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A young Filipino boy sits on the floor of his home. His legs are straight out in front of him and his head leans on his arm. He is wearing a blue t-shirt.

Do unsponsored children still receive support?

When choosing a child to sponsor, you might notice that their child profile tells you about their school situation and what kinds of activities they enjoy at their Compassion child development centre. We know what you’re thinking. Why are they already in school and attending the Compassion centre if they aren’t sponsored yet? That’s a […]

date: July 4, 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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Can the Enneagram help you respond to poverty?

If you are like most Christians, you are likely no stranger to the Enneagram personality test, a growing trend amongst many Christian communities. If you haven’t heard yet, here’s the scoop: The Enneagram is a personality typing tool that outlines nine basic personality types that people generally fall under. It’s an ancient tool that describes […]

date: May 16, 2019
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Tiruwork and

When poverty meets pregnancy

When you look up from Tiruwork and Enyew’s home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, you can see the vultures circling. They rise on a draft then swoop down upon the mountain of trash below. Tiruwork and Enyew are a young couple who live near the city dump. The heaps of garbage form foothills in front of […]

date: May 7, 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 woman stands with her arms crossed, smiling and looking to the left. There are two colourful plates hanging on the grey concrete wall behind her. She is wearing a plaid headscarf and a black shawl over a blue dress.

A strength that comes from sisterhood

Like many newlyweds and expecting parents, the love radiating between Tigist and Abebaw is evident. But the consistent physical care and service Tigist offers her husband is the kind that is not commonly required of young couples—and shows just how extraordinary this woman is. Abebaw is paralyzed, and Tigist is his primary caregiver. He became paralyzed […]

date: March 28, 2019
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A woman smiles alongside a young girl.

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 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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Help these students conquer their big professional dreams!

We don’t take the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” lightly. For us, it’s a catalyst to ignite the imaginations of the 2 million children we serve who dream of having a life different than the one of poverty they were born into. When children in our sponsorship program reach the age of […]

date: February 21, 2019
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