because of you my life has changed After his father’s death, 5-year-old Samuel found himself on the streets. He felt abandoned and thought his fate was to become a drug addict or a thief.

Then his sponsor told him,

Samuel, it is possible to dream again. It is possible to have hope.

You can also view A Life Changed: Samuel’s Story on YouTube.


MyCompassionSunday is an easy and unique way to bring life-giving change to children around the world — children like Samuel.

Will you help change the story for a child living in poverty through MyCompassionSunday?

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  1. Emily
    Apr 9, 2013
    at 7:55 pm

    Beautiful testimony! On a semi-sidenote, Compassion, I love these ‘A life changed’ stories! I am blessed by them :)

  2. Apr 10, 2013
    at 8:48 am

    I just love these stories! Thank you, Samuel, for sharing yours with us.

  3. Kristin Porter
    Apr 14, 2013
    at 8:32 am

    I just met this man last night at a Compassion Concert and he is a true inspiration. What a blessing. Samuel continues to bless others as he has been blessed and it was great to meet a living example of Compassion’s success. Thank you Samuel, for trusting in the Lord through your adversity and even now for sharing your story. Praise the Lord!

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