Poverty’s Shame

“For you, when you help take care of our children, is it easy for you, or is it a sacrifice?”

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Poverty Is . . .

We get half as many visits on Saturday as we do other days, so we’re trying something new – half a sentence. Please finish it for us.

Poverty is . . .

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Compassion Togo: Putting Faces to the Statistics

This is part four in our four part series – The Case for Compassion Togo Driving through the streets of Lome, Togo, scenes unfold that are far too common in sub-Saharan Africa. Individuals ranging from very young to very old sit and stand at the […]

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Today is the Day to Fast and Pray

Thank you to everyone who has made the commitment to fast and pray with us today. We’re nearly 6,000 strong. Thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word about the day of fasting and prayer and about the global food crisis. Thank you to […]

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The State of the Church

This is part three in our four part series – The Case for Compassion Togo Christianity in Togo dates back to the mid-1800s when the Methodist and Presbyterian denominations organized churches in the country. They were followed by the Catholic Church […]

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Compassion Sri Lanka

In addition to the expectation and excitement of registering our first child in Togo later this year, I’m very excited to say that two weeks ago our Board of Directors unanimously approved plans to begin work in Sri Lanka. Of course, there is still […]

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The State of the Children

Part two in our four part series – The Case for Compassion Togo The children of Togo are especially affected by the economic and social issues of the country. The infant mortality rate is nearly 60 deaths per 1,000 live births and the under-five […]

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10 Days, 14,000 Feet and 19 Children

Hello again. I’m about to take a trip to Bolivia, where I can meet many of the children that I sponsor plus several others too. I’m so excited right now!! I’m stoked. I think I spelled that right. On June 27, I’m taking off from […]

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The Case for Compassion Togo

Today, we’re beginning a four part series to introduce you to Togo, the newest country Compassion works in. The Compassion office is now open, and the staff are working to begin registering children in the fall. An Overview of the Country Located […]

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Child Development vs. Community Development

Some people ask why we focus on individual child development rather than focusing on community development.

Here’s the answer – straight from the mouth of Tony Neeves, our vice president of international development.

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