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Compassion North Korea Ministry Summit

What would child development look like in North Korea? 1,100 church leaders from 163 churches met in South Korea at the recent Compassion North Korea Ministry Summit to begin to answer this question.

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Kenyan Terrorist Attack

In the aftermath of the al-Shabab terrorist attack on Garissa University College, Kenyans have displayed powerful love in tangible ways. Standing in long lines to give blood for the wounded, comforting the grieving, providing supplies for the impacted families and contributing money. One of the most loving and brave things the Kenyans are doing is…

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Mar 2 2015

The Power of Pity

Drop Box Film Power Pity

Pity is a feeling many of us have when we come face-to-face with the misfortunes of others — with those whom we perceive to have less than us. We feel pity when we see things we don’t understand. We feel pity when we feel helpless to act. Many people, myself included, feel pity but…

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Compassion Bloggers Dominican Republic 2015

Being born in America, eating every day all day any day, being able to read and write, going to university. If you can say yes to any of these you are the minority in this world. You have influence.

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micro loans

Families who lost everything in the 2010 Haiti earthquake needed help starting over. That’s why we initiated a low-interest micro loan program to qualified recipients to help them start new businesses in their communities. The results have been spectacular!

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rebuilding haiti crutch

In the months and years following the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake, generous sponsors and donors around the world gave more than $31 million toward our Disaster Relief Fund for recovery efforts. It was the largest sum ever raised for one of our disaster relief campaigns. This fund enabled us not only to deliver provisions immediately…

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surviving a typhoon street

In the Philippines, tropical cyclones come and go frequently. The country is battered by an average of 9 typhoons a year; some don’t make international news, and those that do will have caused devastating destruction. Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) hit the islands on December 6. And currently, it has affected 70 of our church partners and…

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baby elephant edwin

You’ve probably met Wass. Wass is the baby elephant who’s been in the news recently after he was rescued from a well in Northern Kenya. Unable to be reunited with his herd, he and two orphaned ostrich chicks were airlifted to safety by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Now meet Edwin. Edwin is the head…

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Oct 24 2014

Fear, Ebola and Me

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“Are you sure you want to travel there right now? Couldn’t you get… Ebola?” My friend hesitantly asked me this question before my recent trip to Uganda, in Eastern Africa. I found a map and showed my well-meaning friend the actual distance from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak to Uganda. It’s about 4500 miles,…

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nobel peace price Malala Yousafzai

This morning, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize. Though Yousafzai’s name may not be familiar, you probably remember her face—the face of a pale teen, eyes rimmed with dark circles, her head shrouded in bandages, clutching a white teddy bear. Two years ago Yousafzai garnered the world’s…

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ebola outbreak compassion

With the recent outbreak of Ebola in West African countries, many sponsors have been asking if their children are safe. No Compassion children or staff have been directly affected. Still, we are taking precautionary measures to protect our children and staff should the outbreak spread into the countries where we work.

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wess retirement

Compassion President and CEO Wess Stafford is retiring. Please join us on Saturday, September 14, at New Life Church: Colorado Springs, Colorado from 7–9 p.m. MST as we celebrate Wess’ years of leadership.

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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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charity research

Research shows that children who participated in Compassion’s holistic child development through sponsorship program stayed in school longer, were more likely to have salaried or white-collar employment and were more likely to be leaders in their communities and churches than their peers who did not participate in our program.

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jim-mellado-family

We are sad to be saying goodbye to our beloved Papa Wess but look forward with anticipation to where Jim Mellado leads us in service to our God and the children He loves.

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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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mom-and-twins-UG

Women around the world face obstacles that most of us can hardly begin to fathom. Lack of access to family planning leaves mothers in developing countries with no easy way to control the size of their families, and in the end, robs both the mother and her children of a better life.

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Jun 27 2012

Waldo Canyon Fire Update

waldo canyon fire prayer

Our headquarters has not received evacuation orders as a result of the Waldo Canyon Fire. However, many of our employees have been evacuated from their homes. Please pray for everyone affected by all of the Colorado wildfires and the hundreds of firefighters and volunteers who are working on the front lines to protect us.

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fight poverty

How does child sponsorship stack up against other ways to help the poor? Economics professor, Bruce Wydick reveals the answer to this question in his recent research findings.

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sad-girl_brazil

Currently, more slaves exist than during the time of slave trade abolitionist William Wilberforce. But unlike in Wilberforce’s day, 80 percent of today’s slaves are women and girls; 50 percent are children. The slave trade is far from history. In fact, it is very much the shame of our world today.

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Drought_Kenya

You’ve watched as the crisis in East Africa has unfolded, you’ve been praying and now you’re ready to respond. Now the question is, “What is Compassion doing amid this crisis?”

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top corporate blogs

What do you think of our blog? Would you say that it’s one of best corporate blogs you read? Why or why not?

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Apr 27 2011

Church 2 Church

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Our “Church to Church” initiative, developed with the Willow Creek Association, is attempting to help churches promote genuine cross-cultural church partnerships.

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I once read an article that cited a relief and development organization who said that they couldn’t rely on churches to do the work they needed to do in the third world. They claimed that the needed expertise and skill sets simply weren’t there. It made me scratch my head.

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On one hand, we need to do all in our power to help those struggling here at home. But we also have the challenge of viewing poverty with “global bifocals.” With one portion of the lens we see and attack needs close to home. With the other portion of the lens we focus on the…

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