Search Results

We found 178 results for the Compassion's Response Programs category. Showing results 1 to 10.

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
comments: 0 comments
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
comments: 0 comments
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
comments: 0 comments
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
comments: 0 comments
Links to Presence: The most effective way to recover in the aftermath of disaster

Presence: The most effective way to recover in the aftermath of disaster

“Even though Compassion is not a disaster relief organization, the link between poverty and vulnerability to disaster is undeniable. As a result, Compassion staff and church partners are often the first ones on the ground in the wake of an emergency—ready and prepared to respond to the needs of children and their families.” – Compassion […]

date: August 27, 2021
comments: 0 comments
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
comments: 0 comments
Links to Haiti: God answers the simple prayers of a child

Haiti: God answers the simple prayers of a child

“I told you God would answer my prayers,” six-year-old Soraya said as she quickly looked through the emergency food box in front of her. Three days after a devastating 7.2 earthquake hit southwestern Haiti on Saturday, August 14, Soraya told her grandmother Ana she had prayed for God to provide her favorite food. To Ana’s […]

date: August 19, 2021
comments: 0 comments
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
comments: 0 comments
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
comments: 0 comments
Links to Crisis: Both danger and opportunity are reflected through COVID-19

Crisis: Both danger and opportunity are reflected through COVID-19

Listen in to this inspiring time that church leaders from across Canada spent with Jimmy Mellado, President and CEO of Compassion International. Jimmy shares about the realities for Compassion’s ministry worldwide as well as the remarkable opportunity we have as the Church to do good and meet the needs of the most vulnerable. With Jimmy’s […]

date: July 7, 2021
comments: 0 comments