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Can the Enneagram help you respond to poverty?

If you are like most Christians, you are likely no stranger to the Enneagram personality test, a growing trend amongst many Christian communities. If you haven’t heard yet, here’s the scoop: The Enneagram is a personality typing tool that outlines nine basic personality types that people generally fall under. It’s an ancient tool that describes […]

date: May 16, 2019
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12 beautiful crosses around the world

“So, I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down. And I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it some day for a crown” ____ The cross of Jesus Christ is the best-known symbol of Christianity across the world. We see it everywhere inside and outside of the […]

date: April 18, 2019
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Do children have to be Christian to be in Compassion’s program?

As a Christian ministry, we get this question frequently. But the idea that we only serve Christian children couldn’t be farther from the truth! Our goal is to serve and empower local churches around the world to effectively minister to children and families living in poverty—regardless of their religious beliefs. What do we mean by […]

date: February 28, 2019
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Dessert and a devotion: taste and see that the Lord is good!

Do you want an easy, delicious treat from the Dominican Republic to share with your family, along with a devotional to remind them of the Lord’s goodness? These coconut kisses are a favourite treat in Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands. We hope you and your family enjoy this treat as much as sponsored children in the Dominican Republic do! […]

date: January 21, 2019
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The excellent news about poverty…that nobody knows

A new report produced by the Barna Group in partnership with Compassion highlights the good news about global poverty that very few people are aware of. In the report, entitled The Good News About Global Poverty, Barna polled U.S. adults on their perceptions, beliefs, concerns and action regarding global poverty. What they found is reason to […]

date: September 20, 2018
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Thai cave rescue: Christians gather to pray and praise God

Christians from all around the Chiang Rai District of northern Thailand gathered on Sunday, July 22, to praise God for the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach, including one Compassion-assisted youth, after being trapped more than a week in a flooded cave system. The majority of the soccer team participated in a […]

date: July 26, 2018
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Three prayers for churches in challenging contexts

In South Asia, many of the churches we partner with minister in areas where Christians are a minority. The Christ-followers in these communities are committed to love, serve and bring light to their neighbours. Your support allows us to partner with these local churches, allowing them to reach their God-given potential. “When I first started […]

date: July 6, 2018
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What does it mean to help children in Jesus’ name?

If you have ever looked at Compassion’s logo, you might have noticed that our tagline states, “releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.” You might wonder, what exactly does it mean to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name? For more than 60 years, Compassion has worked to develop children into all God intends them […]

date: September 21, 2017
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Why help people in other countries when there is poverty in our own?

Working for a non-profit that helps children living in poverty around the world, I have often heard the question, “Why help people in other countries when there are plenty of people in poverty right here?” It’s a good question, and an important one. Our time and resources are finite, yet there seems to be infinite […]

date: July 20, 2017
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I think Canadians are compassionate because…

In this year of celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary as a Confederation, we’ve been thinking of all the things we love about this great land. We are proud of our country for so many reasons, and one that resonates especially strongly here at Compassion is Canadians’—you guessed it—compassion! In the 2016 World Giving Report, which surveys […]

date: June 29, 2017
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