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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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8 Reasons Why Your Family Should Do Step Into My Shoes

There is a lot of brokenness, pain, poverty and suffering in our world. Raising a young family in the midst of it all can be scary, intimidating and challenging—never mind talking to your kids about all of that brokenness. Where would we even start? How could we ever help our children understand when we hardly […]

date: September 7, 2016
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Christian quotes about poverty

A lot of great thinkers have sought to understand poverty. Consider these few quotes about poverty and a Christian response from a few Christian thinkers to challenge your thinking and inspire your soul. “The Spirit wants to make you threatening to all the forces of injustice and apathy and complacency that keep our world from […]

date: July 13, 2016
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Learning about HIV/AIDS

Learning you’re sick is frustrating. In the developing world, it can be downright terrifying. Especially when it’s HIV/AIDS. Testing positive for HIV is about more than a health problem.  In many cultures, people with HIV or AIDS are shunned by their communities like a modern-day leper. And it’s difficult for sick parents to provide for […]

date: November 30, 2015
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Why doesn’t Compassion give more away?

Many people thinking of sponsoring a child naturally want to know, “What does a child get through sponsorship?” Especially if comparing several different organizations, people want to know exactly what their money is going toward so they can be good stewards of their resources. This can lead us to focus on the physical things children […]

date: November 30, 2015
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Why do people in poverty have cell phones?

If you’ve ever travelled to developing countries, you might have been surprised to see how many people have cell phones. From businesspeople in suits to women hawking tomatoes on the streets, everyone seems to have a cell phone in their hand. This can lead people to ask, “If they are so poor, why do they […]

date: November 20, 2015
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Growing together

Hi, my name is Borisut and I’m seven years old. Welcome to my family’s garden! I live with my family in a country called Thailand, far away from the big cities. My grandparents used to plant all their vegetables by themselves, but by the time I was born people from the city had built roads all […]

date: October 16, 2015
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I’m a girl, but I have dreams.

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, a day to promote the rights of girls and speak out against the injustices they face. Many girls around the world aren’t able to dream or plan for their future because they are denied education and married off young. But Compassion’s church partners around the world […]

date: October 11, 2015
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Glory and poverty

I look out the bus and to my left, I see the ocean flash its shades of turquoise and blue. On my right, lush, green hills. Glory. Absolute, beautiful glory. I imagine the Garden of Eden couldn’t have looked much different than Haiti. Then the pristine landscape is interrupted by shacks and dirt. Mounds of […]

date: October 8, 2015
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A tribute to tutors

Everyone remembers their favourite teacher. Aside from our parents, teachers are the adults we spend the most time with from a very young age. We may only have a teacher for one school year, but we remember the ones who invest in us, who help us to learn, dream and prepare for the future. Teachers can have a […]

date: October 5, 2015
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