I Am One Life

I am one life. I am not a well-known community figure. But through the Release3 challenge, I was the link between waiting children in poverty and their new sponsors.

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Nothing But Trust

Why should you trust Compassion International with the child you sponsor? Summer Intern Julie Willian shares her journey of first-time sponsorship.

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5 Awesome Apps to Help Your Letter Writing

Writing the child you sponsor from the Compassion app just got easier and more fun with these awesome apps!

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Summer Volunteering with Compassion

Compassion volunteers band together in community to talk to potential sponsors, listen to stories, and share their hearts. It’s truly a family experience.

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African Childhood: Beauty in Simplicity

For the International Day of the African Child, take a photo journey into what African childhood can look like. One filled with the beauty of simplicity.

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The Making of an Entrepreneur

When a teenage entrepreneur is given the right opportunities to develop, his microenterprise changes the futures of both his family and his community.

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How to Write a Letter from the New Compassion App

To be honest, sometimes it is hard to find the time or energy to sit down, find a pen, think about what to say, and then write out a letter to my sponsored child. What should I write? What do I ask him? How long will it take me? How do I log on to my account again? There can be so many questions to answer before the letter is even written, and in our busy lives and digital culture, writing letters can be a time-consuming task. But we know that our letters connect us to our sponsored children and that they are the main way we are able to communicate our love and care for them.

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How to Save a Life With an Egg

When one of the children or youth enrolled in our program has a medical crisis, the Compassion staff and church partners in that country will do whatever they can to help. But what about a child who isn’t enrolled in our program?

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From Farm to Table: What Safe Food Means to One Child

World Health Day is April 7 and this year’s focus is food safety. More than 200 diseases are caused by unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses and chemical substances. Helping meet the physical needs of the children in our program, and of their communities, sometimes means having to find healthy food sources. Often, farm to table is the best solution possible. This is where little Borisut comes in. He is a sponsored child in Thailand’s rural northern region. And we’d like you to hear his perspective on how farm-to-table living has benefited not only his family but also his entire community.

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What Does Advocacy Look Like?

Advocacy is big and small. It’s hundreds of people and it’s a single voice. It’s big roles and small conversations. It’s both difficult and simple, all at once. But always, always, it’s about connecting people to the opportunity to do something extraordinary. To love a child they’ve never met.

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Compassion Bloggers are Going to the Dominican Republic

A team of Compassion Bloggers will be in the Dominican Republic from February 16 through February 20, 2015, blogging for children in poverty.

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The Fight to End Extreme Poverty

The idea of being able to end extreme poverty in the world often feels overwhelming. But with the latest news from the United Nations, coupled with independent research about our sponsorship program, it no longer feels unattainable. In fact, it could even be accomplished within our lifetime. This good news is our motivation to fight harder than ever before to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name!

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