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pray with kids

We know Jesus’ call to love our neighbor isn’t only for adults, but how do we include kids in praying for children in crisis? Most children in late preschool to elementary years are concrete thinkers so, when you invite them to pray, start with two things they know they themselves need.

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This morning, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize. Though Yousafzai’s name may not be familiar, you probably remember her face—the face of a pale teen, eyes rimmed with dark circles, her head shrouded in bandages, clutching a white teddy bear. Two years ago Yousafzai garnered the world’s…

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United Nations Resolution 66/170 states that, “..empowerment of and investment in girls are…key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights” This is the resolution that sets aside October 11th of each year as the International Day of the Girl Child.

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Most families in Africa don’t have enough water to take baths every day. They must boil water for drinking, cooking or brushing their teeth, and they hand-wash all their clothes. For the poorest families, even fuel to boil their water can be too expensive. Learn about being a part of the solution in our Fall…

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Recent studies tell an incredibly positive story of progress against extreme poverty around the world. We now have decades of peer-reviewed research supporting the fact that we are making significant strides in combating the issue, but we’re finding out that people simply don’t know. People still believe the myth that the problem is too big…

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Every summer, 20 university students enroll in our 10 1/2-week internship program for the opportunity to gain professional experience within Compassion. After the Compassion summer intern trip to Guatemala, Veronica Fertzer advocates for all children who live in extreme poverty, not just those in the Compassion program.

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experience compassion conference

Experience Compassion Conference: June 27-28, 2014 in beautiful Colorado Springs. We’d love to celebrate with you and give you the opportunity to learn more about what we do. Learn more and Register today!

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Over the past 60 years more than 1 million children have experienced Compassion. Now, these “little ones” aren’t so little.

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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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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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Nov 22 2013

Five Fast Facts About Africa

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You may have heard Africa referred to as the “Dark Continent.” Did you know that name has nothing to do with skin tone, but was coined by 19th century European explorers because of the mystery this vast land held?

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In her first couple of years as a volunteer child advocate, Vicki strongly encouraged a couple of enthusiastic sponsors to join the Advocate Network.

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What keeps Juli involved with serving children in poverty? Not an organization, paperwork or activities. It’s children.

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We tend to grow into what we see around us, which can be good if we’re emulating a positive role model. However, this truth is anything but good for Murthy, who is beginning to lose all hope.

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There are 2 million moms in the world. How can we help mothers around the world who live in extreme poverty?

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Apr 25 2013

Malaria Bites! Bite Back.

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What does malaria feel like? If malaria goes untreated, what can it lead to?

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Half of the world’s population, 3.3 billion people, is at risk of malaria. And it’s all because of mosquitoes.

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I came home from Ghana with severe chills, headache and a fever. I’d been in Africa two weeks, and these symptoms alarmed me. Could I be infected with malaria?

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Mar 22 2013

A Cup of Cold Water

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No one can survive without water. What is our solution?

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Mar 21 2013

World Water Day 2013

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Water is essential to life but can also be very dangerous. It is something we need for survival but can be the cause of so many problems.

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Mar 19 2013

Jesus Takes His Coffee Black

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No matter if we are giving on His behalf for someone in our own neighborhood or across the world: Jesus chooses us to demonstrate His love to those around us!

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Poverty does not just bring hunger or ill-health. Poverty robs children of their joy and takes away their opportunities and hopes for the future.

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Today is International Women’s Day and we are asking the question, what does giving 90% mean for a woman in the developing world?

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Compassion Sunday is as annual event created to draw attention to the needs of the world’s poorest children. Compassion Sunday presenters are men and women just like you who share the story of Compassion with their church on behalf of children living in poverty.

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Let the pain of trafficking around the world seep into your heart. Then channel your outrage at injustice – pray and act.

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