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A portrait of Kiwi, a Compassion alumna

Perspectives: Compassion alumni on the impact of sponsorship

What do those who were sponsored as children think of child sponsorship?

date: June 16, 2020
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Tony Beltran, Compassion Dominican Republic's National Director.

8 inspiring stories of Compassion alumni

These inspiring individuals have been released from poverty into lives of promise and purpose.

date: June 16, 2020
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A portrait of an Ethiopian doctor wearing a mask.

Good news stories: Ethiopia

In compliance with the government of Ethiopia, Compassion Ethiopia’s church partners across the country have ceased program activities at their Compassion centres, while all national office staff are working from home. Despite the closures, Compassion Ethiopia is still responding in this critical time, supporting new mothers, providing for families in need and proudly and prayerfully […]

date: April 24, 2020
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Healthcare heroes: Compassion alumni edition

Compassion empowers children to pursue their dreams and become heroes in their own communities. As you pray for healthcare workers in Canada this week, join us in also celebrating and praying for the amazing healthcare workers who are taking care of children and families across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic—like Compassion alumnus, Dr. Jose Pina from the Dominican Republic!

date: April 3, 2020
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A group of Canadian pastors in Peru.

A Canadian pastor shares about seeing God’s compassion for children in poverty

This trip was eye-opening, heart-breaking, mission-inspiring and partnership-affirming.

date: February 20, 2020
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A group of students throw their graduation hats in the air.

The future is bright when kids in poverty get education

In this article: How education inspires students in poverty to dream. How education helps students move forward from trauma. How education jumpstarts remarkable careers for students living in poverty. ____ Heading back to school in September is a given for the vast majority of children and youth in Canada. It’s certainly easy to take education […]

date: September 19, 2019
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Why sponsor as a person of colour?

My first time “going home” was to visit the Compassion child my family sponsors, in the summer of 2011. Take “going home” loosely, because the Philippines was never my home. But it was and is the home of my family, and so, as with many first-generation Canadians, the Philippines came to mean some semblance of home […]

date: May 2, 2019
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3 young Rwandans pursue peace after genocide

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” -Matthew 5:9 _____ *Warning: This account contains disturbing details of violence. It’s been 25 years since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, and though time has passed, the people of Rwanda will never be the same. The genocide was started in April of 1994 […]

date: March 29, 2019
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Miriam is pictured here in her uniform - a camoflauge top and green pants. She is wearing a hat. She is smilimg at the camera and saluting, and there are trees in the background.

Policewoman rises to shatter police injustice

There she stands, daringly in a uniform rarely worn by a woman—one hand behind her back, one firmly by her head. In her eyes there is a flicker of hope for the change that is about to come. For the history she is making. A smile curls from her lips—she is a change maker. This […]

date: March 7, 2019
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The great ultimatum: Teen chooses between deadly gang life and Jesus

“I was not supposed to live,” says Samuel. “No one gets out of the gangs without paying a price.” _____ Samuel* grew up in a poor urban community in El Salvador with his mom and older sister. Everyone was friendly and seemed to know one another. But most parents had to leave early for work […]

date: January 17, 2019
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