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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After Disaster Strikes: How to Choose a Charity 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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27 Wonders of the World

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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Writing Hope: A Story in Three Acts

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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Rescuing the Future: Soundarya’s 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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Making New Friends with Letters

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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Loving a Child with Beta Thalassemia Major

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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A Heart to Serve the Poor

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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“You (and Your Letters) Made Me a Good Child”

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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She Chose Life

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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