Where Do You See the Extraordinary?

May Katerin’s testimony serve as a reminder for us that even the simple things we do can have eternal significance.

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A Spirit of Power and Love

Seeing how hard poverty hits those who have the least can rob you of peace. Does fear ever stop you from doing something?

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Six Things I Learned From a Local Church in Peru

Earlier this year, while her husband was on sabbatical in Peru, sponsor Eunice Lehmacher spent time at the Tesoros del Señor Child Development Center. In her time observing our ministry, she learned six small, but important, lessons.

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How Deep Does Compassion Run in Your Family?

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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Ministry Highlight: Peru

Compassion began its ministry in Peru in 1985, when the Child Sponsorship Program was started. In 2003, both the Child Survival Program and the Leadership Development program began.

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The Trials of Job

When I asked how we could pray for the family, Job started to cry. I was told, “Job needs to experience a father’s love right now.”

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Child Survival Program: Building Trust and a Better Tomorrow

The question to measure the success of interventions to the poor is, “Did the person delivering the service and the person receiving the service build trust in each other?”

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Formerly Sponsored Child Now Serving the Poor With Compassion

After learning that his wife was expecting a second child, Giovanna’s father became angry and asked her to have an abortion. But the young mother decided to have her baby. She found out that her husband had another woman and already had children […]

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Funny Things Kids Say

What puzzling, quirky, amusing things have your sponsored children written in their letters to you?

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One Day in the Life of a Tours and Visits Team Leader (Part II)

Sorry for so abruptly abandoning you yesterday. Please rest assured that if you’re ever on a tour with me, I won’t do that to you. 🙂 So, where did I leave off? Oh yes – 10 a.m. 10 a.m. Training with church partners that will be visited […]

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One Day in the Life of a Tour and Visits Team Leader

My name is Soledad Agreda, and I am the Tour and Visits Team Leader of the Peru office. I have been doing this work for about a year and a half now, and my main responsibilities are to organize, facilitate and host individual sponsor visits and tours […]

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Global Food Crisis: Hope in the Midst of Turmoil

After a two-hour bus trip through chaotic traffic, I arrive at a child development center located in the northwestern part of Lima City. The center is in a quiet place far from the noisy avenues, although the homes of squatters surround the church […]

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