Tomasa brought her family to Lima, leaving their house and farmland behind. She is glad her daughters are encouraged to dream about the future from their new home.
Among the 200 children at the new child development center, 33 had obvious signs of severe malnutrition. Some even had difficulty standing for their sponsorship photo.
On his arrival to the student center, one six-year-old boy had a packet of cigarettes in his top shirt pocket. He drank and smoked, usually receiving alcohol and cigarettes from the men of the village who he would hang around with.
Excerpted from compassion Blogger, Emily at An Ounce of Compassion. Emily won second place during Blog Month by writing from the perspective of a sponsored child.
Approximately 70 percent of the children attending our program in Bangladesh are from non-Christian families, and the child development center is the only place where many will hear about Christ.
When Pierre’s sponsor came to visit him for the second time, he immediately noticed a difference in his sponsored child.
Jeyson is a 15-year-old living in Ecuador. He’d like to share what a day in his life looks like.
What is life like for a school-age girl like Ingrid living in Colombia?
Speak into the lives of older children and teenagers. It could make all the difference.
Bob Lenz is one of our ministry’s speaker partners. Poverty takes many forms, and Bob Lenz has given his life to helping young people who struggle most with poverty of the heart.
A trip to Haiti held three surprises for a sponsor-Advocate that will remain in her heart and memory forever.
Jhal Muri is one of the most common and popular snacks In Bangladesh. Smashed potatoes and egg curry are also popular dishes.
One morning Palani and Geetha heard cries and a scream. A newborn baby was thrown and left to die amidst thorns, in hunger and neglect.
Alemnesh loves ministering to children and watching them grow into mature Christian citizens. A typical day for Alemnesh is very busy — but rewarding.
Gisele’s mother was a housemaid and prostitute when she conceived her. Gisele got very little care from her mother when growing up and on many nights would be locked up in the house alone.
The things you share in your letters may sometimes feel like every day news to you but your words encourage, motivate and provide tangible evidence to a child living in poverty that they are loved.
When we are in our offices, away from the child development centers and away from the children, it seems that we can’t do anything for them. But that is not true.
Dipu is a 15-year-old sponsored child living in Bangladesh. He is happy to have a sponsor because that gives him the opportunity to continue his studies.
One young boy came the child development center every day to have something to eat. It was quickly discovered though that he was seeking something more.
In the midst of post election violence in Kenya one entire church was burned down. We lost all of our paperwork and child documentation — nothing was left.
We began our ministry in East India in 2002 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2006, the Child Survival Program began, and the Leadership Development Program followed in 2009.
In just over 11 years, Compassion Tanzania now works with 236 Implementing Church Partners in 12 regions of the country. We have been growing at an average of 30 percent per year and currently serve almost 64,000 children.
This Christmas I want to thank you for all you do to make possible our “fifty-five-hundred-plus” safe places for children. A refuge from the street…from abuse…or from just being ignored.