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Many companies have a dress code for their employees. Compassion does too, but it’s not what you’d typically think of as a dress code.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” – Colossians 3:12 (NIV)
And in this light, we commit to you:

to honor Jesus…

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Feb 27 2009

Commit to the Lord

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Feb 27 2009

Life Expectancy Rates

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Feb 26 2009

Faith Rising

In December, The Times Online published an article entitled “As an Atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God.” 
I was as intrigued to read the article as I was skeptical to see what the inevitable “spin” would be. Come to find out, Matthew Parris, the author, was born in Africa and raised throughout the country, and was…

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Achieve universal primary education
Ensure environmental stability
Provide worldwide access to safe water
Develop a global partnership for development

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It’s said that Ernest Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words.
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
And called it his best work.
In the spirit of Hemingway’s brevity, and maybe with little help from the Holy Spirit, can you sum up your sponsorship experience in six words?
Here’s what we came up with.
Thought I…

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Feb 25 2009

Diarrhea Prevention

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We are all in a story. A great creative process of writing history and being swept up in history at the same time.

God is the author of the BIG story, the story of His great love and redemption. And we’re all a part of that big story. But we each have our own stories to…

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A video blog from Compassion International President Wess Stafford telling the story of how Compassion began.

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Feb 23 2009

Die of Hunger

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Feb 21 2009

Develop a Child

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Over the next two weeks, we’ll ask you a series of questions about poverty that we’d like you to answer … because that’s the point of asking questions – getting answers.

We’ll post one question every weekday.
There will be a total of 10 questions.
Answers to the questions will be published on March 9.
The person who…

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Wow, you all had a lot of great questions for Sathy! It was hard to pick just 10, so I picked those that hadn’t come up before on this blog and that I know Sathy could offer special insight on.
1. Having lived in India and the U.S. and having seen poverty and abundance firsthand, how do you and…

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Poorism. Wealthy people paying money to go and look at poor people. But what if there is more to it than that?

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The green leaves start to receive the first rays of the sun, leaving the darkness and cold of the night behind. It is 6 in the morning and the harvest looks ready – ready to be separated from the corn bush, ready to become part of a meal, and ready to be part of…

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Martha sits on the chair facing the window, arms crossed, and gives a great sigh of relief.  She looks at her big tummy and realizes that the days have advanced very quickly. Not many days are left before she visits the clinic.
Martha is six months pregnant. She is expecting that perhaps this time she will…

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When I was in India last month, I met the boy I sponsor, Sarath. I had been hoping and praying to meet him, and I just happened to be taking a work trip to India.
I was a bit nervous. Don’t tell, but I’m not great with kids. I know I work at Compassion, but I’m a writer–more…

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joanlyndapuckett provided us with our latest blog banner.

She took the photo while in the Dominican Republic for the Global Advocates Conference.
Hope you like it as much as we do.
Keep submitting photos to our Flickr group. We may choose one of your photos next.

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Feb 13 2009

Update From Compassion Togo

Remember when we registered our first child in Togo? That was about five months ago. Would you like to know how Compassion Togo is doing now?
Good! We have that for you!
Visit Togo’s news page and read what the Acting Country Director has to say about Compassion’s impact in Togo thus far. We think you’ll be…

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Abortion. War. Recession. Poverty. Terrorism. Injustice. Abuse. Hate. In a world full of so much evil, it’s easy to forget that God is still sitting on the throne. That He hasn’t abdicated His power. That He hasn’t forgotten or abandoned us.

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So, it’s been a while, and in case any of you had wondered where I had disappeared to, I am back to fill you in on the latest happenings in my neck of the woods. Considering it has been over a month, I have a lot tell you, so buckle up. *que Top Gun  theme song*
Last…

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The sun was at its zenith on that Thursday I visited. Nana had been at the center since the morning. After the holistic child development program, it was now lunchtime. Many children who were not part of the development center gathered round the church’s courtyard, staring at the registered children enjoying their meals.
Every Thursday there are…

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Feb 10 2009

Colors of Compassion

Is it possible for the corporate world to truly work with nonprofit organizations to effectively impact children in poverty? Absolutely!!
Such is the case with the recent partnership between DaySpring and Compassion. DaySpring has launched a new product line called “Colors of Compassion,” which will be used to help children receive critical medical care in the countries…

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It amazes me how often God uses the “least of these” among us to teach us valuable life lessons. Having worked here for a little more than four months, I have already experienced this phenomenon many times, as the children we serve “speak” to me about things such as hope, faith, love and trust.
Last week,…

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