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maimouna_BF

We recently met several wonderful teenagers in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In the time we spent with them, they shared what they have learned at their child development centers.

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the-end-of-the-day

We spend most of our day caring for kids we don’t know, wondering why more people don’t do the same, and standing with one foot in a sea of desperate humanity, and one foot in an ocean of blessed grace.

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through the eyes of a child self

This was a fun experience. I was experimenting with the camera and decided to take one photo of me. I forgot to smile, but I liked this photo anyway.

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serve-god

We are serving the Messiah, the Son of the living God. That’s who we are; we are one by this undeniable truth.

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wheat-field-PD

Our pioneer ancestors scraped and sacrificed and barely got by, in many ways living a similar lifestyle to what millions of subsistence farmers still lead around the world.

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Each task, every step, each contribution, every role — we are all Compassion! All we are and all we give make a huge difference in how people’s lives are impacted by our common work.

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the wise men

The wise men in the nativity came to honor the God-child. You, our sponsors are modern “wise men” who come to honor the God-image in each child.

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Many people in Mexico are highly dedicated to crafts, but in the hills of Veracruz, there is a group of adolescents who have dedicated the last couple of months to the delicate craftwork of making glass Christmas decorations.

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Dec 24 2012

He Became Poor

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Dignity is still so important, even in such dire conditions.

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share-the-gospel

Pray that God would fill your sponsored child with a passion for proclaiming God’s glory and sharing His gospel with their community.

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alejandro-and-marvin

Like most boys his age, Alejandro enjoys playing soccer with his friends and always has time to play with his little brother. He looks forward to continuing his education and one day he wants to become a doctor to help the people of his community.

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change-a-life

At age 2, Claudio was an orphan, desperate for love and daily care yet without food, electricity, or hope.

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TG-son-hospital

Many children are lost every single day. But, no parent should have to face the nightmare of losing a child simply because they can’t afford help.

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kings-and-priests

Together let us strive to spread the Good News so that more children know they have a special calling and destiny—to be saved, to be kings and priests!

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There is something special about giving a gift to a child who rarely receives gifts. Most families in developing countries don’t have the extra funds to buy gifts like bubbles and Dora dolls.

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Dec 19 2012

God Cares

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The home of Jorge and Richard wasn’t safe. Their father, in particular, was very abusive, and the cigarette burn marks on the faces of the boys were the horrific evidence of that.

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FolkAngel Logo

Folk Angel is offering free Christmas music downloads to Compassion staff and supporters. Downloads are available through December 21, 2012.

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Dec 18 2012

The Lord’s Favor

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The soft rays of the early morning sun slowly began to break through the haze and shone on the faces of the two on the stone bench. Tears were running down the face of the man as he held the boy close to him.

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word of the year

Receiving a word for the year from the Lord is not a New Year’s resolution. It’s more like a gift from Him.

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Dec 17 2012

It Is Possible!

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Leaders of integrity, honesty, wisdom, courage, and deep faith are rising up and taking their place. Now more than ever, our world needs them to step out of the shadows of obscurity.

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wess stafford 12.12.12

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

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thankful heart

Although they do not have material wealth, pray that your sponsored child would be overflowing with thankfulness to God for the gifts He has given them.

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living in lima

Tomasa brought her family to Lima, leaving their house and farmland behind. She is glad her daughters are encouraged to dream about the future from their new home.

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prayer-of-hope

Tears poured down Cesar’s face. He was ready to give up. You could feel it in every fiber of his being.

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good-writing-prompts

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin a letter to your sponsored child. Here are twenty questions to help you get your letters started.

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