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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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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…

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Universal Childrens Day

Universal Children’s Day is a day we can celebrate the very ones we serve — children!

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The monster of poverty will not consume all. God’s mercies shield; His compassion protects. And it is compassion that drives us to act.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Jun 14 2012

“Daddy’s Home!”

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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.

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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.

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Apr 10 2012

Bizzy’s Burden

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Elisabeth “Bizzy” Mellado’s first encounter with Compassion started with what she calls one of her dad’s “crazy ideas.”

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Today — World Water Day — it’s necessary to remember that water is life.

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In America, it’s easy to not think about our easy access to water. Or the fact that 783 million people — 11 percent of the global population — do not have access to safe drinking water, let alone bathing water.

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Staff and formerly sponsored children around the world are sponsoring children themselves. And now we have our very own Advocate in Colombia, María Ximena Marín!

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Are you participating in Compassion Sunday? Will you change the story of a child living in extreme poverty?

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Dec 22 2011

Poverty Changed My Life

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Compassion UK Advocate Martyn Legg was in a highly pressurized work environment, living with big demands and no room to back off. He and his wife Heather visited Kenya on an Advocate’s trip for ten days – ten days that changed their lives.

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The obvious part for a believer is that’s what God did for us in Jesus Christ. He knew He couldn’t just say “come on over here where there is no sin. Try your best!” He knew the only way was to send His son Jesus into our world, our burning building, and rescue us from…

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World Aids Day 2011

How can something so tiny that it can only be seen through a microscope can cause irreversible damage to the human body? Yet, to date, over 33 million people—spread out on every continent—are struggling with a tiny little terrorist in their blood streams, attacking healthy cells, breaking down the person’s immunity…and no one knows how…

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The enemy has spoken lying words to those caught in his scheme. He has told them they don’t matter. He has made them believe they are all alone in their suffering. He has deceived them into thinking their situation will never change.

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Oct 17 2011

What Is the Opposite of Poverty?

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Our ministry often refers to the “opposite of poverty.” And, you might think that we are referring to wealth. The opposite of poor is obviously rich, right?

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Oct 16 2011

The Thing About Tummy Rubs

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Today is World Food Day. A day to realize how blessed we are just for having a chance to eat a meal and get a full tummy.

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