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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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From stones to school

Child labour: when a child is either too young to work or is involved in hazardous activities that may compromise their physical, mental, social or educational development. ~ UNICEF Dust billows around Victor’s face as he works, choking him with every swing of his hammer. He tries not to breathe it, but it’s impossible not […]

date: June 9, 2015
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Farming for the future

Sitting in a classroom all day long can be boring. That’s why at one Compassion centre in Minahasa, Indonesia, the tutors have taken the lessons outside—to a plot of land where teenagers are learning to farm chili peppers. Minahasa is located on the northern peninsula of Sulawesi, an island in central Indonesia. Along the coastline, […]

date: May 25, 2015
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Standing strong against child marriage

Growing up isn’t always easy. But some girls around the world face challenges many of us can’t even imagine. Sampatya arrived home from her Compassion centre in Bihar, India one afternoon when she overheard her parents talking about her. Listening in, she realized with horror that they had arranged for her to marry a man […]

date: May 16, 2015
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What does sponsorship have to do with social justice?

Today is World Day of Social Justice. According to the United Nations, “We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.” You might […]

date: February 20, 2015
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What does Compassion have to do with church planting?

Near the Ecuadorian border with Colombia, there is an island so remote that villagers can only reach the mainland by a 45-minute canoe ride. Here in Pampanal de Bolivar, wood homes balance on stilts to protect from monthly flooding. Under the homes, children play amidst trash stuck in the mud and muck—there is no trash […]

date: January 1, 2015
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