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What does it mean to help children in Jesus’ name?

If you have ever looked at Compassion’s logo, you might have noticed that our tagline states, “releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.” You might wonder, what exactly does it mean to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name? For more than 60 years, Compassion has worked to develop children into all God intends them […]

date: September 21, 2017
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Haiti after Hurricane Matthew—one year later

In the past weeks, we’ve been seeing the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. Many of you have responded with compassion, just as you did nearly one year ago when Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, blew through Haiti, taking approximately 1,000 lives and causing $2 billion in damage. Your compassion restored lives After […]

date: September 14, 2017
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What can a boy in poverty teach you about waiting?

How a Canadian sponsor learned about faith in times of waiting from an impoverished family in Ecuador   By Amy Smart It was 4 a.m. on a January morning. I stood in a parking lot, shivering as the cold Saskatchewan wind cut through my hoodie and sweatpants. Suitcase in tow, I approached the van that […]

date: September 7, 2017
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15 Extraordinary Journeys to School

Growing up, do you remember hearing your great grandpa say, “When I was a kid, I had to walk to school barefoot in the snow and uphill both ways!” Around the world, children today still face great obstacles to get to school. As children in Canada are getting ready for another school year, here’s a […]

date: August 31, 2017
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How is Compassion different from other organizations?

In the contact centre, we often receive calls and emails asking how Compassion is different from other child sponsorship organizations. With the many options available, people want to know why they should choose us. It’s a good question, but the answer is difficult. Sure, I could recite statistics about our effectiveness but that may not […]

date: August 10, 2017
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Richard the inventor

It’s 3 a.m. Richard Amenu, 17, quietly gets up from the cramped room where his family of six is sleeping and makes his way outside to start a fire. He’s run out of matches again so, squatting on the ground, he strikes one small rock against another, trying over and over to create a spark. […]

date: July 23, 2017
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The church: The heartbeat of the community

How churches in Togo are bringing deep change to their communities The first thing you notice in Togo is the heat. On the day our team visited Kita’s home, it was 40.5 degrees. The second thing you notice is the order. In West Africa, a region known for its boisterous and outgoing cultures, Togo is […]

date: July 23, 2017
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My favourite thing my sponsor has written me…

You want to write your Compassion child, but you’re not sure what to say. Have you ever felt that way? Children are so excited to receive letters from their sponsors, and they treasure your words—no matter how simple. “It takes one word to turn a child’s life around,” says Compassion Ghana director Padmore Baffour Agyapong. […]

date: July 23, 2017
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This young woman wants to change how sponsors communicate with their Compassion children.

Georgina, 20, is from Sakumono, a fishing village in Ghana where many girls get pregnant as early as age 12 and drop out of school. But Georgina is hardworking and determined. When Compassion first opened in Ghana in 2005, Georgina was one of the first children registered. Compassion helped her stay in school after her […]

date: July 23, 2017
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Country highlights from our African partners

God is doing amazing things around the world through the dedicated work of our church partners. Take a look at just a few of the amazing stories from our African partners.  Togo: No child deaths by malaria! Each year in the community of Amlamé, a town in southern Togo, malaria kills 60 of the community’s children, […]

date: July 23, 2017
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