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Six ways to be generous but not judgmental

  “I love your jacket!” says a friend. “Thanks, I got it on clearance!” is my knee-jerk response. “Wow, your home is so beautiful!” says another friend. “Thanks—it was pre-foreclosure and we got a crazy deal on it!” I explain. For nearly a decade, I’ve worked for an organization that strives to end poverty, and […]

date: November 18, 2016
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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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Just the thirteen of us

Jeancilia and Héribert are no strangers to raising children. As parents of nine—including two sets of twins—they had faced almost everything parents of a large family can: sleepless nights, unfinished homework, the struggle to pay bills. Just feeding nine growing children was often a challenge, but one Jeancilia and Héribert chose to face together. Héribert worked […]

date: June 2, 2016
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A mom learning to live simply

My husband and I have two kids, ages five and two. We often have discussed whether or not we were done expanding our family. My husband felt like he was done, but sometimes I miss having a baby in my arms. It started as a joke, but my husband has said, “If you have a […]

date: May 5, 2016
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A compassionate kid

Twelve-year-old Isabella has had sweet success with baking and selling cupcakes to sponsor two kids. Isabella’s mom taught her to care about people in need all over the world, which made Isabella want to sponsor a child in another country. But how could a 12-year-old afford to help another child? Isabella, who loves to bake, […]

date: April 18, 2016
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My journey of faith

One sponsor, Greta Fehr, shares about growing closer to Christ after visiting Nicaragua.  I grew up in a Mennonite Christian home that was very legalistic. I tirelessly tried to please God and fill the void in my life by keeping all the rules. I never knew for certain if my good works would outweigh my […]

date: April 11, 2016
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Five weeks left to shop—and do good

There’s just a little over five weeks until Christmas! Does that bring you excitement and joy or anxiety? (Or maybe a mix of both!) We want to bring joy to you and to people living in poverty—with our annual gift guide. How can a gift guide bring joy? Trust us—the look on a child’s face […]

date: November 16, 2015
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A peek into Child Survival Programs around the world

At Compassion, our goal is to help children develop in every area of their life—and that means starting before birth. That’s why our church partners work alongside parents and caregivers through the Child Survival Program, tailoring the program to meet specific needs in their community. Here are just a few activities happening in Child Survival Programs around the globe. […]

date: September 23, 2015
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A father’s love

This Father’s Day, we want to honour every father (and father figure!) who works hard to support, protect and nurture their family. Every dad has a unique story. Listen as Geronimo, the father of a Compassion child in Nicaragua named Maria tells his:

date: June 21, 2015
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Day of the African Child

Today, we’re celebrating children in the African countries where Compassion works. Children in these countries face many unique challenges—but through their local church, they also have amazing people looking out for them. Here are just a few stories of the children we serve and the loving adults who care for them. Preventing malaria in Burkina Faso Mamadou […]

date: June 16, 2015
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