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what does success look like

When people ask us what success looks like, we point to our children. Our children like Sandiele.

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Blog Month 2013 starts September 1, and the goal is to get 3,160 children sponsored online by 11:59 p.m. MT on September 30.

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doing good

Despite conventional wisdom, the accurate headline is that investments to fight abject global poverty are showing incredible returns. While that’s good news in itself, the subhead indicates that we have a new ally in doing good: independent, empirically tested outcomes for charitable work.

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photo scavenger hunt soccer

We’re holding a photo scavenger hunt for the rest of July, complete with prizes. So, get your camera (or phone) ready.

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s_martin el salvador visit

Despite the hurt and past experiences, Veronica has hope that her daughters’ futures will be different. Our ministry is fueling that hope through the local church and child development center where they are registered.

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unsponsored children_FI

When someone stops sponsoring a child, the Unsponsored Children’s fund fills the gap so that children can continue to receive support until a new sponsor is found. For 9-year-old Happy, this fund helped save her life.

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cherish family B

From why sponsorship benefits a family living in the developing world, to an entire family embracing their sponsored child, the value of family is a theme you will often see woven into the stories we share. We took the liberty of choosing some of our best family related blog posts for you.

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definition of beauty ecuador woman

God has made everything beautiful. And this is beauty as defined by God.

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child letters_PE

Esther and Marcos work at the Compassion office in Lima, Peru. They were both sponsored children. Angie has just recently been sponsored. The three of them taught Pastor Ken Burkey about the power of a letter.

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Maggies father

Indian student Maggie nurses her father. She feeds him, dresses him and washes him. Not so long ago, her father systematically abused her.

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holistic-child-development-featured

Holistic. Body, mind, heart and spirit. It makes all the difference in the world.

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haiti reconstruction

Our long-term strategy to help rebuild Haiti embodies four key areas — equipping pastors, offering child protection to highly vulnerable children, creating income-generating programs, and reconstructing Compassion-assisted child development centers.

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giving tuesday_FI

On Giving Tuesday you can change the life of a child. Give a gift that will have an eternal impact.

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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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poverty around the world

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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rescuing-the-future

The people who suffer the most from extreme poverty are children. These children are the reason why we need to speak up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.

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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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rollaball

Real heroes aren’t always known for their physical strength. In many cases, they are people who, instead of power, possess a visible weakness but inspire us because of the courage they demonstrate in the midst of their vulnerability.

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carry his water

A river is a source of power. It provides irrigation. It flows. Sometimes, it overflows. It can be destructive. It’s a mode of transportation. It’s a place where we can become clean, and a place of refreshment and relaxation. The river of God is full of water.

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god will never forsake you

He came and sat across from where the drunken man was lying, on the berth right in front of her. He mumbled something about taking care of her, and he just sat there and watched the drunken man until her stop came.

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do miracles exist

Difficulty is the very atmosphere of miracles. Actually, difficulty is a miracle in its first stage. If it’s to be a great miracle, the condition is not just difficulty, it’s impossibility.

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Laying the foundation for the Capitol Child Development Center in Haiti

For a number of Haitians, fear is being challenged by hope. Optimism is battling against fatalism.

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blog month

September is Blog Month at Compassion. And what that means is prizes, giveaways, blogging assignments and more children sponsored via the Internet than any previous September in our history.

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7 human needs summary

Beyond your basic physiological and safety needs, what are the most important needs in your life? What are your thoughts on these seven human needs we’ve selected?

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bob-lenz

Bob Lenz is one of our ministry’s speaker partners. Poverty takes many forms, and Bob Lenz has given his life to helping young people who struggle most with poverty of the heart.

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