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angeliz kiss

Angeliz lives in a tiny, dark structure on the side of a steep hill, with her great-grandmother. She does not live with her daddy, because he left her and her mommy. And she does not live with her mommy, because her mommy soon left her, too.

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typhoon haiyan damage

When a disaster strikes, the first assistance sponsored children get is from the church partner connected to the child development center where they are registered.

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fall in love freddy and sarah

May love drive away the darkness and paint a bright future into the souls of these children. May our hearts be torn apart and filled by the peace overflowing in the laughter of these lives.

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Nov 13 2013

Pray for the Philippines

pray for the philippines

The following is an email sent to many Compassion employees yesterday by Menchit Wong, our child advocacy director. It contains prayer requests for our Philippines brothers and sisters, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

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best charities to donate to

Choosing the best charity to donate to is an important decision. Not all donations are equal. Here are a few questions to help you decide which charity is best for you.

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Nov 11 2013

Anxious for Heaven

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Because of the sacrifice made by her son, Jesus, mothers around the world can know hope.

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Nov 10 2013

The Darkness is Not The End

Justin McRoberts Holding Girl

In this special chapel message, singer, songwriter and Compassion ambassador Justin McRoberts shares his story, and how God used his sponsored child to redeem a dark time in his life.

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Nov 7 2013

A Legacy of Generosity

priya and daughter

“If God gives a testimony, it is for His glory. I share my story so others will see God in it.” ~ Priya Juliet, Director of Administration for International Justice Mission in Chennai, India

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kristen kidd wallet

Kimuna will always be in my heart, but I’ll also keep the photo in my wallet where I’ll be reminded to pray for him continually and where I’ll keep the perspective I would not have gained without him.

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one meal one day strong

Children in extreme poverty don’t have the choice to eat walnuts to fight cholesterol, or watermelon to fight cancer, or spinach to fight diabetes. They can’t choose foods to help them thrive. They need basic nourishment to simply SURVIVE.

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count your blessings

November is the time of year that many people contemplate the blessings they have in life. This month’s Second Friday Letter Writing Club theme focuses on gratitude and blessings.

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Nov 3 2013

The Blue Corner

Compassion Blue Corner

In this chapel message, James Hansen, Vice President of Risk Management, talks about the Blue Corner, a reminder that God has commanded us to leave a corner for the poor. He shares why this concept is relevant to us today, and how to joyfully serve the poor with our individual Blue Corners.

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Family Bible study

Julienne grew up with the belief that her ability to learn, her wisdom and her knowledge had all been drained by her twin sister who, on the other hand, always did well in school.

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mark scandrette post

Appreciating the abundance we’ve been given can help us and our children gain a perspective that empowers us to live generously.

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one meal one day

What is your celebration meal? What makes it so special?

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Margaret Lutley and sponsored child

Margaret Lutley’s counter above her kitchen sink is framed with photos of more than 30 young people — at least one from each country where Compassion works — who are living better lives today because of her.

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living in fear

Eduar’s mother begs him to come to church with her. Sometimes he refuses. He is too afraid. He knows his delicate, young mother cannot keep him safe on the trek through the neighborhood to the church. He hears the crack of gunshots day and night.

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v small and sponsored children DR

In her first couple of years as a volunteer child advocate, Vicki strongly encouraged a couple of enthusiastic sponsors to join the Advocate Network.

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one meal one day

It is time to stand up for the millions without food, for those who have no voice. It is time to be God’s light and share the hope He brings.

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LDP graduation colombia_students posing

What keeps Juli involved with serving children in poverty? Not an organization, paperwork or activities. It’s children.

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Oct 20 2013

World Class Competence

Project staff memebers pose in front of project buildng and sign

As the success of our ministry continues to increase, the world will be looking at us more and more closely. Will they find a group of ill-informed, self-seeking people striving for personal success, or will they find Christ at the center of all we do?

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female literacy

When it comes to extreme poverty, many studies have shown that education is one of the best investments for helping release children from its hope-crushing grip. And educating girls—female literacy—creates ripples that extend for generations.

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one meal one day child eating

We’re holding a photo scavenger hunt leading up to our One Meal One Day campaign on Nov. 6, complete with prizes. So, get your camera (or phone) ready.

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world food day 2013

October 16 is World Food Day and this year’s theme is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.”

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holistic-development

Chuck McGinty, our International Program Senior Director, focuses on our holistic child development model of starting early, developing, discipling, equipping for life, and finishing well. He shares some inspiring “It Works” stories to illustrate how it all comes together.

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