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Oct 12 2013

Achievement’s Shadow

Graduates smile showing their school medals

Our new president and CEO Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado shares about Achievement’s Shadow, the dark side that often comes in the wake of misguided achievement. He shares his own personal stories and some biblical truths that can help us keep the right perspective when pursuing achievement.

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Project director, sponsored child in head scarf and pastor

Chaltu joined our sponsorship program in a unique and surprising way.

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Oct 10 2013

The Little Things

bolivia-homes

Brandy and her group of sponsors are in Bolivia where they recently toured a Child Survival Program and met Rosario on their home visit—a time filled with little things.

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Murthy

We tend to grow into what we see around us, which can be good if we’re emulating a positive role model. However, this truth is anything but good for Murthy, who is beginning to lose all hope.

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advent candles

It’s just the beginning of October, but mail to our sponsored children takes time to arrive, which makes now the time to be thinking about the Christmas letter you send to your child.

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Your participation and support of blog month helped offer hope and opportunity to thousands of children living in extreme poverty. And on their behalf we are grateful. Thank you.

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Editorial Photo

In Togo, national statistics indicate that 39 percent of the population do not have access to an improved drinking water source. A quarter of the Togolese population do not have, within a 30 minute walk, a source of drinking water.

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importance of clean water

Through facts, ideas and special water challenges Jill shares the importance of safe drinking water with the children at Vacation Bible School.

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kelsi williamson post

Kelsi spent the last year living and working in Nairobi, Kenya, and constantly fought guilt. She felt guilty for being “different.”

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Carolyn Mielke and Daniel

Carolyn’s sponsorship story started almost 20 years ago after hearing a ministry presentation. The name of her first sponsored child was Danny and he was from Honduras.

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Children brush their teeth

Children registered in our program in Peru are taught good health practices according to age group as well as location.

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City Scenes Tegucigalpa area

As we enter the home stretch of Blog Month, you may be feeling a little low on creativity and words. Let this little exercise help get those creative juices flowing.

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mark peters chapel

In this chapel service, Mark Peters, Ministry Director of the Child Sponsorship Program focuses on the partnership aspect of our core strategy and what that means to us as an organization.

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Soundaryas story

In India, there are an estimated 15 million children serving as bonded laborers, many doing back-breaking work in rock quarries.

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amy bair tz

Twitter allows bloggers to be known, liked, and trusted by people who have made Twitter their platform of choice, and for Compassion Bloggers, that means that their ministry is not falling on deaf ears.

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ending poverty boy wearing a swimming mask

The key to ending poverty resides in the capacity of human beings—and their view of their own capacity—to facilitate positive change.

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Tapon showing photos of his sponsor

Through our child development centers, the ministry has initiated a new type of friendship in Bangladesh. For sponsored children, friendship isn’t limited to age, distance or culture.

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sept 2013 pinterest post YR

We are enjoying the last bits of summer here in central California, where I live with my family. But we are quickly moving into the fall season as kids head back to school, thoughts of homemade soups and bread fill my head, and I start thinking about pulling out the warmer clothes as we head…

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determined silence

Silence speaks. To everyone and for everyone. Silence cannot remain intact. It is always broken. Silence requires effort. It’s deliberate action or inaction.

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wess retirement

Compassion President and CEO Wess Stafford is retiring. Please join us on Saturday, September 14, at New Life Church: Colorado Springs, Colorado from 7–9 p.m. MST as we celebrate Wess’ years of leadership.

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Eyram in Classroom

When Eyram did not take all of her medication, she had seizures. She lived in total fear.

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Editorial Photo

Vita wakes up every day intending to paint something beautiful with her life. Some days, she doesn’t feel like she has all the right colors.

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Complementary Interventions featured image

What are Complementary Interventions? How do Complementary Interventions help children living in the developing world?

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bri and friend

A message every child needs to hear is, “Jesus loves you and He won’t ever leave you. He won’t ever let you down.”

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Sep 1 2013

What Makes Us Different?

what makes us different

What sets us apart from other child sponsorship organizations? We are church-based, child-focused and Christ-centered.

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