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what does poverty mean

What does poverty mean to the poor? What does poverty mean to you? What does poverty mean to God?

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Jan 21 2014

The Love of Literacy

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When a church in Bolivia discovered many of the mothers enrolled its Child Survival Program couldn’t read or write the official language of the country, it acted. This is what the church did.

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child sponsorship progam graduate

Jhon graduated from the Child Sponsorship Program in 2007. He set the goal to study because, in spite of not getting into the Leadership Development Program and not having financial resources, he knew God would find a way to fulfill his dream.

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child sponsorship program graduate

Francisco Perez remains thankful and practices everything he learned in our Child Sponsorship Program, even decades after graduating.

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Dec 27 2013

Healthy Smiles

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Smiles transcend time and place. We would know, we get to see a lot of them.

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Dec 19 2013

We Broke the Bed

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We went, seven Compassion sponsors, flush with excitement, filled with the desire to help, hearts ready to connect. We went to Gladys’ modest home to learn about her world. We went with the best of intentions. And then we broke her bed.

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angeliz kiss

Angeliz lives in a tiny, dark structure on the side of a steep hill, with her great-grandmother. She does not live with her daddy, because he left her and her mommy. And she does not live with her mommy, because her mommy soon left her, too.

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LDP graduation colombia_students posing

What keeps Juli involved with serving children in poverty? Not an organization, paperwork or activities. It’s children.

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Oct 10 2013

The Little Things

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Brandy and her group of sponsors are in Bolivia where they recently toured a Child Survival Program and met Rosario on their home visit—a time filled with little things.

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Children brush their teeth

Children registered in our program in Peru are taught good health practices according to age group as well as location.

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creativity in education

For us, education is as diverse as our children. From Taekwondo to bead making to surfing, our children do more than sit at a desk.

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Editorial Photo

At 12 years old, Edgar made a commitment to God and decided to give Him his future. Since that time, God has been accomplishing the purpose He set for Edgar.

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Estheysi Close Up

The cardiologist confirmed Estheysi’s heart murmur. He then informed Lizeth that her daughter needed surgery by the end of the month.

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Kim Sung Je poses with CSP mothers outside project

What makes working with us even more special for Esther is that Compassion changed her life when she was a child in Korea.

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Four girls sitting outside

Around 40 children were sponsored from the El Sembrador Student Center by Compassion Korea. Our entire staff in Ecuador was enormously thankful to the Lord for such unparalleled blessing.

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Children at the child development center receive an annual medical examination. A recent examination left our staff worried because the majority of children had dental problems.

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roberto and ramon_ec

Roberto was born with Down’s syndrome. The other children at the Child Development Center embraced him without hesitation, but it was evident that Roberto required skilled assistance.

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May 10 2013

One Mom Gets a New Start

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When Silveria left her hometown in the Peruvian Andes, she and four of her children climbed into a truck and took the long trip toward Lima. Her husband had abandoned them three years prior.

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When Jenny became an adolescent, she faced early motherhood, conceiving her first child before she was 15. Inexperienced as a mother — and emotionally and financially unstable -– she sought refuge in alcohol.

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child letters_PE

Esther and Marcos work at the Compassion office in Lima, Peru. They were both sponsored children. Angie has just recently been sponsored. The three of them taught Pastor Ken Burkey about the power of a letter.

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german_ec

German moved completely away from God, but God did not draw away from him. One day, when German was 19, things dramatically changed.

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Armando-Elizabeth-and-children

When Joe Castillo went to Colombia to visit his sponsored child, he did not expect to attend a wedding, much less perform the ceremony.

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what would you like to know

What would you like to know about the country where your sponsored child lives?

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2011 ECUADOR IT WORKS+

Erick is a very special child who enjoys participating in every activity at the San Pablo Apostol Student Center. There are some things he can do and others that are are more complicated for him, but nothing keeps him from trying.

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Dec 19 2012

God Cares

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The home of Jorge and Richard wasn’t safe. Their father, in particular, was very abusive, and the cigarette burn marks on the faces of the boys were the horrific evidence of that.

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