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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

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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

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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

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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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sponsor change_hug

Child sponsorship is about participation. Sponsoring a child is an exciting, humbling, invested experience that really is changing the world — one life at a time. #SponsorChange

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Jan 12 2014

TCPT Prayer Chapel

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In the first chapel of the new year, we focus on an extended time of prayer for the Transforming Core Processes with Technology (TCPT) project that will help us minister to our children and sponsors more efficiently in the future.

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Human-trafficking-infographic-featured-image

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. By learning the facts about this terrible crime against humanity, you can be the change for exploited children around the world.

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Jan 1 2014

Happy New Year!

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As you reflect back upon the blessings and trials of the past year and pray about what the Lord has in store for you in 2014, we want to thank you so much for your commitment to children in poverty.

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Dec 27 2013

Healthy Smiles

healthy smiles

Smiles transcend time and place. We would know, we get to see a lot of them.

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Dec 25 2013

Merry Christmas!

nativity

On this day we hope you feel the presence of our Savior as we celebrate His grand love and His perfect will to move us closer to Himself.
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”
– Matthew…

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Three young girls hold up the sports uniform they have just received

Comedienne Chonda Pierce uses humor and her personal testimony in this special Christmas chapel message.

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Dec 19 2013

We Broke the Bed

gladys and family

We went, seven Compassion sponsors, flush with excitement, filled with the desire to help, hearts ready to connect. We went to Gladys’ modest home to learn about her world. We went with the best of intentions. And then we broke her bed.

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the-perfect-christmas-gift-featured

What if, instead of giving gifts that break, expire or get used up, you gave a gift that lasts forever?

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