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Links to 9 years of care: How Compassion’s child development model helped these triplets

9 years of care: How Compassion’s child development model helped these triplets

At Compassion, we are passionate about holistic child development. This means we don’t simply respond to poverty by handing out food or Bibles. Instead, we seek to develop children in all the different aspects of their lives while equipping local churches to share the love of Jesus with them and to journey with them through […]

date: May 23, 2023
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Links to What role does the family play in child development?

What role does the family play in child development?

At Compassion, we’re serious about child development and releasing children from poverty in every area of life: physically, cognitively, socially, economically and spiritually. Poverty is far-reaching and multi-faceted, and our approach to fighting it needs to be, too. But a child’s development doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Stability and connectedness are woven into the very […]

date: May 9, 2023
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Links to Beginnings: How to start a life’s story with hope

Beginnings: How to start a life’s story with hope

Once upon a time. Four words that transport you into someone else’s story. Four words that imply a happy ending is waiting at the end. This unfolding phrase sets the tone for the rest of the story, infusing the possible danger, despair and disaster found within the plot with something powerful: hope. There’s no denying […]

date: May 3, 2023
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Links to Dear parent: What’s the hardest conversation you’ve ever had?

Dear parent: What’s the hardest conversation you’ve ever had?

The door clicks shut. You lean against the threshold with the whirlwind of school pick-up, homework, dinner, bath time and bedtime behind you. Whew. Your partner bends over the notice that came in the mail today. And in the space between your exhale and inhale, you step back into the responsibility of parenthood. One, two, […]

date: March 31, 2023
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Links to Connie’s legacy of love

Connie’s legacy of love

“Only eternity will reveal the impact of one imperfect life given wholly to Jesus.” This was Connie Lawson—an imperfect life lived fully for Christ from her childhood decision to accept Him as her Saviour until her final breath. Her timeless legacy continues to have immeasurable impact because of her unwavering faith. In 2015, the celebratory […]

date: March 29, 2023
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Links to How to share stories about poverty with dignity

How to share stories about poverty with dignity

Have you ever had to choose a photo to represent yourself? If you have, you will know it is not done carelessly or without consideration. Why? Because you want it to represent you well. This is a value that Compassion holds for the children we serve. We want to represent them well—with dignity, honesty and […]

date: March 20, 2023
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Links to A diary of clean water: My memories of when clean water changed everything

A diary of clean water: My memories of when clean water changed everything

Meet Egodine. This eight-year-old girl lives in a small community in northwestern Burkina Faso, where the sky is expansive, the dirt is deep red dust and the horizon is punctuated by vegetation that can weather the dry seasons. Egodine loves where she lives—it’s her home. But her small community does not have a clean water […]

date: March 8, 2023
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Links to She who hungers: Why global hunger hits women and girls worse

She who hungers: Why global hunger hits women and girls worse

Beaded sweat dripping down her brow, Fransciska breathes deep the dusty air kicked up from her worn sandals. Her sombre one-year-old rests his cheek against her jutted shoulder blade. She carries the weight of his hungry body in a green cloth kanga carrier wrapped around her torso. The weight of her precious baby takes a toll on her tired body during today’s 15-kilometre.

But it is nothing compared to the weight of the world she bears each day, fighting to provide for her six hungry children.

date: March 7, 2023
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Links to Mobilizing justice: Ambrose University partners with Compassion Canada on new workshop

Mobilizing justice: Ambrose University partners with Compassion Canada on new workshop

When it comes to learning to see others through the eyes of Jesus, we often need a little help. The distractions and busyness of work and life keep us focused on our comfort, and we don’t always remember God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed and to alleviate the suffering of others. That’s why […]

date: March 6, 2023
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Links to One sponsor, two brothers, countless words of impact

One sponsor, two brothers, countless words of impact

Holman was eight years old when Compassion partnered with a local church in his rural community in Nicaragua. A few months after he was registered, he learned he had a sponsor—and shortly after that, he received his first letter. His sponsor shared about his life and his faith journey and encouraged Holman and his family. He wrote regularly and always signed off the same way: with a Bible verse for Holman to read. 

date: February 23, 2023
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