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63 years sponsoring children in poverty—our new hero!

For some of us, the decision to support Compassion came in the wake of a Hillsong concert, a Christian conference or word of mouth. For others, Compassion has just always been in their blood. 88-year-old Jean Toole hails from the breezy Maritimes of Halifax, Nova Scotia. For 63 years, she has been faithfully sponsoring children in […]

date: December 31, 2018
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Two boys wearing red Christmas hats have their arms around each other and smile at the camera through an open window.

How to shop ethically this Christmas

Nothing highlights the amount of material blessing we have in North America quite like Christmas. But it can also highlight the amount of excess in our lives. Instead of enjoying the abundance of Jesus in this season, we can sometimes feel like we’re drowning in stuff.   The sad truth is that some of this “stuff” has […]

date: November 29, 2018
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Patanree sits cross legged on the ground with her toys, looking at the camera as the sun beams into their hoe. Her mom sits behind her smiling at her.

For Patnaree, there was no time to waste

The birth of a child should be met with joy, not fear. But when Patnaree entered the world with a stomach deformity, her mother Chernaypaw was terrified. How could she possibly access the medical treatment Patnaree so desperately required? The lead up to the birth of her third child was filled with uncertainty for Chernaypaw. During […]

date: July 16, 2018
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Vahen and her husband pose in front a red carpet backdrop at the Miss Wheelchair Canada awards. Vahen wheres a teirah and smlies at the camera.

Miss Wheelchair Canada: God will restore what was lost

How God used a tragic miscarriage and several “coincidences” to forge a beautiful sponsorship relationship When you talk to Vahen King, who became the first ever Miss Wheelchair Canada in 2017, you immediately sense her unwavering confidence and her fiery grit. You become accustomed to her shared nuggets of wisdom, treasures from a shelf of […]

date: April 12, 2018
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A woman stands by the water and takes a photograph.

How are you uniquely wired to respond to poverty?

Gaining a deeper understanding of God’s perspective on poverty can make a huge difference.

date: March 23, 2018
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This missionary to Bolivia uses his travels to bless Compassion children

We love that we are able to be part of the ministry of so many amazing Canadians! Here is one of your stories that inspired us this year. Alex Muir is a missionary with Pioneers Canada, and he travels several times a year to distribute solar-powered audio Bibles to remote villages in Bolivia. He and […]

date: March 1, 2018
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A child looks down at a microphone as other children crowd around.

Five tips to conquer a fear of public speaking

Our amazing volunteers share their wisdom on speaking up for children in poverty. We are so inspired by the many Canadians who share Compassion with their friends, churches or other groups. Their choice makes such a lasting difference in the lives of so many children! But we know it takes some courage—public speaking is many […]

date: February 7, 2018
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A family stand in front of their new house.

This family made an offer on a home $150,000 below the highest bid. And they got it.

We love that we are able to be part of the ministry of so many amazing Canadians! Here is just one of your stories that inspired us this year. After returning from a mission trip in Uganda and meeting their Compassion child, the Soh family in Oakville, Ontario, felt convicted that it was time to […]

date: January 12, 2018
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What can a boy in poverty teach you about waiting?

How a Canadian sponsor learned about faith in times of waiting from an impoverished family in Ecuador   By Amy Smart It was 4 a.m. on a January morning. I stood in a parking lot, shivering as the cold Saskatchewan wind cut through my hoodie and sweatpants. Suitcase in tow, I approached the van that […]

date: September 7, 2017
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Your selfie could help change a child’s life

#SponsorSelfieDay is coming! This is a day where Compassion sponsors all over the world will be sharing selfies—but not just any selfie! On Saturday, September 16, we want you to share a photo of yourself with your sponsored child’s photo so you can show everyone just how easy it is to impact the life of […]

date: September 1, 2017
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