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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 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
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Links to He is a survivor: Abel battled cancer and won

He is a survivor: Abel battled cancer and won

Jonah and the whale. Daniel and the lion’s den. Esther saving her people. David facing Goliath. These are all beloved Bible stories for children and are guaranteed to come up when you ask a Sunday school class what their favourite stories are. One story you would not expect to be a 13-year-old’s favourite is the […]

date: June 1, 2021
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Links to Ending child poverty is possible

Ending child poverty is possible

Children need more than just food or education to break free from poverty. They need to develop in all areas of life. Learn how Compassion is making that possible!

date: April 6, 2021
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Links to Youth in Ethiopia volunteer to save local farmers’ crops during locust crisis

Youth in Ethiopia volunteer to save local farmers’ crops during locust crisis

Hearing about a plague of locusts might cause you to think of the famous Bible story told to you in Sunday School. For 46-year-old Behailu, a farmer in Minjar County, Ethiopia, hearing of locusts reminds him of stories told by his father’s generation of farmers. “Our fathers used to tell us how the locusts’ impact […]

date: January 14, 2021
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Links to Please join us in prayer for the children we serve and our frontline workers

Please join us in prayer for the children we serve and our frontline workers

Hurricanes, civil unrest, economic crises, food shortages. Add these to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the reality for people living in extreme poverty is even more dire. Here are ways you can pray.

date: November 25, 2020
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Links to Pregnant and without food, Hanna was abandoned

Pregnant and without food, Hanna was abandoned

With two young boys, a baby on the way and no hope of work, Hanna was ready to give up on life—until the gift of vegetable seeds changed everything.

date: November 5, 2020
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Links to 6 Most Popular Gifts of Compassion

6 Most Popular Gifts of Compassion

Did you hear? The 2020 Gifts of Compassion gift guide is here! This year, your gifts matter more than ever, as millions of children are pushed deeper into poverty because of the COVID-19 crisis. There are so many great gifts! If you don’t know where start, try one of these favourites. ____ Chickens – $40 “We […]

date: October 30, 2020
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Links to We will be brave: Why child sponsorship matters more than ever

We will be brave: Why child sponsorship matters more than ever

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we’re shining a light on those most vulnerable to the COVID-19 crisis: children living in poverty.

date: October 15, 2020
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Links to Extreme hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa: Abiyot’s story

Extreme hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa: Abiyot’s story

Abiyot, a single mother of six from Ethiopia, lays awake each night with the gnawing thought that the next day, she will not be able to feed her kids. The pandemic has destroyed her financial situation, and the everyday struggle to feed her kids is more desperate than ever before.

date: September 10, 2020
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