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one meal one day

It is time to stand up for the millions without food, for those who have no voice. It is time to be God’s light and share the hope He brings.

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Oct 20 2013

World Class Competence

Project staff memebers pose in front of project buildng and sign

As the success of our ministry continues to increase, the world will be looking at us more and more closely. Will they find a group of ill-informed, self-seeking people striving for personal success, or will they find Christ at the center of all we do?

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female literacy

When it comes to extreme poverty, many studies have shown that education is one of the best investments for helping release children from its hope-crushing grip. And educating girls—female literacy—creates ripples that extend for generations.

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one meal one day child eating

We’re holding a photo scavenger hunt leading up to our One Meal One Day campaign on Nov. 6, complete with prizes. So, get your camera (or phone) ready.

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world food day 2013

October 16 is World Food Day and this year’s theme is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.”

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holistic-development

Chuck McGinty, our International Program Senior Director, focuses on our holistic child development model of starting early, developing, discipling, equipping for life, and finishing well. He shares some inspiring “It Works” stories to illustrate how it all comes together.

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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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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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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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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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Complementary Interventions featured image

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

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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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shauna ben and sadaam

Shauna Pilgreen, in the hospital for an unknown illness, can only think of one thing — her sponsored child Sadaam.

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what does success look like

When people ask us what success looks like, we point to our children. Our children like Sandiele.

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Blog Month 2013 starts September 1, and the goal is to get 3,160 children sponsored online by 11:59 p.m. MT on September 30.

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Aug 25 2013

The Heart of Compassion

heart of compassion

The name “Compassion” describes our mission, our values and our ministry strategy. And, it describes a love in action — a love that fuels a heart of compassion for children around the world.

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grow tomatoes

The children at the Santa Lucía student center are learning some valuable life lessons from growing their own tomatoes.

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creativity in education

For us, education is as diverse as our children. From Taekwondo to bead making to surfing, our children do more than sit at a desk.

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olive

Recently we asked Olive Aneno about her career as a social worker. Why did she choose a career in social work? And, what are the differences she sees in the children of Uganda and the children she works with in the U.S.

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child packets

I had heard that cry only twice in my life, but the sound is burned into my memory. This cry … this lament … pierced my soul. Instinctively, I understood an emotion so great, I knew no words existed to express it.
It was 2009. Atlanta. I was attending a very hip conference held in…

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rescued letters

If you were forced to quickly leave your home of 17 years, what items would you grab first? For Maribel, she rescued the items most valuable to her — her sponsor’s letters.

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