I will still publish and have all proceeds go directly to Compassion International. Stay tuned.

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You and I are going to change the world.

Yes – Change the World!

Forget about all those other resolutions and plans you had for this year – because changing the world is big and everything else will pale in comparison.

How are we going to do it?

By doing something.

I wanted to post just a video of Matthew West’s song about doing something, but then I came across this one. I think it speaks for itself.

But don’t worry – I’m not going to ask you to start an orphanage in Uganda or South Sudan or Burkina Faso, unless you want to do that.

I’m asking you to write.

It’s what you like to do anyway, right?

Why not put that passion for stories toward a tangible way that you can start changing the world?

I may have mentioned, a time or two, but I’m putting together a book.

Not just any book – but a book about Hope that will help bring Hope to children and communities all over the world.

It’s going to be a powerful book.

Really powerful.

And, you’re the one who’ll make it powerful.

I need your short story – that one that’s been rattling up there in your head waiting to leap out and inspire someone. The one that shows hope breaking through darkness and despair.

The one that, when you let yourself think about it, makes you want to pump your fist in the air and shout:


That story. Send it to me.

The book will be about 10 stories when complete. 10 stories of hope. Some fiction, some non-fiction. All full of hope.

Make them suitable for children to read – around 9 – 13 years old. But make it so that everyone else will want to read it, too. Because it’s that good. A story parents will read to their children at night. A story that your brother or sister or cousin or coworker will want to read to themselves.

It’ll change the world because every penny of the royalties will go directly to Compassion International.

They are actually doing tangible things that are changing the world. Little by little, but it is happening.

So, what do you say? You in?

Me and You, You and Me – Superheroes. Changing the World. Telling the darkness that hope will not die, and hope will win.

Come on. You know you want to.

  • February 28, 2017 is the deadline. Click on the menu and find Compassion Book Project Submissions.
  • PDF or Word docs (Open office works, too) – 12 pt Times New Roman, double spaced.

And no, you do not have to wear a cape or a skintight suit – I’ll know you’re a superhero. So will the world.


I’m going to talk about this book for awhile – even after it’s published. I want to make the most impact we can. This is for real. This is how we change the world.

If you don’t write, but still want to change the world, there’s a link at the bottom of my front page (click on the Home tab) that says Sponsor A Child – click on the picture. You can be the hero of a child today. You don’t have to wait.


I would love to discuss this story and more with you. You can Contact me through email, or Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.

Need a good story? Join my New story Email Group and get my two Scifi short stories as a gift!

Or join my Developing Story Email Group and be in the know of new and developing stories.

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