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fathers day pin

This Father’s Day spend a little extra time in your letters reminding your sponsored children about their Heavenly Father who loves them and cares for them each and every day.

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what do we value

Traits that we greatly value and strive to consistently demonstrate are integrity, excellence, stewardship and dignity. If you were to add a fifth trait to this list, what would it be?

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claire g_ph

In Claire’s neighborhood, children grow up to become prostitutes and thieves. But Claire’s story is different.

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May 22 2013

What Do We Do?

what we do

What do we do? The short answer is, we release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. But, how else do we explain what we do?

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Sponsored child in Kenya laughing

“A child in Indonesia wanted to know if people in Canada had hair on their feet to protect them from the cold.” Another child asked, “Is math the same in every country?”

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how are we different

Our ministry is Christ-centered, child-focused and church-based. But what does this really mean and how are we set apart, or different, from other child development organizations?

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Angela from the Dominican Republic

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful moms around the world!

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Pinterest is a wonderful place for us to connect as sponsors and share letter writing ideas. Building on the online letter writing event that Compassion has on the second Friday of every month, we’ve created a new Pinterest board for letter writing and you are welcome to join us as a contributor.

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mom and daughter in india

Those are the mothers who, on this Mother’s Day in America, we want to remember and honor and write about. We want to remember those mothers who labor from dusk to dawn and work to put food on their table and pray that their children are safe.

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May 3 2013

He Go Go

he go go FI

Not every child may have the skills or desire to be in the Leadership Development Program, but they do have talents singing or dancing.

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rosa praying

We all need prayer. Some days more than others. So what if today, on the National Day of Prayer, we pray for one another?

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Cedrela Odorata trees

Beginnings may not be glamorous, but most worthy causes start small. We fail to remember little choices and little seeds can grow into something massive. Trees are a prime example.

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HAITI IT WORKS

Diane Elliot, an author, professional photographer, and business administrator of Wauconda, Illinois, willingly takes on the title of mother to children who have never had their own.

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ben mwangi_a life changed

Ben was raised in the slums of Korogocho — or the ‘city of trash’ in Nairobi, Kenya. Ben often wondered if he would be another statistic — one who died from drug addiction or disease.

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Apr 15 2013

What is True Impact?

stephanie and betty

Sooner or later, we’re all programmed to struggle with legacy and impact. Each of us is keenly aware that we’ve been engineered with talents and abilities to contribute to the world in some way while we’re here.

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prove it

What is proof of a changed life? Does it include an education or a relationship with Jesus? What does a changed life look like to you?

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samuel orlando

After his father’s death Samuel found himself on the streets at 5 years old. He felt abandoned and thought his fate was to become a drug addict or a thief.

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rural haiti

A group of women from a Lutheran church in the United States decided to sponsor Jean Chery. It was because of their sponsorship that his reality began to change.

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jey mbiro

At the age of 9, Jey was sent to prison for stealing a purse. It was from there he prayed, “God if you exist, please take me out of this prison. I don’t want to live this life any more. And when you get me out of prison, get me out of poverty.”

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olive

When The Lord’s Resistance Army came into Olive’s town in Uganda, her family was forced to flee from their home. However, things dramatically changed when she was enrolled in our program.

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gertrude school FI

Gertrude* has epilepsy. Her family initially rejoiced when she was born, but that soon changed. Three months after her birth, Gertrude started having epileptic seizures.

When her family realized her condition, they abandoned her and her mother because in their village, epilepsy is considered a curse.
In Adaboukope, Togo, where they live, nearly 80 percent of the…

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Mar 16 2013

Who Are Your Heroes?

EAST INDIA IT WORKS

In 1 Tim. 4:12, the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy not to allow others to look down upon him because of his youth. He said, ‘but be an example in your conduct, love, faith and purity’. Everyone has their own sphere of influence, regardless of age.

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a moment in time_3

How long does it take to change a child’s life? Just. One. Minute.

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Sponsored children playing soccer in Kenya

The physical needs sponsors meet on a monthly basis are undeniable, but it’s only the beginning. Sponsors have the ability to not only meet the basic needs of their sponsored child but to be a catalyst in the transformation of his or her life.

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kenya slum

Mathare is a cruel place. A slum plagued by intense poverty and violence outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Home to more than 700,000 residents.

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