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team constellation group

Last year, you had a chance to meet Team Constellation, our Philippines based contact center made up of adult graduates of our sponsorship program. Now it’s time to dive a deeper into why and how this special team exists at Compassion.

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what do you see in this picture

There are many things to notice in this picture, but perhaps what stands out are the things you wouldn’t normally notice.

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water of life

Drink water and suffer diarrhea, don’t drink water and develop bladder stones. It’s a Catch-22 in desperate need of a solution.

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rainwater harvesting pump

Our partnership with the local churches helps stand in the gap for community needs that government programs have not been able to meet.

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bride abduction munk

There was quietness in the wind as Munk recounted her story of pain, betrayal and abandonment. She lifted up her hands, tanned and sun-beaten, to wipe away tears from her eyes.

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child marriage sushama

The thirteenth year of a girl’s life should be a sweet time. It’s certainly not the time to get married and have babies.

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team-constellation-first-call

When you dial our customer service phone number, you have a good chance of being connected with a member of Team Constellation, which is based in the Philippines. Each of the members of Team Constellation are adult graduates of our sponsorship program.

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Nov 19 2013

Prayer Requests for the Philippines

pray for the philippines

The following is an email sent to many Compassion employees on Sunday by Menchit Wong, our child advocacy director. It contains new prayer requests and an update on previous prayer requests for our Philippines brothers and sisters, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

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typhoon haiyan damage

When a disaster strikes, the first assistance sponsored children get is from the church partner connected to the child development center where they are registered.

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Nov 13 2013

Pray for the Philippines

pray for the philippines

The following is an email sent to many Compassion employees yesterday by Menchit Wong, our child advocacy director. It contains prayer requests for our Philippines brothers and sisters, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

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best charities to donate to

Choosing the best charity to donate to is an important decision. Not all donations are equal. Here are a few questions to help you decide which charity is best for you.

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Nov 7 2013

A Legacy of Generosity

priya and daughter

“If God gives a testimony, it is for His glory. I share my story so others will see God in it.” ~ Priya Juliet, Director of Administration for International Justice Mission in Chennai, India

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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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Murthy

We tend to grow into what we see around us, which can be good if we’re emulating a positive role model. However, this truth is anything but good for Murthy, who is beginning to lose all hope.

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Soundaryas story

In India, there are an estimated 15 million children serving as bonded laborers, many doing back-breaking work in rock quarries.

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Tapon showing photos of his sponsor

Through our child development centers, the ministry has initiated a new type of friendship in Bangladesh. For sponsored children, friendship isn’t limited to age, distance or culture.

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Editorial Photo

Vita wakes up every day intending to paint something beautiful with her life. Some days, she doesn’t feel like she has all the right colors.

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Editorial Photo

Born into a poor family of six children, Pradip is a Leadership Development Program student from one of East India’s rural villages. He has a heart to serve the poor.

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rescued letters

If you were forced to quickly leave your home of 17 years, what items would you grab first? For Maribel, she rescued the items most valuable to her — her sponsor’s letters.

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Aug 1 2013

She Chose Life

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Desperate, tired and unsure of her future, Norma walked helplessly towards home. She was sad and angry and at four months pregnant considered having an abortion.

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Four girls sitting outside

Around 40 children were sponsored from the El Sembrador Student Center by Compassion Korea. Our entire staff in Ecuador was enormously thankful to the Lord for such unparalleled blessing.

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Table of Crafts

One family was close to divorce because of the burden of a child. After joining the Child Survival Program, they are now positive examples to other mothers and fathers in their community.

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Hemant_IN

Superstitious beliefs and a fear of doctors prevent many people in India from taking their sick children to the hospital. They would rather get medicine from a local pharmacy, where pharmacists supply tablets and syrups without a doctor’s prescription.
Hemant’s parents had little awareness of health and education. Hemant’s father, Venkobrao, works as a load man…

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Sangkalerk Church group photo

One of our church partners in Thailand has “graduated” from Compassion’s support and now hosts a holistic child development program on their own.

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single fathers

From the Karen tribe, Somporn and his wife Sopak dreamed of having a big family. They planned to spend many sweet long years together, until they grew old. They did not imagine that “’till death do us part” would come so quickly.

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