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A group of Chachi children play on a pile of tires.

This local church is partnering with a local indigenous tribe to preserve their native language and protect their land from environmental pollution

August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year’s theme is “Indigenous Languages”. (United Nations) The stories of the world’s indigenous tribes are diverse and varied. Many of Compassion’s local church partners around the world have the privilege of working with children and families from indigenous groups. They are able to […]

date: August 8, 2019
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Children in colourful traditional dress run through a field.

Who is my (indigenous) neighbour?

In this article: What can we learn from Canada’s treatment of First Peoples? Inspiring collaboration by local churches and the Shawi people in Peru and the Chachi people in Ecuador Ways forward together with our indigenous neighbours around the world ____ Six-year-old Colin’s bright smile points to a happiness that is also traditionally represented by […]

date: August 8, 2019
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Three boys sit on the ground with their backs to the camera, leaning against a chain link fence. They are looking at a basketball court, holding basketballs.

A look at basketball around the world

It’s been just over a month since the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship. Old news or not, I’m still celebrating—and will be all summer! I love basketball—partly inspired by my Filipino heritage. In the Philippines, basketball is not just a national sport. It’s a national pastime—a way of life. So much so, that the […]

date: July 18, 2019
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Is Compassion Canada a scam?

Shortly after I started working for Compassion 10 years ago, my brother-in-law, a thoroughly reasonable man, asked me if Compassion really supported nearly two million children around the world, or if it was all just a front with a handful of poor-looking kids as a façade. He’s not alone. Many of us have read the […]

date: July 11, 2019
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A humble tenacity

Pastor Darío is an unassuming man with a friendly presence and a warm smile. He may not draw much attention in a crowd, but there’s something magnetic about the love he has for his community and his confidence in God’s faithfulness. Pastor Darío and his wife, Yeni, raised their three children in Etén, Peru, where […]

date: July 5, 2019
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Bea is on her knees praying with folded hands.

Young Bea: A beacon of light

Dancing with her tambourine, Bea commands the room with her beautiful vibrancy. “See good in all things” is not just something Bea wears on her shirt—it is something she wears on her heart. Just 16-years-old, Bea is a beacon of light everywhere she goes. She loves to bring out joy in the people around her—cracking […]

date: July 5, 2019
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A bond forged through letters grows deeper than this sponsor could have imagined.

A bond beyond borders

The moment you meet Cynthia Trump-Fougere from Carstairs, Alberta, you feel welcomed and at ease. Her bright, blue eyes twinkle with quick humour and her infectious laugh portrays a woman with a zest for life and an unrestrained love for others. But she’s the first to admit that finding joy was sometimes a struggle. “I […]

date: July 4, 2019
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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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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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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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