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Graduates tossing their caps

As our Alumni scholarship initiative comes to an end, we celebrate our final two scholarship recipients, Daniel Njenga Maina and Anthony Njoroge Wanjiru. Each graduate shares about the ways that God has impacted their lives through Compassion’s ministry.

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make a difference mark

Ever feel that your sponsorship doesn’t matter? That your letters don’t make a difference? That you don’t make a difference?

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kids being kids indonesia

The best thing about working with kids around the world? No matter what country they are from, they LOVE to have fun. Here are 14 of our favorite pictures of kids being kids from the countries in which we work.

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things kids say parrot

Every once in a while, the things our sponsor kids have written to us make us pause, laugh, and thank God that we get to be a part of their lives. Here’s a collection of the most adorable things our kids have written to us.

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compassion summer intern veronica kelly

Every summer, 20 university students enroll in our 10 1/2-week internship program for the opportunity to gain professional experience within Compassion. After the Compassion summer intern trip to Guatemala, Veronica Fertzer advocates for all children who live in extreme poverty, not just those in the Compassion program.

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Jul 8 2014

The Power of Words

the power of words

When we write to our sponsored child, our words are often the very thing that help create future dreams. And sometimes those dreams are to be just like us.

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compassion summer intern kelly paint

Every summer, 20 university students enroll in our 10.5 week internship program for the opportunity to gain professional experience within Compassion. From the intern trip to Esculinda, Guatemala, Kelly Uchiumi shares what she witnessed as one of the key ingredients in breaking the cycle of poverty.

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Jun 29 2014

Bring Jesus Home

Nshimiyimana reading the Bible

In this chapel message, Dean Cowles, founder and National Director of CityConnexx shares inspirational testimonies of changed lives from his urban ministry experience.

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compassion intern series alex

Every summer, twenty university students enroll in our 10.5 week internship program for the opportunity to gain professional experience within Compassion. This year the Compassion Summer Interns traveled to Guatemala and Alex Tunell shares how two lives were changed for the better.

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letter writing ideas pinterest

Over the past year, on our Second Friday Writing Club board on Pinterest, many letter writing ideas have been pinned on how to make wonderful paper items for our sponsored children that can be mailed. You can join in the creativity by pinning and sharing your fun and inspirational ideas with #compassionletter!

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for the kids

Why do we do all we do for children? We do it because every child matters and every single child is worth fighting for!

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Jun 13 2014

World Cup Fever

world cup fever athletic

The 2014 World Cup. Thirty-two teams. Twelve stadiums. Sixty-four soccer matches. Thirty-one days. More than 715 million people around the world tune in! But what does World Cup Fever have to do with you?

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experience compassion conference

Experience Compassion Conference: June 27-28, 2014 in beautiful Colorado Springs. We’d love to celebrate with you and give you the opportunity to learn more about what we do. Learn more and Register today!

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become a missionary

We as sponsors have the ability to make a difference in the life of a child living in poverty and fulfill our individual calling here at home.

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May 25 2014

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

Two cute little girls

In this chapel message, pastor and activist Tyler Wigg-Stevenson brings a message of encouragement and hope for weary Christians. Jesus has promised that He will reveal Himself to us if we are faithful to love even in painful and difficult times.

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language of love

What is the language of love? Is it French (ooo la la!)? Spanish? And, how do we express love to our sponsored child when there is a language barrier?

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notification

Once a child is fully enrolled in our sponsorship program, each of our partner countries begin working to link the child with a sponsor. While this occurs, the staff in our Ghana country office and at our church partners begin praying for kind hearted individuals to see the pictures of the children and pick…

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May 13 2014

Jesus Loves Me

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The sound of children singing praise to Jesus has to be one of the most beautiful sounds. The joy that comes from a relationship with Jesus shows when the children sing.

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May 11 2014

Jesus in the Old Testament

Wedding

In this chapel message, Kurt Birky, Global Brand development Director, digs into Genesis 22 and 24, exploring the fascinating parallels between the life of Isaac and the life of Jesus.

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three-children_philippines

Choosing a child to sponsor is a daunting prospect when you consider that the child you select may be a part of your heart for a lifetime. How do you choose whom to help and whom someone else must help? Here are several ways to approach your decision.

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birthday-celebration-ET

Leave a comment if you want to join us in finding birthday-related items we can share with our sponsored children.

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im not broke

The lies of poverty tell a child that they are broke, unfixable and hopeless. But then there is Jesus. And Jesus tells a very different story.

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im poor burkina faso

Our tendency, when we get a little more money, is to live up to our means. A slightly larger house or a slightly larger car, and we have the same stress each month when our bills arrive and the same feeling that we’re poor compared to so and so up the road.

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rafonzel-fazon

Over the past 60 years more than 1 million children have experienced Compassion. Now, these “little ones” aren’t so little.

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Apr 28 2014

Letter Writing 101

letter writing quotes

Writing letters is a crucial way to build a relationship with your sponsored child…but also one of the most challenging. In this infographic we have everything (and by everything, we mean some of the things) you ever wanted to know about letter writing.

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