The Prayers of a Sponsored Child

Sponsored children pray and ask God for direction, for someone to love them, for provision — for more of Him. How different (or similar) are your prayers?

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Believe as Children

It is something wonderful to see the faith of a child. They believe in things that we would not be able to believe as adults.

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Time for a Critical Update?

Any time Jesus said, “I tell you the truth,” He meant, “Listen up! This is really important!” And His message makes clear that unless we make a critical change in our lives, access to His kingdom will never be granted.

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They Have Something

In Jesus’ time, children were not appreciated by society. Children and women were of such little value that the story of the feeding of the multitude mentions only five thousand men, overlooking the women and children completely.

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Grieving the Loss of a Sponsored Child

How do you say goodbye to a sponsored child who has died? Have you ever had to do that, or to say goodbye to another child in your life?

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Philippines Milestone: 50,000 Registered Children

 “Why just now?” asks Pastor Joel. “Where was Compassion when I was just a child who had all the potential but did not have the money to go to school or to eat three square meals a day?” Pastor Joel grew up on the remote island of Siquijor […]

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Death of a Child

I still haven’t figured out a great way to mourn Alfan’s death. It still makes me sad. I’m still overwhelmed by the tragedy of the death of a child. However, I cling to hope!

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Day of the African Child

Today is the Day of the African Child. Not a well known day for most, but an important day for the children of Africa who this day celebrates and remembers. The African child is a resilient one, as many on the African continent must gather up great […]

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One Child, Each Child, Every Child Is Special

As you know, we recently announced our millionth sponsored child. Now, I won’t tell you a lot of random facts about 1 million. Like how long it would take you to count to 1 million (14 days). Or how much 1 million dollar bills weigh (2,204 pounds). Because […]

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10 Questions With Roberto Medrano

Your curiosity about out country staff is exciting, and again we have 10 questions that will inform and inspire you to help fight for children in poverty. We asked Roberto Medrano, communications and tours specialist for Central America and the Caribbean […]

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Faith of a Child

I think of my own sponsored child who, in his very first letter at the age of seven, told me of his intention to be an artist. This is a little boy in rural Africa who had never owned a box of crayons or a set of paints in his life. But what does that matter to a child who has faith?

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Historic Registration in Tanzania: The 50,000 Registered Child

Compassion International Tanzania (CIT) registered* its 50,000 child two months ago on Februray 16. This historic registration ushered in a new era for us. It was a moment to put down our tools, celebrate the Lord’s favor, and thank Him for what he […]

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