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?
In her first couple of years as a volunteer child advocate, Vicki strongly encouraged a couple of enthusiastic sponsors to join the Advocate Network.
What keeps Juli involved with serving children in poverty? Not an organization, paperwork or activities. It’s children.
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.
There are 2 million moms in the world. How can we help mothers around the world who live in extreme poverty?
What does malaria feel like? If malaria goes untreated, what can it lead to?
Half of the world’s population, 3.3 billion people, is at risk of malaria. And it’s all because of mosquitoes.
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?
No one can survive without water. What is our solution?
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.
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!
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.
Today is International Women’s Day and we are asking the question, what does giving 90% mean for a woman in the developing world?
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.
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.
Let the pain of trafficking around the world seep into your heart. Then channel your outrage at injustice – pray and act.
I wasn’t looking for another child to sponsor. But then I saw two things next to her picture on the website: a red heart and a red ribbon.
Josiane, from Rwanda, had been waiting for a sponsor for over six months.
The red ribbon showed that Josiane lived in an AIDS-affected area.
Online, as I added Josiane’s…
Universal Children’s Day is a day we can celebrate the very ones we serve — children!
The monster of poverty will not consume all. God’s mercies shield; His compassion protects. And it is compassion that drives us to act.
One billion children world-wide lack basic needs such as food, shelter and clean water. Please share today, World Poverty Day, how blessed we are and how great the need is.
UNICEF recently announced that the number of children dying from preventable diseases around the world has dropped dramatically. But there’s more hay to haul.
African children face a myriad of challenges as they grow up. But what is also true about African children is: they love, play, learn, hope, dream, pray — they live!
Every child should live with the confidence that Daddy is coming home at the end of the day. But the truth is, throughout much of the developing world, little boys and girls never get to run into Daddy’s arms.
Beverly was not letting a few inconveniences get in the way of children being sponsored. After all, her toilet may have been temporarily out of order, but most of the children she was hoping to get sponsors for don’t even have a toilet.