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Five tips to conquer a fear of public speaking

Our amazing volunteers share their wisdom on speaking up for children in poverty. We are so inspired by the many Canadians who share Compassion with their friends, churches or other groups. Their choice makes such a lasting difference in the lives of so many children! But we know it takes some courage—public speaking is many […]

date: February 7, 2018
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This family made an offer on a home $150,000 below the highest bid. And they got it.

We love that we are able to be part of the ministry of so many amazing Canadians! Here is just one of your stories that inspired us this year. After returning from a mission trip in Uganda and meeting their Compassion child, the Soh family in Oakville, Ontario, felt convicted that it was time to […]

date: January 12, 2018
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A devoted volunteer says, “Look for those in need.”

We couldn’t do what we do at Compassion without our volunteers. At our office in London, Ontario, the work of about two full-time staff is completed by volunteers! They sort through all of the precious letters you send so they can be quickly sent off to your sponsored child. These volunteers give their time freely […]

date: October 26, 2017
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How well do you understand poverty?

Gaining a deeper understanding of God’s perspective on poverty can make a huge difference.

date: September 28, 2017
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Why do you volunteer?

April is Volunteer Month. (Woohoo! Hooray! Toot toot!) Have we told you lately how much we love our volunteers? Without volunteers, Compassion simply wouldn’t be able to help nearly as many children living in poverty. Volunteers in our field countries give their time at Compassion centres at local churches to care for children. And volunteers […]

date: April 6, 2017
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Can a 10-year-old change the world?

We recently heard from one of our supporters, 10-year-old Joshua from Quebec. After becoming a sponsor several years ago, Joshua decided he wanted to share with his fifth grade class about how they, too, can change the world. Here’s the inspiring presentation Joshua gave to his class in December. I’ve decided I’m going to tell […]

date: January 5, 2017
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Childhood is not a waiting room

Often, people think of childhood as a waiting period until “real” life begins. But we know that God can use people at any stage of life to do great things for Him. With their unselfconscious boldness and innocent faith, children and youth can glorify God in surprising and significant ways. We’ve been so blessed to […]

date: December 15, 2016
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The kids trading bottles—for wells

The Butt children spend an hour every morning studying their Bibles and every night at the Beer Store. It all started five years ago when their family faced some unexpected financial difficulties. Roy and Angela Butt of Aurora, Ontario, had always been generous, sponsoring a child with Compassion each time one of their four children […]

date: November 4, 2016
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8 Reasons Why Your Family Should Do Step Into My Shoes

There is a lot of brokenness, pain, poverty and suffering in our world. Raising a young family in the midst of it all can be scary, intimidating and challenging—never mind talking to your kids about all of that brokenness. Where would we even start? How could we ever help our children understand when we hardly […]

date: September 7, 2016
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Put the Fun into Fundraising!

The sun is hot, the days are long and school is out. It’s summer! And everyone is eager to experience the joys those summer months can bring. Late-night bonfires, camping and beach days are a lot of fun…but making a difference for someone in need can be, too! A great way to do this is by hosting a fundraising event, which—believe it […]

date: June 1, 2016
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