One of our church partners in Thailand has “graduated” from Compassion’s support and now hosts a holistic child development program on their own.
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.
Fathers are expected to work and earn money for the family, not go to church or take care of the children. But Joseph is not the typical Filipino father.
Sujon decided never to see his daughter’s face. Ignorance, superstition and the effects of a dowry system had hardened his heart. Somapti had a father, but she was virtually fatherless.
Leah looked for more and more reasons to stay away from her abusive home. She ended up joining a gang and did what they did just to have a sense of family.
In Claire’s neighborhood, children grow up to become prostitutes and thieves. But Claire’s story is different.
A few years back, Nagaraj came across one particular blog of a person who participated in Ironman competitions. This intrigued him so much that he and a friend started training to participate in Ironman triathlons.
“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?”
Our ministry in Bangladesh has been blessed by excellent managers who are contributing to the lives of marginalized children. Piyush is one of those making differences in the local community with his intelligence, talent, creativity and, most importantly, his heart for God and children.
Lamphun boasts of its beautiful Buddhist temples where pilgrims come to offer merits. It is a paradox, however, that the moral ethics of Buddhism have not contributed much to improving the social decadence of the province.
Rebecca St. James is moving into a new season of life and we want to honor her and her artist’s heart. So on behalf of our ministry and 32,197 sponsored children, thank you Rebecca, we are eternally grateful for you.
Indian student Maggie nurses her father. She feeds him, dresses him and washes him. Not so long ago, her father systematically abused her.
Life held nothing promising for Masilamani. Born in the south Indian village of Thirumanickam, he was the son of farmers.
The life of a farmer in India is difficult, and despite their hard labor, Masilamani’s family lived a life of extreme poverty.
In such a circumstance, Masilamani could not have dreamed of anything better than carrying plow…
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.
Life has not been easy in the community of Odisha because of the discrimination and exclusion the tribal and Dalit people faced from the mainstream community. They were not invited to any community events and because they were unable to find work, they resorted to begging and ragpicking for their livelihood.
What would you like to know about the country where your sponsored child lives?
Carlo’s parents knew right away that he was meant for greatness since he was born with two healthy legs. Both Carlo’s mother and father have polio.
The children looked longingly at the colorful stacks of Bibles in front of them and could hardly wait to lay their hands on one. The noises gradually fell to soft whispers when the first name was called out.
Photos you send to your sponsored children help them visualize your world and get to know you better. Today, you can see their world through photos taken by six sponsored children in the Philippines.
Although she refused to say a word, one sweet girl in a bright pink outfit did not leave a visiting sponsor’s side. They had a connection that was strong although unspoken.
Christian artist Jon Bauer watched a group of boys tear open bags of garbage to forage for food. He got up from his meal, went to the counter and ordered 12 cheeseburgers.
The wise men in the nativity came to honor the God-child. You, our sponsors are modern “wise men” who come to honor the God-image in each child.
The soft rays of the early morning sun slowly began to break through the haze and shone on the faces of the two on the stone bench. Tears were running down the face of the man as he held the boy close to him.
Have you ever asked yourself what inspires you? Those are the things we can hold onto for inspiration.