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Before and after: From sponsored child to National Director!

We say it a lot—God has so much planned for each unique person He has created, regardless of their background. An inspiring example of just that is Tony Beltran from the Dominican Republic. Anyone who meets Tony notices his intellect, his passion and his joy. Living in a poor community in the Dominican Republic, there […]

date: January 10, 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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You have the right to remain…a dreamer

It wasn’t long ago that Ouedraogo Abdoul Fataw spent his days at the local Compassion centre. Now, his days are spent keeping the streets of Burkina Faso safe. ___ Job opportunities in Burkina Faso are limited. The ever-increasing rate of youth unemployment doesn’t make it easy to find a well-paying job. For Ouedraogo Abdoul Fataw, a Compassion […]

date: December 31, 2018
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63 years sponsoring children in poverty—our new hero!

For some of us, the decision to support Compassion came in the wake of a Hillsong concert, a Christian conference or word of mouth. For others, Compassion has just always been in their blood. 88-year-old Jean Toole hails from the breezy Maritimes of Halifax, Nova Scotia. For 63 years, she has been faithfully sponsoring children in […]

date: December 31, 2018
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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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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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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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Take that, sexism! The girl carpenters of Guatemala

Guatemala has a rich history of beautiful traditions, people, landscapes and cultures. But like many places in the world, there is a history of injustice. Here, in the village of Huehuetenango, lingers a dark cloud of violent discrimination and misogyny. But one church is fighting that—with carpentry. ____ Guatemala has the third highest rate of […]

date: December 6, 2018
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How can a pig help save the rainforest?

What does it look like to cultivate and to keep creation in a way that glorifies God? What does it look like for a people to cultivate their relationship with each other and their homeland? And what does that look like when the only way you can stay alive—the only way you know how to […]

date: November 22, 2018
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