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3 ways to prevent Compassion fatigue

In the face of immense suffering worldwide, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Each day, we’re bombarded with news of terrorist attacks, drought, the refugee crisis, poverty, war and senseless violence. After the horrific attacks in Manchester, UK on 22 May, 2017, that killed 22 people—almost half of whom were under 18 years old—there was global […]

date: June 8, 2017
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How does sponsorship help kids physically?

Children need more than just food or education to break free from poverty—they need to develop in all areas of life. That’s why Compassion focuses on holistic child development. We want to help children grow up to be adults who are empowered to escape poverty. In this four-part series, we’ll talk about the four key […]

date: April 20, 2017
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From murder to a new creation

A desperate wife considers murder, but turns to Jesus instead. It had happened one too many times. Maria Elena’s husband would come home drunk. He would shout. He would threaten. And he would beat her—in front of their three children. Tragically, domestic abuse is common in many homes in the Dominican Republic. Machismo, a Latin […]

date: April 13, 2017
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How to shop ethically this Easter

While Easter is all about remembering Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice on the cross, it’s also a time of year we consume a lot of chocolate. But how can we be sure our chocolate treats weren’t made at the expense of others? This year, 90 million chocolate bunnies will be produced around the world. That’s a lot of bunnies! […]

date: April 3, 2017
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Stopping the sex trade in Thailand—with soccer

For hours on end, you can find young boys crowded around sleek, flat-screen monitors in Thailand’s ubiquitous “game parlours.” In the Kampang Ngam slum in the northern city of Chiang Mai, these stores are often filled with children lured in from the slum with the game parlours’ easy access and low cost. The brightly lit […]

date: February 23, 2017
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Trapped in a voodoo temple

After Aklobessi was kidnapped and taken to a temple to serve in voodoo rituals, Compassion centre staff fought for her freedom for a year.  It happened at night. Aklobessi, a sweet four-year-old girl, was home alone. The priestess of the nearby voodoo temple believed she was told by the spirits that Aklobessi belonged to them. […]

date: February 16, 2017
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Why do the poor have large families?

At Compassion we believe that every child is a joy and a blessing. We know from the psalmist that “children are a gift from the Lord.” Families come in all sizes—some are small and some are large. But there’s one question we sometimes hear from those living in Western cultures: when income is scarce and […]

date: January 23, 2017
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Food shortage in Ethiopia – prayer and provision

A drought has increased the needs of already struggling families in Ethiopia. But for sponsored children, like 9-year-old Blen Ashenati, food scarcity in the region has not had devastating effects. That’s because the local church partners who run Compassion’s program in Ethiopia recognized the need and are responding by supplying extra food to families like […]

date: January 19, 2017
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Hurricane Matthew: stories of survival

“Noula!” If you had been walking the streets of Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, you might have heard this common phrase spoken among survivors. It means, “We are here. We survive.” Ephraim Lindor, a Compassion Haiti Senior Tour and Visits Specialist, shares about the strength the Haitian people have developed: “To survive in […]

date: October 28, 2016
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10 of the bravest girls you’ll ever meet

Ten courageous girls living in Kenya talk openly about their lives and the joys and struggles facing all girls, everywhere. From child marriage to education, female circumcision to the definition of beauty, their stories and images are a testament to the resilience, strength and the courage of girls living in poverty. These girls are like […]

date: October 27, 2016
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