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Links to Kirk Franklin re-releases “Lean on Me” with The Compassion Youth Choir

Kirk Franklin re-releases “Lean on Me” with The Compassion Youth Choir

Get the song ____ Following an early 2020 trip with Compassion to the Dominican Republic, Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin felt God telling him to use his musical talents to inspire and encourage youth around the world. WATCH: Kirk shares why he chose to get involved with The Compassion Youth Choir. In late 2020, Kirk […]

date: September 24, 2021
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Links to A full heart: A local church’s support remains steady through COVID-19

A full heart: A local church’s support remains steady through COVID-19

Luis’ smile is one that lights up the whole room. When he was just three years old, Luis was registered at the Compassion centre in his community in Colombia. Now eight years old, his joy is infectious and his warm disposition is loved by all at the Compassion centre. As much as Luis is loved, […]

date: September 15, 2021
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Links to Not (just) your parents’ charity: why you should sponsor a child in your 20s, from someone in their 20s

Not (just) your parents’ charity: why you should sponsor a child in your 20s, from someone in their 20s

“Child sponsorship? Oh yeah, I remember my parents did that when I was a kid—I think they still do. We had their picture on the fridge!” Whenever I tell people where I work, this is a common response I get. As I’ve heard this more and more, I’ve come to realize that, intentional or not, […]

date: September 15, 2021
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Links to ‘A letter to my grandson’: A story of hope in the face of suffering

‘A letter to my grandson’: A story of hope in the face of suffering

I remember how happy I felt when I saw my grandson, baby Deinner, for the first time. Despite the pain, there he was: so innocent, so beautiful, reminding me of God’s love. I started to cry when I finally held him in my arms, feeling that mix of deep sadness and happiness. He was born […]

date: September 10, 2021
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Links to Back-to-school: 10 Questions with a Canadian teacher

Back-to-school: 10 Questions with a Canadian teacher

All across the country parents are pulling out backpacks, replacing too-small running shoes, and wracking their brains for lunchbox combinations that won’t come home rejected. Teachers are setting up lessons and desks, preparing for the rush of noise, questions and energy that will wake their slumbering schoolrooms. It’s back-to-school time. It’s no secret that we […]

date: September 1, 2021
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Links to ‘Help me be brave’: COVID-19’s impact on a fishing community in Indonesia

‘Help me be brave’: COVID-19’s impact on a fishing community in Indonesia

In a small fishing community in Indonesia, 11-year-old Keilah sits cross-legged on her bed, her face silhouetted by the soft glow of a torch. Her hands are clasped tightly together under her chin, eyes closed. Her mouth moves silently. As the pandemic wears on, her prayers have become increasingly urgent. “Please help this to end […]

date: August 24, 2021
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Links to Celebrating the world’s Indigenous peoples and partnerships that honour and empower

Celebrating the world’s Indigenous peoples and partnerships that honour and empower

Worldwide, there are more than 476 million Indigenous people and 5,000 Indigenous people groups spread across at least 90 countries. Although Indigenous peoples make up just 5 per cent of the world’s population, they account for about 15 per cent of the global extreme poor. Indigenous people are nearly three times more likely to be […]

date: August 5, 2021
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Links to ‘We are at a critical juncture in human history’: 5 ways to take action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

‘We are at a critical juncture in human history’: 5 ways to take action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations reports that the pandemic has halted or reversed years and even decades of development progress. This is the sobering reality highlighted in the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021. The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. There are […]

date: July 29, 2021
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Links to Developing life skills through sports: 5 Compassion kids display their sporting activities

Developing life skills through sports: 5 Compassion kids display their sporting activities

Sports is a vital physical activity that propels development, fun and produces valuable skills. The 2021 Olympics is around the corner, so we rounded up five Compassion kids involved in sports in their various countries. Carmen, 16, is a national gymnastics champion who portrays her love for God and sports exceptionally despite facing barriers like […]

date: July 22, 2021
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Links to A Life of Compassion: Video interview with former sponsor child Richmond Wandera

A Life of Compassion: Video interview with former sponsor child Richmond Wandera

What happens when you bring two people from different continents together on a call to chat about their passion for Jesus? You get inspired. Joanna la Fleur and Compassion alumnus Richmond Wandera recently sat down for an interview that was filled with passion, hope and love for the church. Joanna la Fleur and Richmond Wandera […]

date: July 14, 2021
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