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Hope in a leper colony

These young ladies are your average group of students, hanging out and doing homework together. If you look at the smiles on their faces, you’d never guess what type of community they live in. 30 years ago the government set aside this parcel of land and people from all over India started moving in. It’s a leper colony. The older generations […]

date: April 25, 2016
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A new family for seven orphans

Noemi was only one-year-old when her father passed away in an accident. She was only nine years old when her mother died of an unknown illness. Noemi is the sixth of seven siblings in the Alanoca family in Tilata, Bolivia. After their mother died two years ago, their extended family abused and abandoned them. Their […]

date: April 12, 2016
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Life to the full

In a small town in La Paz, El Salvador, lives a 7-year-old boy named Cruz. He is friendly and outgoing. He loves laughing, snuggling with his mom and listening to Bible stories at his Compassion centre. He also has terminal cancer. Cruz was a strong and healthy child. But in December 2012, he started to […]

date: March 12, 2016
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How Canadian sponsors changed a family’s life

Do you ever wonder how big of an impact your sponsorship is having on your Compassion child? You learn a little from your child’s letters, but it can be hard to know what their life would have been like without your support. Lini Sopoco and her husband, Gil, have been sponsoring Diana in Uganda since […]

date: March 9, 2016
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Advocating for children—a family affair

When Carol Wilson went on an Exposure trip to Nicaragua to meet her sponsored child, it didn’t just change her life—it changed her entire family! Carol: I first sponsored a child with Compassion in 2005. I was drawn to Compassion because I had come to believe that it was vital for children to hear the […]

date: March 2, 2016
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A day in the life of a Compassion mentor

Elisabet Ika Sri Pujiastuti is known as “Bu Ika,” or “teacher Ika.” But she doesn’t teach in an official school. She is one of the mentors at the Compassion centre in Solo, Indonesia. “I don’t have formal education in teaching,” Ika says. “But I was moved by the need of children in my neighbourhood for […]

date: February 19, 2016
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My sponsor is my friend.

It’s amazing how close a child can become with her sponsor through letters. Receiving letters encourages children, educates them and, above all, makes them feel loved and important. That’s what has happened between 11-year-old Yelissa in the Dominican Republic and her sponsor, Blandina, in Germany. When Yelissa was born, her whole household rejoiced at a […]

date: February 13, 2016
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From isolation and insults to happy and hopeful

A girl with a hearing disability finds encouragement from her sponsor—who also has a hearing disability. Mariela was used to being lonely. She lives in Alta Verapaz, one of the most impoverished areas of Guatemala. According to the World Bank, almost 90 percent of the population of Alta Verapaz lives in poverty. Mariela’s parents never […]

date: December 17, 2015
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Living richly

When John was young, he wanted to go to school but had no money for school fees. His father was an engineer—but also a drunkard who didn’t provide for his family. When drunk, he got violent. His wife left him for another man and left John and his three younger siblings behind. “[My father] would […]

date: December 14, 2015
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Christmas at a Compassion centre

Christmas at Compassion centres around the world is a special time. In many Compassion children’s homes, there will be no special decorations, no Christmas feast and no presents. But our church partners go the extra mile to help children know and experience the love of God at Christmas time. Often our church partners put extra care […]

date: December 4, 2015
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