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happier than

How happy are people who sponsor a child? Well, they’re happier than…

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Apr 20 2014

He Is Risen!

Artwork from Mathare Community Outreach Child Development Center

Hallelujah! Hosanna!
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His…

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Apr 19 2014

Alive in Christ

Christ has died. And we are united with Him in his death.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians…

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Artwork from Mathare Community Outreach Child Development Center

Compassion is closed today to honor Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

It was the day of Preparation of Passover Week, about the sixth hour.
“Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews.
But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”
“Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked.
“We have no king but Caesar,” the chief…

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fall in love_judah

Judah’s funny, full of life, joyful and silly. And you are going to fall in love with him — guaranteed!

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rwandan-genocide-survivors

20 years ago images of the Rwandan genocide horrified us. Today, there are new images to be seen in Rwanda.

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best decision ever

Hashtags are a cultural phenomenon. And today we are having a little fun with our friend, the hashtag.

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who is your hero image

You, the sponsor of a child living in poverty, are a hero. And you may not feel like a hero, but you are one.

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Bible Distribution for Children

In this chapel message, Jim Rankin, founder of Adventures in Truth, shares about his ministry in Ethiopia and the importance of Ethiopia in scripture.

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what-do-you-want-to-be-when-you-grow-up-kenia

Children all around the world have dreams about their futures. We asked some of the children in our program what they want to be when they grow up.

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Mar 8 2014

Called to Love

Christine Uwase sharing her porridge with the family

In this chapel message, Mark Yeadon, Senior Vice President of International Program, unpacks the meaning of Christlike love and how we can learn to love the way Jesus commanded.

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importance of letter writing

My head drops and I feel the tears clog my throat. My friends are all around me, buzzing with excitement and comparing letters. The rest of us who didn’t get a letter get quiet and walk away.

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Sponsor Change DR

Sponsoring change is a declarative act that starts as a whisper and builds into a loud and celebratory shout. It is about investing in the things of heaven – in things like compassion, belief, and “the least of these.”

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son-of-god-movie

Jimmy Mellado, our President and CEO, shares what we have in common with the Son of God movie project.

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Feb 23 2014

My Walk With Jesus

Sponsor Jane Duffey holding hands with her sponsored child

In this chapel message, President and CEO Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado explores the four stages of spiritual development through his own walk with Jesus, from his simple faith as a boy through his broken times which have enabled him to reach a point of “just love.”

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Feb 20 2014

A Trip of Small Miracles

tom, ann, emma and dimas

My trip to meet the children I sponsor actually began in 1955. That was the year my parents-in-law loaded up two toddlers and flew to their new home in Siguatepeque, Honduras.

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Feb 18 2014

The Cost of Child Labor

child labor featured image

Child laborers are not simply working an after-school job. They are children who have had their safety, education and childhoods taken from them.

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Feb 14 2014

The Letter’s the Thing

child writing letter

When it comes to Child Sponsorship and letter writing there is a ‘Seen’ and ‘Unseen’ element at work on several levels.

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sponsor change_girl in blue

There’s more to our sponsorship than we might imagine – more heart, more inspiration, more grace and more meaning than we give ourselves credit for. There is deep, abiding, eternal meaning to our small decision to sponsor a child.

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Feb 9 2014

The Prodigal Son

Beguens Theus hugs a boy in at a school

In this chapel message, Pastor Joby Martin from the Church of Eleven22 shares about his church’s partnership with Compassion and preaches about the Prodigal Son.

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letter writing

Affirming words from mentors and teachers and even strangers, make us into the people we become.

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Feb 5 2014

They Have Dreams Too

they have a dream too

Somewhere, a young man in extreme poverty gets a sparkle in his eye when he thinks of computers. And when he walks the dirt roads of his town, he imagines the words he will write to his sponsor.

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Jan 26 2014

Compassion Alumni Chapel

compassion alumni

In this chapel message, three of our Alumni share how Compassion improved their lives and how God is using them to bless their communities now.

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UG-Blog-FI

A team of Compassion Bloggers will be in Uganda from January 27 through January 31, 2014 marking our fifth year of blogging for children in poverty.

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Jan 21 2014

The Love of Literacy

literacy class in bolivia

When a church in Bolivia discovered many of the mothers enrolled its Child Survival Program couldn’t read or write the official language of the country, it acted. This is what the church did.

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