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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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Fasting isn’t an instrument to get God to hear our prayers or to help us master a primordial impulse or to accomplish anything. It’s something you do when circumstances are bad enough that you don’t want to eat and it would seem wrong to do so.

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There are a few things that I am passionate about that I will never move away from. My relationship with God and my family, music and the plight of children in poverty.

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The Sonflowerz are sisters Elissa and Becca Leander. Recently Paul Haddix, Artist Relations Manager, sat down with them and discussed their new album and their involvement with Compassion.

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Catching up with Shaun Groves is a thrill ride of deep emotion, spontaneous wisecracks and purposeful passion. Shaun is on a journey to keep Jesus at the center of his life and to change the face of poverty.

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Aug 30 2011

Do Dreams Really Come True?

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Do dreams come true? Yes. Not by wishing on a star. But through the actions of committed Christians who are willing to live out their faith in practical ways.

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A major success in a poverty-reduction goal for the new millennium — halving the proportion of people whose income is less than $1.25 per day — was probably reached three years ago.

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To communicate with those who are skittish, or those who genuinely want to say “I am uncomfortable around kids” or “I don’t know how to relate to the poor,” we need to find a bridge.

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Jul 11 2011

Poverty’s Other Lie

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Sadly, millions have bought into the lie of poverty. We see it in sullen, desperate faces and hear it in tearful cries of anguish. Yet poverty’s other lie, the lie believed by some of the wealthiest people in the world, is just as powerful.

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Is eliminating extreme poverty possible or is it heresy? Is it just a matter of interpretation or a matter of priorities?

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What matters — what really matters — is how I live each and every day. If my everyday life is not a shining example of the care and nurture and love and respect due a child, all my words will fall on deaf ears.

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