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6 piñata celebrations around the world

Have you ever celebrated a birthday party by smashing a piñata with your friends and family? You’re not the only one! One popular way Compassion children celebrate big events is through lively events featuring colourful piñatas. Take a look at some of our favourites! ____ 1. Nicaragua At the annual Christmas party at this Compassion […]

date: August 16, 2019
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A group of Chachi children play on a pile of tires.

This local church is partnering with a local indigenous tribe to preserve their native language and protect their land from environmental pollution

August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year’s theme is “Indigenous Languages”. (United Nations) The stories of the world’s indigenous tribes are diverse and varied. Many of Compassion’s local church partners around the world have the privilege of working with children and families from indigenous groups. They are able to […]

date: August 8, 2019
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Children in colourful traditional dress run through a field.

Who is my (indigenous) neighbour?

In this article: What can we learn from Canada’s treatment of First Peoples? Inspiring collaboration by local churches and the Shawi people in Peru and the Chachi people in Ecuador Ways forward together with our indigenous neighbours around the world ____ Six-year-old Colin’s bright smile points to a happiness that is also traditionally represented by […]

date: August 8, 2019
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A humble tenacity

Pastor Darío is an unassuming man with a friendly presence and a warm smile. He may not draw much attention in a crowd, but there’s something magnetic about the love he has for his community and his confidence in God’s faithfulness. Pastor Darío and his wife, Yeni, raised their three children in Etén, Peru, where […]

date: July 5, 2019
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Father hugs his baby girl in his arms.

From drug addict to devoted dad

When you see Henry’s open smile and hear him laugh with joy—which is often—you would never suspect the dark past that held him captive before he knew Jesus. But this father of three bears deep scars from the suffering endured at the hands of a drug addiction. Henry’s life has been a struggle since the […]

date: June 13, 2019
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Ariel stands in a purple t-shirt, working on a red, yellow and blue hammock hanging on the wall in front of him.

These teens aren’t just learning how to make hammocks

A group of positive and inspired teenagers is an unconventional sight in Carazo, Nicaragua. In this community, youth are commonly exposed to dangerous influences and vices from a young age. But this joyful sight is a regular occurrence at Christ is the Answer child development centre, where local teens are learning how to make hammocks. […]

date: May 23, 2019
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Pastor Richard stands in an open field in his community, wearing dark pants and a light purple shirt.

When a pastor’s failed vision is fulfilled

The grandeur of Mount Kenya, seen from the fringes of the small Kenyan town of Olmoran, is a far cry from the reality that the community faces. In Olmoran, poverty is rampant. Unrelenting unrest and violence endure in the community. Having been raised in Olmoran, Pastor Richard Mwangi understands the intricacies of life here very […]

date: April 25, 2019
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A girl in a pink shirt stands with her hands folded in front of her in prayer.

Do children have to be Christian to be in Compassion’s program?

As a Christian ministry, we get this question frequently. But the idea that we only serve Christian children couldn’t be farther from the truth! Our goal is to serve and empower local churches around the world to effectively minister to children and families living in poverty—regardless of their religious beliefs. What do we mean by […]

date: February 28, 2019
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The Church: the most powerful force against poverty

On the edges of cosmopolitan Mexico City, sits a small community where most homes are made of cinder blocks or other makeshift materials. A young mother, Teresa, stands at her door—a tattered cloth that hangs over the opening of her home. A four-month-old baby sits on her hip, and a seven-year-old stands by her side.  Shortly […]

date: January 24, 2019
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Three children dressed as the three wisemen

You’re invited to a Peruvian Christmas party!

If you’re like me, you wish that you could spend Christmas with all your loved ones—including your Compassion child! But sometimes, whether it’s long highways or wide oceans, physical distance makes it nearly impossible. Well, we’ve got the next best thing. Bienvenido from one of our church partners in Peru! You’re invited to a very special […]

date: December 20, 2018
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