In Togo, national statistics indicate that 39 percent of the population do not have access to an improved drinking water source. A quarter of the Togolese population do not have, within a 30 minute walk, a source of drinking water.
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.
The children at the Santa Lucía student center are learning some valuable life lessons from growing their own tomatoes.
Shortly after Luis’ parents separated, his moods often changed from happy to sad. His heart was hurt and in need of much love.
Irene and her country, once torn apart by the evil of genocide, now rise from destruction with songs of praise.
The Fourth Nazarene Church in Nicaragua wants to do something for their neighborhood. In their community, alcoholism, drugs, gangs and violence are common, and the church needs good soil in which to sow seeds that will bear good fruit.
Little by little, walking became difficult for Kendry. She needed help to do simple things like walk, hold a glass, color, and unbutton her shirt or pants.
The bloggers all sit in a circle and laugh and pretend to know Spanish and laugh some more. But not Ivan. He does not smile.
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.
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.