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I had heard that cry only twice in my life, but the sound is burned into my memory. This cry … this lament … pierced my soul. Instinctively, I understood an emotion so great, I knew no words existed to express it.
It was 2009. Atlanta. I was attending a very hip conference held in…

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Beginning today through June 30, 2014, if you are a member of the Compassion Bloggers Network and you participate in at least three blogging assignments you will be eligible for our rewards program.

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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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Compassion Bloggers Nicaragua 2013 - Project 186 - Day 2

One day all of our works on this earth will go through the fire. And those works, they will burn and bring loss. Or endure and bring reward.

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Despite the hurt and past experiences, Veronica has hope that her daughters’ futures will be different. Our ministry is fueling that hope through the local church and child development center where they are registered.

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

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It might seem like just words on a page. But something in your letter will change your child’s thinking, draw him closer to God, encourage her to dream.

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In the Philippines, godparents are not blood relatives, yet they are looked upon as second parents. Through letter writing, one sponsor has earned that position in the life of her sponsored child.

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Get to know a little bit more about the Compassion Experience and the Compassion Experience Team!

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Anita Charles is a wife, mom, software engineer and advocate for our ministry. What is also amazing about Anita? She is a former sponsored child!

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When someone at the grocery store is rude to you or your friend is a bit short, it’s always good to remember that you have no idea the struggles and challenges that they are facing at that exact moment — so extend grace to them!

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Jul 16 2012

Touching Hearts

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The apostle Paul was filled with great love for the Thessalonian church. What if every sponsor was filled with that kind of love for the children they sponsor?

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He teaches us to humble ourselves and remember that it is not about us. It is all about Him.

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This blog post has one purpose: to refine the vision for the Compassion blog. That might mean we simply affirm what the blog’s purpose has been for the last few years. Or it might mean we come up with something new. Either way, now is the time to tell us what we should focus on.

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After meeting our staff and church partners on the field, reports of natural disasters, civil unrest and family tragedies suddenly becomes more personal.

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Sponsored children reflect their commitment to God no matter the circumstances around them. As they share their lives with you, they are encouraged by your response to them through your letters and prayers.

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Mawena, Age 9

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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Neldi lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. Sejin became Neldi’s sponsor and “just so happened” to have an extra leg to give Neldi.

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Throughout the years poverty related issues have caused us to lose sponsored children, family members of sponsored children and even some of our staff. On this Memorial Day, will you join us in remembering and celebrating the lives of these loved ones who are no longer with us?

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Life sometimes has a way of taking us back to the beginning, back to our roots, to the very thing that motivated us in the first place. One sponsor is going back to Haiti, where her journey with Compassion began.

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Have you considered how much you mean to your sponsored child?

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Even when we don’t have a face-to-face relationship with our sponsored children, prayer can be such a tool in building that relationship. So for the next couple of months, let’s pray together, each weekend, for God’s working in these precious children’s lives.

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Contemplating what to share with her sponsor.

How many of us sit in front of a blank computer screen or piece sheet of paper wondering what to share with our sponsored child? What do you say or not say?

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Rendel hoped that maybe today his sponsor would send him something — just a few words, a picture, anything.

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Inspired by Chris Seay’s book, “A Place at the Table,” the Pina family decided to fast from certain foods. For 40 days they are eating the same foods that their sponsored Nicaraguan child eats.

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