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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Can We Defeat Poverty? (Infographic)

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 and the solution is too small. But it’s not true!

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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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Compassion Alumni Maina and Wanjiru

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: Putting a Face on Poverty

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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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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Bring Jesus Home

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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“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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Become a Missionary Without Leaving Home

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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What’s the 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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How Are Children Told That They Have Been Sponsored?

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 them up for sponsorship.

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