Hope is a Four Letter Word

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.

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Someone Loves Wendy

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.

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Love Changes a Life

When Pierre’s sponsor came to visit him for the second time, he immediately noticed a difference in his sponsored child.

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A Day in the Life of Jeyson

Jeyson is a 15-year-old living in Ecuador. He’d like to share what a day in his life looks like.

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Living in Colombia: A Day in the Life of Ingrid

What is life like for a school-age girl like Ingrid living in Colombia?

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Three Things You Should Know About Compassion Adolescents

Speak into the lives of older children and teenagers. It could make all the difference.

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Meet Our Friend, Bob Lenz

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.

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Three Unexpected Surprises

A trip to Haiti held three surprises for a sponsor-Advocate that will remain in her heart and memory forever.

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A Little Jhal Muri (Spiced Puffed Rice), Anyone?

Jhal Muri is one of the most common and popular snacks In Bangladesh. Smashed potatoes and egg curry are also popular dishes.

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Would You Have Rescued This Abandoned Baby?

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.

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A Day In the Life of a Ministry Social Worker

Alemnesh loves ministering to children and watching them grow into mature Christian citizens. A typical day for Alemnesh is very busy — but rewarding.

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The Power of Prayer and a Loving Family

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.

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