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A portrait of 15-year-old Adun. He is looking at the camera, smiling with his arms crossed. He is wearing a mustard yellow crew-neck long sleeve shirt.

Thai Cave Rescue: Life is bright one year later

One year ago, the world was riveted by the unfolding rescue story of the Wild Boar soccer team who was trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in the Chiang Rai Province of Thailand. The rescue of the 12 boys and their coach seemed nearly impossible as rising waters in the cave system pinned them in […]

date: June 20, 2019
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8 ethical travel tips

You’re making plans and dreaming of summer vacation—but there’s a lot to think about when you travel. Whether your adventures take you across countries or across counties, here are eight ways you can be a good steward while making incredible memories. Adventure away! Cut down on waste. We’ve all heard how plastic negatively affects the […]

date: June 6, 2019
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Our staff on the powerful impacts of sponsorship here at home

For those of us who work at Compassion, what we do every day is more than a job! We like to say that we are “here [at Compassion] for a reason”. That reason is, of course, the two million children we serve around the world. But more specifically, on each of our desks or some […]

date: March 14, 2019
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A girl wearing a red and white jacket has multiple gold medals around her neck. She smiles, looking up and to the side.

Poverty can’t stop Carmen from winning golds

“Mom! Look!” “What are you doing, Carmen? Doesn’t that hurt?” “No mom, it feels normal,” replied Carmen. The four-year-old was doing the splits. Eleven years later, Carmen has become the National Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion of Peru. Behind this 15-year-old champion is a life of sacrifice and a shy girl who wants to improve her […]

date: December 31, 2018
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A picture of a boy in a yellow shirt next to a letter signed George Walker

A moving message from President Bush’s former sponsored child

I am Timothy Villalba, a former beneficiary of Compassion’s child sponsorship program. My sponsor was the former president of America, President George Bush. I am now 25 years old and will forever be grateful that I have been part of Compassion’s program through the Lifestream Student Center at Capitol City Foursquare Church. I was a […]

date: December 21, 2018
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The 10 most-read inspirational stories of the year

These stories, our most-read of the year, will end your year with a renewed sense of possibility and a fresh passion to keep fighting for children! No. 1:  Announcing the Next President and CEO of Compassion Canada Yeah, we’re pretty excited about this. If you haven’t yet, you’ve got to read more about our inspiring […]

date: December 20, 2018
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A group of children plays with multicolour balloons in Rwanda.

Thank you for loving and protecting two million children!

Today, we are celebrating an exciting milestone. There are now TWO MILLION children being cared for in Compassion’s programs by more than 7,000 local churches in 25 countries. That’s two million lives being released from poverty in Jesus’ name because of the compassion, dedication and generosity of our church partners and supporters like you. Thank you—for […]

date: December 12, 2018
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Two smiling children in Tanzania hold up a brown and yellow Bible.

Faith leaders are the most trusted source on global poverty

Whom do you look to when seeking information about global poverty? According to a new report by Barna Group, in partnership with Compassion International, there is one source above all others that Christians trust regarding information on global poverty: Their faith leaders. Everyone trusts pastors…except for pastors themselves! The graph below reveals the breakdown (from […]

date: October 4, 2018
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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami strikes Palu, Indonesia

On Friday, September 28th at 6 pm, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s central coast by the city of Palu. The earthquake lashed through the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, which activated a three-metre-tall tsunami. Along with the city of Palu, the tsunami impaired the city of Donggala and numerous other coastal settlements. Thankfully, at this […]

date: October 1, 2018
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Urgent prayers needed: Super Typhoon Mangkhut

UPDATE, October 3 Praise God, none of Compassion’s church partners were damaged in the typhoon. Eight of the churches had to limit their programs immediately following the program, but are resuming normal activity. Forty-eight beneficiaries were impacted by the storm. Some were temporarily dislocated, while others’ homes were damaged. Praise God, no Compassion beneficiaries or […]

date: September 14, 2018
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