Eliminate Poverty: Can We Do It or Not?

On the subject of eliminating poverty, how do we reconcile the seemingly conflicting messages of John 12:8 and Deuteronomy 15:4?

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From the Outside Looking In

Back in May I published this photo and asked you to give it a caption — Photo Caption Wanted. I also included a little context from the photographer. “Along the wall outside the Compassion project, many children watched and waited while […]

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The Twinkie Project

Do you ever feel as if you are on the cusp of something big? Do you wrestle with restlessness in your spirit that you can neither calm nor pinpoint a reason for? It’s as if you feel that you, your life, is on the brink of something, a major change […]

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Child Sponsorship Releases Generations From Poverty

People often ask me what my favorite part of my job is. For me, the answer is easy: the people I get to meet and know around the world. There are people working for Compassion with such heart and passion and such incredible stories of their own. Henry […]

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God Uses Children to Make an Eternal Impact

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Visit Compassion’s Fun Kids Web Site

Are your children pretty web savvy? Do they spend a LOT of time online? I mean are they typical kids? 🙂 How about you? Are you a kid at heart? If you said yes to any of these questions, we have some exciting news just for you. We just launched our […]

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the U.S., a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. Our mandate as child advocates is to ensure that all children within our care and those we interact with every day enjoy a loving and […]

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A Picture of Poverty

I recently got back from India where I was with a team of people interviewing children and their families so we can share their stories and photos with you – Compassion sponsors. At almost every home we visited, the families were so excited to […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

I’m not much into New Year’s resolutions. I find it an odd tradition. If you really want to change your life, why wait until January 1 to start? But perhaps it’s a positive thing if it helps us to truly focus on being better human beings — […]

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Your Caption Here

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What Does Sponsorship Mean? (I Didn’t Think I Would Cry)

I know poverty. I have lived with it. So I wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary on my way to Shan’s house. I was carrying two bags of groceries as I negotiated my way through the crowded neighborhood. Then I stopped. I literally felt a thud on my heart and tears began to roll.

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Compassion and Children

“As I sit here and write this, I have mixed emotions. Part of me is embarrassed that my child behaves this way, and her selfishness …” Find out what our MySpace friend, Sue, is talking about. my twelve year old daughter came from camp […]

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