Celebrating Christmas in El Salvador

To celebrate Christmas in El Salvador means to mix a variety of traditional Christian beliefs and adopted Western customs.

Christmas for El Salvadorans still carries a strong meaning that brings families together. Despite the gangs on the streets and the red, green and white flooding the environment, Salvadoran people try honor the true meaning of Christmas — the birth of Jesus.

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Hold on Tightly Loosely

The question of whether child sponsorship is about us or the children we sponsor generates a lot of discussion – and sometimes disagreement. Should we hold on tightly to the things and people we cherish or should we hold on loosely?

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Thank You for Your Faithfulness

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Where Do You Sponsor a Child?

Visit ourcompassion.org to connect with sponsors from your area or who sponsor a child in the same development center as your child.

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Gezahegne’s Community Development Work

Gezahegne is director of Mekanisa Addis Kidan Child Development Center, one of the oldest child development centers in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. When asked to initially volunteer his time as the center accountant in 1991, he said, “For […]

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Presents for the King

The church was packed with 200 children and their parents, celebrating the pre-Christmas program with the Compassion child cevelopment center. When the host announced the opening of the program, the room burst with clapping. Laboni was there with her […]

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Looking Beyond the Horizon for New Hope

Maritza, from the window of her one floor house, is watching me as I come towards her home. It is made from planks of wood, painted in blue heaven, and between plank and plank the sunlight streams inside. To get to Maritza’s house, I jumped from stone […]

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Thank You Sponsors

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Any Guesses?

Compassion has 10 partner countries, in addition to the U.S., all of which sponsor children in the developing world. We work in 24 countries, soon to be 25 when Togo begins registering children later this month in September. As of May 30, sponsors from […]

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Dear Sponsor: a Letter From Rwanda

“Life has meaning when someone touches it at tender age. Someone stood out and shaped my life. I believe in life of fullness. Thank you my sponsor where ever you are.” – Ruzamba Niyomwungeli

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