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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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wait is over hashtag

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…

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international day for the eradication of poverty oscar

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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defeat poverty featured image

Recent studies tell an incredibly positive story of progress against extreme poverty around the world. We now have decades of peer-reviewed research supporting the fact that we are making significant strides in combating the issue, but we’re finding out that people simply don’t know. People still believe the myth that the problem is too big…

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does my sponsored child know my name

Do the children we sponsor know how much they mean to us? Do they know our name?

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Graduates tossing their caps

As our Alumni scholarship initiative comes to an end, we celebrate our final two scholarship recipients, Daniel Njenga Maina and Anthony Njoroge Wanjiru. Each graduate shares about the ways that God has impacted their lives through Compassion’s ministry.

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compassion summer intern veronica kelly

Every summer, 20 university students enroll in our 10 1/2-week internship program for the opportunity to gain professional experience within Compassion. After the Compassion summer intern trip to Guatemala, Veronica Fertzer advocates for all children who live in extreme poverty, not just those in the Compassion program.

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Jul 8 2014

The Power of Words

the power of words

When we write to our sponsored child, our words are often the very thing that help create future dreams. And sometimes those dreams are to be just like us.

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Jun 29 2014

Bring Jesus Home

Nshimiyimana reading the Bible

In this chapel message, Dean Cowles, founder and National Director of CityConnexx shares inspirational testimonies of changed lives from his urban ministry experience.

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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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Jun 15 2014

Jesus People

Children jump and play in the street

In this chapel message, Guy Hocker, Strategy Advisor in Residence, shares what it means to be Jesus people and how we can experience the kingdom of heaven now.

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become a missionary

We as sponsors have the ability to make a difference in the life of a child living in poverty and fulfill our individual calling here at home.

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May 25 2014

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

Two cute little girls

In this chapel message, pastor and activist Tyler Wigg-Stevenson brings a message of encouragement and hope for weary Christians. Jesus has promised that He will reveal Himself to us if we are faithful to love even in painful and difficult times.

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language of love

What is the language of love? Is it French (ooo la la!)? Spanish? And, how do we express love to our sponsored child when there is a language barrier?

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notification

Once a child is fully enrolled in our sponsorship program, each of our partner countries begin working to link the child with a sponsor. While this occurs, the staff in our Ghana country office and at our church partners begin praying for kind hearted individuals to see the pictures of the children and pick…

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May 13 2014

Jesus Loves Me

jesus love me

The sound of children singing praise to Jesus has to be one of the most beautiful sounds. The joy that comes from a relationship with Jesus shows when the children sing.

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May 11 2014

Jesus in the Old Testament

Wedding

In this chapel message, Kurt Birky, Global Brand development Director, digs into Genesis 22 and 24, exploring the fascinating parallels between the life of Isaac and the life of Jesus.

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im not broke

The lies of poverty tell a child that they are broke, unfixable and hopeless. But then there is Jesus. And Jesus tells a very different story.

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Apr 27 2014

Tony Campolo

Tony Campolo smiling with girl

In this chapel message, author, speaker and social activist Tony Campolo preaches an Easter message about the love of Jesus and how He is able to connect with us today.

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prepare your heart judah

Although I would struggle with letting go of control, God showed me from the start that this was His work to do and I was able to go back to that truth every time things got really hard.

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happier than

How happy are people who sponsor a child? Well, they’re happier than…

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fall in love_judah

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

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best decision ever

Hashtags are a cultural phenomenon. And today we are having a little fun with our friend, the hashtag.

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who is your hero image

You, the sponsor of a child living in poverty, are a hero. And you may not feel like a hero, but you are one.

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Bible Distribution for Children

In this chapel message, Jim Rankin, founder of Adventures in Truth, shares about his ministry in Ethiopia and the importance of Ethiopia in scripture.

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