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Links to If you only knew: the complexity of our stories

If you only knew: the complexity of our stories

Guest post by Compassion volunteer Andrea Nwabuike As a child of immigrants, I had the pleasure of attending my parents’ Canadian citizenship ceremony. I was an argumentative and strong-willed toddler so when the judge told me that my parents and I were all Canadians, I firmly disagreed. “I’m not Canadian, I’m Nigerian.” The judge tried […]

date: April 22, 2022
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Being anxious for nothing

The first-person story and encouragement below are offered by Compassion International’s President and CEO, Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado. It was originally published by Compassion International. ____ Anxiety. It’s something that many of us have experienced in our lives—and perhaps especially over the past year. It’s something that children in poverty—and their caregivers, too—are forced to face […]

date: October 8, 2021
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Links to The flow of justice: Clean water is a right for all people

The flow of justice: Clean water is a right for all people

Here at Compassion, we are passionate about ensuring the most vulnerable in our world have access to clean water. According to the UN, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water. Clean water is essential to life and therefore, is a human right that all people should be afforded. The need […]

date: September 29, 2021
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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
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Links to “Love your Neighbour”: When kids learn what it means to step up for one another

“Love your Neighbour”: When kids learn what it means to step up for one another

Guest post by Halina Rose, teacher and Compassion volunteer from Québec. June is a good time to celebrate teachers! Possibly because we don’t have to see them until September… As a teacher, I don’t take this personally. I need the break too! In fact, the last six weeks of school are enough to bring many teachers to […]

date: June 23, 2021
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Links to For my daughter’s future

For my daughter’s future

My daughter was born to a father beset by big and small challenges in a world replete with all manner of injustice. From my struggles with depression and persistent numbness in my intimacy with God, I had no real hope of being the father I had always wanted my daughter to have. By every measure, I felt unfit. Yet somehow, I immediately gained a refreshed perspective about life in general, and about myself. I realized that despite my brokenness, God still entrusted me to the privilege of being my daughter’s father. In his typically gentle and patient ways, he helped me to see that I could be a good father to my daughter by pausing and remembering how good he had always been to me.

date: June 18, 2021
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Links to Summer camp ministry in a pandemic: Thinking different and doing something new

Summer camp ministry in a pandemic: Thinking different and doing something new

At Compassion, we love Jesus, kids and the local church. We’re so thankful for the wide variety of organizations across Canada and around the world who share our passion for Christ, children and church. Today, we’re excited to share a glimpse into the story of one of those like-minded organizations: Green Bay Bible Camp in […]

date: April 27, 2021
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Links to How the church can thrive amidst unprecedented change

How the church can thrive amidst unprecedented change

A guest post from Word Made Digital’s Joanna la Fleur on digital communications in a time of pandemic. We have the best news. Practical tutorials on how to share it!

date: December 16, 2020
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Links to A Brazilian pastor’s prayer and perspective on the pandemic

A Brazilian pastor’s prayer and perspective on the pandemic

A guest post from Pastor Linaldo, pastor of a Compassion church partner in Brazil. ____ I still remember when I first arrived in this city. The local church needed a pastor, and I thought I would stay for just two years. It has been 28 years since then and I’ve learned to love this city […]

date: December 14, 2020
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Links to For those outside the doors, the Church is rising

For those outside the doors, the Church is rising

Recently, Compassion’s Ministry Relations Regional Manager for the Greater Toronto Area, Aimee Esparaz, wrote this article about the global church’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic for Vancouver Chinese Christian Short-Term Mission Training Centre‘s Truth Monthly magazine. The article was published in both English and Chinese in the November 2020 issue of Truth Monthly (find Aimee’s article […]

date: November 24, 2020
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