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Ecuador: after the earthquake

The devastating earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16 has resulted in significant damage, thousands of people injured and hundreds of lives lost. According to the latest government report, the official number of those injured in the earthquake is 4,605. Thirty-three people are still missing and the death toll remains at 660. Over 30,000 people remain […]

date: May 11, 2016
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Thank you for making a difference with Compassion’s Gift Guide!

People like you made a huge difference this year with Compassion’s gift guide! This year, Canadians gave thousands of gifts to support 25 life-changing initiatives, including: 249 gifts to send youth to a spiritual conference 238 gifts to give children a baseball field and equipment 455 gifts to provide tailoring training for moms 2,445 gifts to give […]

date: April 26, 2016
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Fighting Zika and dengue

The fight against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito isn’t new. But it is scary. This particular insect is an old enemy of Brazilians. In the past, it was responsible for decimating thousands of people with yellow fever but in the 1940s, the mosquito was mostly eradicated from the country through the concerted efforts of scientists and the government. In the […]

date: February 19, 2016
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We are building a better Compassion—and you’re going to love it!

For over 60 years, Compassion has been releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. In that time, we’ve seen God richly bless this ministry with so many lives changed, families healed and communities transformed. And with over 1.7 million children learning the skills and receiving the opportunities they need to overcome poverty, we’re more excited […]

date: January 25, 2016
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Hurricane Patricia: A call to prayer, updated

Update, October 24th: Praise God! Hurricane Patricia in Mexico has been significantly less catastrophic than predicted so far and is now only categorized as a tropical storm. Its path isn’t projected to pass over any Compassion centres (see map). Omar Villagran, Country Director for Compassion Mexico, said “according to the path of the hurricane, it is […]

date: October 23, 2015
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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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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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Earthquake in Nepal: How you can support relief efforts

Just before noon on Saturday, a huge earthquake struck Nepal – magnitude 7.8. More than 5,000 people have been killed and the BBC reports the death toll could reach at least 10,000.

date: April 28, 2015
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Reaching further through youth development

How can we make an even bigger difference in the lives of children living in poverty? That’s the question we’ve asked ourselves over the last several years as we’ve prayerfully evaluated our programs and their effectiveness. As effective as Compassion’s holistic child development ministry is, there was a lingering question: how do we further engage […]

date: January 26, 2015
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The earthquake in Haiti: Snapshots of one boy’s story

Erickson is a 15-year-old boy from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Before the earthquake, his dad didn’t have a job, so his mom, Kerline, supported him and his siblings by selling second-hand clothes. Erickson and his sisters practice math on the side of their home before the earthquake. Life was hard enough. Then the earthquake hit. Erickson and […]

date: January 16, 2015
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