The Wait Is Over

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Every year, the United Nations dedicates one day to raise awareness on global poverty. This year’s theme is “Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty.” At Compassion International, we dedicate our LIVES to the very same thing. We’ve been marking off the days on our calendar for today to come and, finally, the wait is over! It’s kind of a big deal!

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: Leave No One Behind

This Friday, October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, also known as World Poverty Day. This year’s theme is “Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty.” Meet Oscar, a Compassion graduate, and learn what you can do to spread awareness.

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Do You Make a Difference?

Ever feel that your sponsorship doesn’t matter? That your letters don’t make a difference? That you don’t make a difference?

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“It’s For the Kids”

Why do we do all we do for children? We do it because every child matters and every single child is worth fighting for!

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You will Fall in Love with this Child – Guaranteed!

Judah’s funny, full of life, joyful and silly. And you are going to fall in love with him — guaranteed!

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Your Sponsored Child’s Photo: What Does It Tell You?

I’ve taken many calls from sponsors about their children’s pictures. “Why is my child wearing such nice clothing?” “Why is my child not smiling?” “My child’s newest picture doesn’t look like my child. Why?”

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The Mighty Act of a Small Whisper

Sponsoring change is a declarative act that starts as a whisper and builds into a loud and celebratory shout. It is about investing in the things of heaven – in things like compassion, belief, and “the least of these.”

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Give the Gospel a Chance Through Small Actions

There’s more to our sponsorship than we might imagine – more heart, more inspiration, more grace and more meaning than we give ourselves credit for. There is deep, abiding, eternal meaning to our small decision to sponsor a child.

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What Is Child Sponsorship, Really?

Child sponsorship is about participation. Sponsoring a child is an exciting, humbling, invested experience that really is changing the world — one life at a time. #SponsorChange

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Spiritual Development of Children in Poverty

One of the objectives of our Child Sponsorship Program is to help children become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. To do this, our holistic development strategy includes four domains: physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and spiritual.

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Hope Deferred

Do children waiting for a sponsor question their value based on whether they have a sponsor or not? Do they compare themselves to their sponsored friends and find themselves wanting?

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