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Christine performing in front of a cell phone camera.

Compassion student’s sign language cover of Fight Song goes viral

Like many of us, Compassion-sponsored student Christine is trying to make the most of her time in quarantine. For the 20-year-old university student studying special education, that means lots of practice for her sign language class. “We learn basic sign language in school, and now in the midst of this crisis, I am learning more […]

date: July 30, 2020
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Three children carrying chicken and a goat in Bolivia

Gifts of Compassion featured by Spotify for creativity

We’re grateful that our message of hope–that together we can outlove poverty–is being recognized, and celebrated in places we wouldn’t have imagined… like Spotify!

date: June 15, 2020
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Compassion Canada - We Rise As One with the church to fight COVID-19

Compassion launches global initiative to combat the havoc wreaked by COVID-19

For those who live in extreme poverty, everything about COVID-19 is magnified: the risk, the fear, the uncertainty, the life-and-death realities.

date: May 21, 2020
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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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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 view into daylight from the mouth of a cave in Thailand.

12 boys and their coach rescued from flooded Thailand cave

  UPDATE October 1: Thailand cave rescue: How churches were a light in the darkness One of our photojournalists, Ryan Johnson, had the opportunity to interview Christians from Thailand about how they came together to respond to the crisis of the Wild Boars soccer team who became trapped in a flooded cave this summer. Be […]

date: July 23, 2018
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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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Does sponsorship really work?

A few weeks ago I received an update on my sponsored child, Jocsan from Honduras. I did a double-take when I saw his picture. I’ve been his sponsor for seven years. He’d just turned six when I sponsored him. I met him when he was seven and again when he was 10. I “knew” Jocsan […]

date: June 25, 2013
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Jim Mellado named Compassion International’s new president and CEO

When Wess Stafford announced that he would be retiring from his 20 years as Compassion International’s President and CEO, we knew we had some big shoes to fill. Wess has humbly guided the international organization with wisdom and grace and has become like a father to many of its staff. But over the past year, […]

date: March 13, 2013
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Kaitlin’s Legacy

Kaitlin Boyda, a 17-year-old girl from Lethbridge, Alberta, struggled with an incurable brain tumour since the summer of 2009. While other kids her age were busy texting and thinking about prom, she went through two surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. But when the Children’s Wish Foundation approached Kaitlin to grant her a wish to brighten her […]

date: March 11, 2013
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