From Farm to Table: What Safe Food Means to One Child

World Health Day is April 7 and this year’s focus is food safety. More than 200 diseases are caused by unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses and chemical substances. Helping meet the physical needs of the children in our program, and of their communities, sometimes means having to find healthy food sources. Often, farm to table is the best solution possible. This is where little Borisut comes in. He is a sponsored child in Thailand’s rural northern region. And we’d like you to hear his perspective on how farm-to-table living has benefited not only his family but also his entire community.

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Compassion Water of Life

Drink water and suffer diarrhea, don’t drink water and develop bladder stones. It’s a Catch-22 in desperate need of a solution.

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How Does a Church “Graduate” from Compassion?

One of our church partners in Thailand has “graduated” from Compassion’s support and now hosts a holistic child development program on their own.

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A Single Father’s Journey

From the Karen tribe, Somporn and his wife Sopak dreamed of having a big family. They planned to spend many sweet long years together, until they grew old. They did not imagine that “’till death do us part” would come so quickly.

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Serving Jesus in Lamphun, Thailand

Lamphun boasts of its beautiful Buddhist temples where pilgrims come to offer merits. It is a paradox, however, that the moral ethics of Buddhism have not contributed much to improving the social decadence of the province.

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A Bible = Changed Lives

The children looked longingly at the colorful stacks of Bibles in front of them and could hardly wait to lay their hands on one. The noises gradually fell to soft whispers when the first name was called out.

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What Are You Holding Onto?

Have you ever asked yourself what inspires you? Those are the things we can hold onto for inspiration.

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The Refugees of Sao-Hin

Leadership Development Program students followed Jesus’ footsteps, entering a deep jungle near the Thailand-Burma border to minister to the children and adults living in Sao-Hin.

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What’s a Favorite Game for Children in Thailand?

Tire racing is played in the rural areas of Thailand. This game first started with a spare time and a bamboo ring from a used threshing basket.

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The Pain and Joy of Becoming a Mom

Wongduan wiped beads of perspiration from her brow, rested her hands on her swollen abdomen, and leaned her head against the wall. Feeling nauseated, she closed her eyes, hoping to rest, but the memory of her two miscarried children haunted her.

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