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Jan 1 2014

Happy New Year!

haiti reconstruction

As you reflect back upon the blessings and trials of the past year and pray about what the Lord has in store for you in 2014, we want to thank you so much for your commitment to children in poverty.

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Dec 25 2013

Merry Christmas!

nativity

On this day we hope you feel the presence of our Savior as we celebrate His grand love and His perfect will to move us closer to Himself.
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”
– Matthew…

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one word became flesh

Prayerfully choosing one word that embodies the promise of the upcoming year is a discipline we’ve shared with you for many years. This practice of asking God for His yearly theme in our lives endows us with strength in the tough times. It renews the spirit and imbues us with purpose.

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fall in love freddy and sarah

May love drive away the darkness and paint a bright future into the souls of these children. May our hearts be torn apart and filled by the peace overflowing in the laughter of these lives.

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kristen kidd wallet

Kimuna will always be in my heart, but I’ll also keep the photo in my wallet where I’ll be reminded to pray for him continually and where I’ll keep the perspective I would not have gained without him.

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mark scandrette post

Appreciating the abundance we’ve been given can help us and our children gain a perspective that empowers us to live generously.

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Margaret Lutley and sponsored child

Margaret Lutley’s counter above her kitchen sink is framed with photos of more than 30 young people — at least one from each country where Compassion works — who are living better lives today because of her.

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living in fear

Eduar’s mother begs him to come to church with her. Sometimes he refuses. He is too afraid. He knows his delicate, young mother cannot keep him safe on the trek through the neighborhood to the church. He hears the crack of gunshots day and night.

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female literacy

When it comes to extreme poverty, many studies have shown that education is one of the best investments for helping release children from its hope-crushing grip. And educating girls—female literacy—creates ripples that extend for generations.

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importance of clean water

Through facts, ideas and special water challenges Jill shares the importance of safe drinking water with the children at Vacation Bible School.

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Carolyn Mielke and Daniel

Carolyn’s sponsorship story started almost 20 years ago after hearing a ministry presentation. The name of her first sponsored child was Danny and he was from Honduras.

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amy bair tz

Twitter allows bloggers to be known, liked, and trusted by people who have made Twitter their platform of choice, and for Compassion Bloggers, that means that their ministry is not falling on deaf ears.

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sept 2013 pinterest post YR

We are enjoying the last bits of summer here in central California, where I live with my family. But we are quickly moving into the fall season as kids head back to school, thoughts of homemade soups and bread fill my head, and I start thinking about pulling out the warmer clothes as we head…

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shauna ben and sadaam

Shauna Pilgreen, in the hospital for an unknown illness, can only think of one thing — her sponsored child Sadaam.

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grow tomatoes

The children at the Santa Lucía student center are learning some valuable life lessons from growing their own tomatoes.

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creativity in education

For us, education is as diverse as our children. From Taekwondo to bead making to surfing, our children do more than sit at a desk.

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olive

Recently we asked Olive Aneno about her career as a social worker. Why did she choose a career in social work? And, what are the differences she sees in the children of Uganda and the children she works with in the U.S.

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child packets

I had heard that cry only twice in my life, but the sound is burned into my memory. This cry … this lament … pierced my soul. Instinctively, I understood an emotion so great, I knew no words existed to express it.
It was 2009. Atlanta. I was attending a very hip conference held in…

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give more_featured

Beginning today through June 30, 2014, if you are a member of the Compassion Bloggers Network and you participate in at least three blogging assignments you will be eligible for our rewards program.

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grab bags

 UPDATE: August 12, 2013 7:10 a.m. MT — WOW, that was quick!! Everything has been given away already and there’s nothing left. 😀 What a great response from you all. Thanks everyone for participating in Grab Bag Monday!

When I was growing up, there was this store we used to shop at called Pick ‘n Save.…

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SAWADOGO Abdoul Kader playing soccer

Sports are pretty beloved here in the United States. But do you know that sports are popular in other countries?

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smiling children_ET

In 1993 Compassion’s ministry began in Ethiopia. This year, in celebration of 20 years of ministry our offices in Ethiopia are creating a special anniversary magazine and they’d like you to be a part of it!

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FMSC_Drew Gneiser Post 2

The importance of nutrition is clear: Proper nutrition means better health, the ability for children to concentrate and learn in school, and the needed energy for people to work and earn an income.

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make a wish come true

Because Kaitlin was a child fighting a terminal disease, she was granted one special wish. But Kaitlin was no ordinary young woman and her one wish will allow the wishes of children around the world to come true for generations.

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reynolds family

Do you have a favorite season? Most of us do and we all have great reasons why that particular season is our favorite. Have you asked your sponsored child what his or her favorite season is?

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