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Compassion Internship Summer Interns

Five summer interns share the highlights of their experience at Compassion and the impact of working to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

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Trust Maia Hug

Why should you trust Compassion International with the child you sponsor? Summer Intern Julie Willian shares her journey of first-time sponsorship.

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Top Stories Bonnie

It’s almost been one week since we returned home from the Blog Trip to the Dominican Republic. We’re slowly settling back into our routines. Remembering how to live in our reality while carefully carrying with us the reality of the children we met. More than 30 blog posts were written by our trip bloggers. It…

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Compassion Bloggers Dominican Republic 2015

Being born in America, eating every day all day any day, being able to read and write, going to university. If you can say yes to any of these you are the minority in this world. You have influence.

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Feb 19 2015

Not Just a Day

Compassion Bloggers Dominican Republic 2015

Some days, most days – they’re just that. Days. And then one day. A day that seemed like it would be just a day, breaks open like a piñata you’ve been swinging at for years.

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between life and death 3

Marlo looks up at us and he knows. He knows he’s becoming a man. And in so many ways as a sacrificial lamb.

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Feb 16 2015

Just Yes.

Compassion Bloggers Dominican Republic 2015

Yes changes lives. Yes can change a child’s life forever. Yes can change eternity.

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(L-R) Bonnie Gray, Mark and Holley Gerth, Bri McKoy, Ruth Soukup, Lisa and Steve Leonard (Mike Varel not pictured)

Each Compassion Blogger on this trip to the Dominican Republic has an amazing personal story to share. All different. All unique.

Yet as you get to know Ruth, Bonnie, Holley, Lisa and Bri this week, you will see something in their blog posts, something special they all have in common – a deeply held love…

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Dominican Republic Boat Boy

With a team of Compassion Bloggers heading to the Dominican Republic next week, we thought it’d be a great time to learn more about the beautiful island country, its customs and its people before you experience it with the bloggers. So to buff up on your Dominican Republic knowledge and our work there, here are…

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A team of Compassion Bloggers will be in the Dominican Republic from February 16 through February 20, 2015, blogging for children in poverty.

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in good hands baby

My heart is overflowing as I return to the dry climate and high altitude of my Colorado Springs home from my first trip to the island of the Dominican Republic. I left with a deepened assurance of the investment that the project staff have in each child. Have you ever wondered about the hearts of…

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Jul 8 2014

The Power of Words

the power of words

When we write to our sponsored child, our words are often the very thing that help create future dreams. And sometimes those dreams are to be just like us.

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for the kids

Why do we do all we do for children? We do it because every child matters and every single child is worth fighting for!

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language of love

What is the language of love? Is it French (ooo la la!)? Spanish? And, how do we express love to our sponsored child when there is a language barrier?

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May 13 2014

Jesus Loves Me

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The sound of children singing praise to Jesus has to be one of the most beautiful sounds. The joy that comes from a relationship with Jesus shows when the children sing.

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im not broke

The lies of poverty tell a child that they are broke, unfixable and hopeless. But then there is Jesus. And Jesus tells a very different story.

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claudio working

It’s 5 a.m., in the midst of complete darkness, and members of the Pentecostal Church of God in Batey Magdalena are gathered in one of the dusty streets of this sugarcane-cutting community. Worshiping the Lord, they pray for spiritual healing for their people.
Claudio, now a civil engineering graduate through our Leadership Development Program, is…

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samuel orlando

After his father’s death Samuel found himself on the streets at 5 years old. He felt abandoned and thought his fate was to become a drug addict or a thief.

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Poverty does not just bring hunger or ill-health. Poverty robs children of their joy and takes away their opportunities and hopes for the future.

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graduation celebration_DR

On graduation day, families celebrated not only their completion of the Child Survival Program, but also the end of the most vulnerable time in their children’s lives.

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value of sports

Sports teach children about unity and trust, about how to express themselves more freely and sports can help children discover their gifts and talents.

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samuel-orlando_B

God never abandons his children. He is never late, but He is never early either. Rather, He is ALWAYS there.

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leadership-profile-jonathan-almonte

“It was as when the stones speak. I opened my eyes and said to myself that God was calling me to something more. My dream is to become an ambassador, and at the utmost degree, represent my country as the president.

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Joel_iwontwatch

Meeting Joel gave EJ a clear picture into the ways that Jesus’ followers need to work together to care for each other.

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ej-swanson-and-milvia

When EJ Swanson stood in his sponsored child’s tiny, nearly un-liveable house with walls leaning sideways, spiders in the rafters and a muddy floor, it hit him: “Sooner or later, we have to stop watching, and do something!”

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