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If you will love God with your whole heart and trust fully in Him, He will direct you. He wants to use your gifts and experiences to accomplish His perfect plan for your life. Where will loving God lead you?

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Jan 2 2012

Just Love Me

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“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.” — Matthew 22:37–38 (NIV)

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Compassion Sunday 2011 took place this Sunday, April 10. Because of your participation in this annual event many children around the world have the chance to overcome poverty.

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This has been a tragic year for Haiti on many fronts. In a matter of months after January’s earthquake, Haiti endured a hurricane which threatened those already homeless and displaced, a cholera outbreak has taken the lives of thousands more, and recent elections were so filled with corruption that rioting and violence followed them. …

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There are pivotal moments in human development, defining moments that shape long-term self view and identity. Those pivotal moments must be won by truth and not by “the lie.”

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You can also view the Haiti earthquake video on YouTube.

Get the latest updates on the Haiti earthquake and it’s affect on Compassion and the children we serve.

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Is there ever a wrong time to be generous?
The last two months of the year have traditionally been known as “the season of giving.” Whether it is the good cheer of the holidays or the appeal of potential tax deductions, the year’s end seems to prompt charitable giving . . . This year, I…

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We must ignite passion for children in poverty, to the glory of God. Nobody is garbage.

You can also view the Comfort the Afflicted and Afflict the Comfortable video on YouTube.

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Compassion International CEO Wess Stafford talks about the history of Compassion’s marketing message and why it will always be about Jesus.

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You can also view Strive for Excellence, along with all of our other videos, on YouTube.

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What is poverty? Our President, Wess Stafford, defines poverty and describes our solution for releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

You can also view this video as What is Poverty? on YouTube.

UPDATED: Nov. 18, 2011 – We also have a photo essay from the Compassion Bloggers trip to Ecuador which asks the same question;…

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I am overwhelmed with gratitude as I write this. Today, as we do every day, we have the privilege of acting as a bridge between caring sponsors and children in need.
However, this particular day we have a sponsorship that is very special in that it represents a milestone for our ministry. Compassion is…

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You can also view this video as Eternal Impact on YouTube.

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You can also view this What the Future Holds video on YouTube.

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You can also view this Thank You Message video on YouTube.

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Mar 9 2009

Poverty Stops Here

You can also view this video as Poverty Stops Here on YouTube.

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You can also view this video as Rest of the Children on YouTube.

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A video blog from Compassion International President Wess Stafford telling the story of how Compassion began.

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Jun 19 2008

Fasting and Prayer

I have been fighting poverty for more than 30 years and throughout that time I have never seen the potential for devastation that I see in the current global food crisis. I know it’s difficult to imagine that something like rising food costs could be so destructive. It’s not as if hunger rumbles like…

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May 27 2008

Global Food Crisis

My heart is very heavy with the sad news we are hearing about how the current global food crisis is affecting many of our Compassion children, their families and even some of our country staff. Although we are still attempting to determine where the greatest needs are and the number of children being most adversely…

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