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FAQ Cheat Sheet for Sponsorship

At Compassion, we value you, our partners in mission, deeply. Our hope is to be transparent with the ins and outs of our ministry. One of the ways we do that is by addressing your questions—big or small!

date: October 24, 2019
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Why Letter Writing Matters in a Social Media Age

Letter writing brings up all sorts of nostalgia for most of us. When we think letters, we may think of a feather quill and a bottle of ink, or typing on a clunky typewriter by the light of a candle. Maybe we think of that box of letters we keep in our attic—the one that […]

date: October 9, 2019
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6 practical tips to simple living in an Instagram world

In our culture, it’s easy to get bogged down by distractions that take our attention away from what really matters. Here are some simple ways to help you reorient your heart and your mind! _____ 1. Consume compassionately. When buying a new item, ask yourself these three questions: Is this something I need to purchase? […]

date: September 6, 2019
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Living simply in an Insta-filtered culture

Likes, stories, hashtags and DM’s: they’re the currency of our culture. For many of us, our eyes, our hearts and our hands are admittedly glued to a device that grants us a front row seat to the lives of our friends, family, celebrities, artists and influencers. And quite frankly, we can’t get enough. Popular social […]

date: September 5, 2019
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Bea is on her knees praying with folded hands.

Young Bea: A beacon of light

Dancing with her tambourine, Bea commands the room with her beautiful vibrancy. “See good in all things” is not just something Bea wears on her shirt—it is something she wears on her heart. Just 16-years-old, Bea is a beacon of light everywhere she goes. She loves to bring out joy in the people around her—cracking […]

date: July 5, 2019
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From drug addict to devoted dad

When you see Henry’s open smile and hear him laugh with joy—which is often—you would never suspect the dark past that held him captive before he knew Jesus. But this father of three bears deep scars from the suffering endured at the hands of a drug addiction. Henry’s life has been a struggle since the […]

date: June 13, 2019
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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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