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5 strong women of the Bible and their modern counterparts

  Strong women inspire me. From young girls using their voices to grandmothers raising up the next generation to be confident in themselves, it’s amazing to witness courageous women in action. And in a time where equality is still fiercely fought for, we want to honour some of the great women of the Bible whose […]

date: May 10, 2018
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A baby boy lies on a blanket and smiles a big smile.

Life after Zika: A special baby with a special purpose

Maria didn’t know she had suffered from the Zika virus until her baby was born with microcephaly. Now her child is receiving care and support through the local church.  Every time there was a major event in Maria’s life she remembers one thing—she was alone. When she had to quit school at the age of […]

date: January 8, 2018
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Shakul—the story behind the striking face

His sparkling blue eyes first capture your attention, drawing you in. Then you notice the bold streak of light-coloured skin on his forehead and his lighter hands. His appearance is striking. You may recall a photo that we shared of this boy on Instagram. Meet Shakul. Born in rural Uganda to young, unmarried parents, his […]

date: January 2, 2018
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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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Maria Elena and her children

From murder to a new creation

A desperate wife considers murder, but turns to Jesus instead. It had happened one too many times. Maria Elena’s husband would come home drunk. He would shout. He would threaten. And he would beat her—in front of their three children. Tragically, domestic abuse is common in many homes in the Dominican Republic. Machismo, a Latin […]

date: April 13, 2017
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Close-up of adult women and their hands, forming and molding, rolling and washing, cleaning, scrubbing their hands using the soap they have made in class, learning valuable vocational and educational skills.

Making soap, bringing hope

An intervention in Burkina Faso is giving moms the tools they need to support their families. It’s still morning, but the blazing west African sun is already baking the church’s adobe walls and causing heat waves to shimmer like water above the dusty ground. In the shade of an old tree beside the church, Julienne […]

date: February 9, 2017
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Mukeshimana and her son sit by a sewing machine. She is preparing to tailor a garment.

From poverty to prosperity

A family in northern Rwanda has gone from extreme privation to abundance thanks to God’s work through the Child Survival Program. The hills of northern Rwanda, where the village of Bukane sits, feel like paradise. The hills are carpeted in green, and numerous waterfalls cascade down rocky cliffs. Through the mist, the double peaks of […]

date: February 9, 2017
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Boys and girls in bright coloured jackets and clothing jump and smile. The sky behind them is cloudy.

Why do the poor have large families?

At Compassion we believe that every child is a joy and a blessing. We know from the psalmist that “children are a gift from the Lord.” Families come in all sizes—some are small and some are large. But there’s one question we sometimes hear from those living in Western cultures: when income is scarce and […]

date: January 23, 2017
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A new life for Betty

Betty’s childhood was one of suffering and misery. But through the Child Survival Program, she is finding a new life. When Betty was just four, her mother passed away. Two years later, her father killed himself, leaving Betty with his sister. But Betty’s aunt didn’t treat her well. “Sadly, my aunt was not a good woman. She […]

date: October 10, 2016
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The significance of the first birthday

A baby’s first birthday should be a joyful time for the whole family, with cake and presents and laughter. But for an abandoned young Pocomchi mom living in one of the poorest regions of Guatemala, it would prove to be an uphill battle for her baby to even survive his first year of life. Olga […]

date: September 20, 2016
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