Crowned With Abundancy

The Leadership Development Program (LDP), which began in 1996, recently achieved a significant milestone, its 1,000th graduate. Joanita Nannyunja completed a bachelor of science degree in agriculture at Makerere University in Kampala. Makerere University […]

Continue Reading ›

Vallarasu the Outlier

Outliers are men and women who do things out of the ordinary; men and women who have drive, skill and talent, but who also are given an opportunity to succeed. “When outliers become outliers it is not just because of their own efforts. It’s because […]

Continue Reading ›

Chasing Off the Leopard of Hunger in Uganda

In July 2009, a cry for help went up in parts of northern and eastern Uganda as many people succumbed to the severe and persistent drought that swept across half of the nation. Soroti district was one of the localities that was hardest hit. However, […]

Continue Reading ›

Do Sponsored Children Have Expectations of Their Sponsors?

Pastor Sam, the director of Immanuel Child Development Center in India, shares his feelings of gratefulness to sponsors — gratefulness for the vital role they play in the holistic development of children in poverty. Here are his thoughts about a […]

Continue Reading ›

Help Us Rescue Babies in Haiti

Four million babies die each year in the first month of life. Half of these babies die in the first 24 hours of life. And in the aftermath of last month’s earthquake in Haiti, the risks for babies and toddlers throughout the country have increased. As […]

Continue Reading ›

Chico Accepts Christ

This week, I witnessed one of the most precious moments I’ve experienced since working at Compassion. I’m traveling as a writer with about 25 sponsors on a Sponsor Tour in Guatemala. On Monday, a few of us visited Chico’s home. Chico is an adorable […]

Continue Reading ›

A Time Such as This

I hit a point several weeks ago where I didn’t think I could handle seeing one more thing or reading one more article about Haiti. I needed some distance and recuperating time, which is a good thing. But despite the time of stress and trauma, there […]

Continue Reading ›

Relief for Haiti: Transitioning to Longer-Term Solutions

While we continue delivering food and supply kits to our church partners for the immediate relief of the families they serve, we are beginning to shift our focus from short-term relief to longer-term solutions. One possible component of a larger strategic […]

Continue Reading ›

How Do Sports Help Release Children From Poverty?

Four years ago, the Alfa y Omega Student Center opened its doors to the children of the community in San Benito, Nicaragua. And the work that initially looked hard is now obtaining great results.

Little more than a year ago, the idea of putting together sports teams at the center flourished. Three teams were formed: baseball, volleyball and soccer, and children volunteered to be part of one of them.

Continue Reading ›

Sponsored Child, Radio Evangelist

It is 6 a.m. in the community of Talanga, just 45 kilometers from Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras, and the radio program for children, “Oasis of Love,” is about to start. One of the commentators is 12-year-old Olvin, the voice for […]

Continue Reading ›