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colombia culture

We began our ministry in Colombia in 1974 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2005, we started the Leadership Development Program.

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fight poverty

How does child sponsorship stack up against other ways to help the poor? Economics professor, Bruce Wydick reveals the answer to this question in his recent research findings.

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sam-and-family

JD’s sponsored child did not know that child slavery was happening in his own country — to children just like him. And, JD did not know that she was helping prevent this from happening to him.

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Wesly-and-Innocent

Wesly and Innocent are former Leadership Development Program students who are determined to be positive change agents for their respective countries — Haiti and Uganda.

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Resource Fulfillment

Eddie Simpson’s journey led him to our ministry and to the Resource Fulfillment department. His role is important as “the feet of the ministry.”

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Feb 14 2012

Hearts Apart Linked by Love

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Ever since I knew about Compassion International and their child sponsorship work helping children in impoverished areas of the world, I knew I wanted a child of our own to sponsor. My idea was to find a boy that my son could correspond with, a boy that had something in common with my son.

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Maria-CA-advocate

Staff and formerly sponsored children around the world are sponsoring children themselves. And now we have our very own Advocate in Colombia, María Ximena Marín!

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Lawrence-at-Makere-University

Lawrence, who once was very shy and considered a “cry baby,” now bursts with confidence at Makerere University Business School in Uganda.

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change the story

Are you participating in Compassion Sunday? Will you change the story of a child living in extreme poverty?

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the wally show

The Wally Show met a woman named Ko who was a sponsored child and now works for our ministry. Ko still has the picture of her sponsors from 30 years ago on her desk.

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compassion canada

When it comes to sponsorship, there are a couple of ways in which Compassion Canada and Compassion USA are different, and several ways that we are the same.

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jose cloe up_FI

The person in charge of taking child photos has a challenging task. Imagine shepherding 30 active children while trying to take pictures for their sponsorship packets!

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thai children_FI

Research on why people give to charitable causes is never very flattering to the donors. According to one study, when we give we’re often not motivated by philanthropy or logic, but by our feelings.

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peder eide

The obvious part for a believer is that’s what God did for us in Jesus Christ. He knew He couldn’t just say “come on over here where there is no sin. Try your best!” He knew the only way was to send His son Jesus into our world, our burning building, and rescue us from…

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Jonathan_PH

A question typically asked by sponsors who are miles apart from their sponsored children is, “What happens to sponsored children after they leave the program?”

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good harvest

Despite Martin’s hard work and a good harvest, he remained unable to provide adequately for his family. With nearly every harvest he would lose all of his profit to the market money lenders from whom he buys his seeds and equipment.

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Each child who got a sponsor would be so excited and proudly show their pictures and letters to the other kids. Rabbi kept waiting for that to be him. And he kept waiting and waiting as the line of kids who needed to be sponsored dwindled.

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Beguens-Theus

As a 5-year-old sponsored child growing up in Haiti, Beguens Theus dreamed of what life could be. Now, as a member of Haiti’s parliament Beguens is determined to see the dreams of every child in Haiti realized.

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Andis

Andis’ father walked out on his wife and son when Andis was in second grade. Andis prayed daily for his dad to return. When his father didn’t come home, Andis became angry and tried to forget him.

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rainbow

Perspective is in low supply here in the States. I don’t mean this in a derogatory way. It’s just a fact. We live sheltered. We don’t live without heartache. We don’t live without pain. We just live with limited perspective.

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Nui_hats

This past Mother’s Day I got an interesting gift from my daughter, Sarah, and I called to ask what it meant. The number 38 rang a bell for me, but I wasn’t sure what she meant by her note.

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Sep 16 2011

Ministry Highlight: Mexico

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We began our ministry in Mexico in 1980 with the Child Sponsorship Program. Through the years, we have moved into highly impoverished areas to help children in need. But poverty continues to impact the country severely.

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Aaron-Hale_Baraka

There are a few things that I am passionate about that I will never move away from. My relationship with God and my family, music and the plight of children in poverty.

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Sonflowerz_ES

The Sonflowerz are sisters Elissa and Becca Leander. Recently Paul Haddix, Artist Relations Manager, sat down with them and discussed their new album and their involvement with Compassion.

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Shaun-Groves_staring-contest

Catching up with Shaun Groves is a thrill ride of deep emotion, spontaneous wisecracks and purposeful passion. Shaun is on a journey to keep Jesus at the center of his life and to change the face of poverty.

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