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Glory and poverty

I look out the bus and to my left, I see the ocean flash its shades of turquoise and blue. On my right, lush, green hills. Glory. Absolute, beautiful glory. I imagine the Garden of Eden couldn’t have looked much different than Haiti. Then the pristine landscape is interrupted by shacks and dirt. Mounds of […]

date: October 8, 2015
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A tribute to tutors

Everyone remembers their favourite teacher. Aside from our parents, teachers are the adults we spend the most time with from a very young age. We may only have a teacher for one school year, but we remember the ones who invest in us, who help us to learn, dream and prepare for the future. Teachers can have a […]

date: October 5, 2015
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Bringing gifts: blessing your Compassion child

You’re off to meet your Compassion child! But what gifts should you bring? Along with your presence, any gift you bring will become a prized possession. Here are some ideas: Toys & activities Give a soccer ball and pump—your child will become the community hero! Art activities will be fun to do with your child, and […]

date: September 30, 2015
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Toys around the world

My daughter just had her fourth birthday and, with Christmas only a few months away, there has been a lot of talk in my house about toys! Faced with the barrage of options available to us, it can be refreshing to see how kids in other parts of the world have fun, no matter their circumstances. […]

date: September 21, 2015
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Why does Compassion help teen moms?

You might notice that many of the moms Compassion helps through the Child Survival Program are young. That’s because teenage mothers are some of the most in need around the world: Teenage mothers are at greater risk of dying from pregnancy-related causes. In fact, it’s the second highest cause of death for girls between 15 […]

date: May 7, 2015
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What does sponsorship have to do with social justice?

Today is World Day of Social Justice. According to the United Nations, “We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.” You might […]

date: February 20, 2015
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Fighting for freedom

Human traffickers go for the weak and the vulnerable—those they don’t think have anyone to speak up for them. That’s what happened to Daniela*. Daniela’s mother left her seven years ago. She lives in her grandmother’s crowded house with her father, three siblings and several other relatives. And although 19-year-old Daniela has been sponsored since […]

date: January 11, 2015
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The impact of polygamy

Traveling to Monduli Juu village from Arusha, Tanzania, I pass through the Monduli Mountains, thick with forest.  The forest makes this remote village cold and windy. The people here are from the Maasai tribe and live in traditional boma—a group of huts made from sticks and dung and surrounded by a fence of thickets to […]

date: November 28, 2014
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Advocating for Children Around the World—And in Canada

I’m a firm believer that children are the greatest strategy of the Church. Children are created in God’s image and they are valuable to God—as valuable as any adult. If we look at the heart of Christ, we see the value He placed on children. In the gospels, He talked to His followers about becoming […]

date: June 26, 2014
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A life beyond the sugarcane fields

The sun burns the back of Eliseo’s neck as he raises his machete and swings. He tosses the severed sugarcane stalk onto a pile he’s already cut, wipes the sweat from his eyes and hacks another. He’s been at it for hours but can’t rest yet. He has a family to provide for and he […]

date: June 12, 2014
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