Who Can You Sponsor a Leadership Student With?

In 2006 my wife and I went on a sponsor tour to the Dominican Republic. Before our trip, we thought we knew what Compassion did, but our understanding of the ministry fell far short of what we saw. When I came home from that trip, I signed up to be a […]

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The Happiest Day of a Sponsored Child’s Life

If you can’t visit your children, and we understand that it’s not always possible, you need to know this. It’s an absolute truth. Your sponsored children want to hear from you!

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Meet Compassion Rwanda’s Eugene Bahire

As birds sing morning songs to begin their days, Eugene Bahire, in charge of Tours and Visits at Compassion’s Rwanda office, starts his day with a morning prayer at 5:30 and prepares himself for work. He leaves home at 6:30 a.m. and takes 45 minutes […]

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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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Stephanie Harrison: On Travelling With Compassion

Yesterday, I promised you some insights into Steph’s Compassion Traveller experience, so here you go. – Irene Steph in 30 seconds: Age: 14 and a half Siblings: I’m the eldest. I have a 13-year-old brother named James. School: Year nine […]

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Children and Poverty: Do They Mix?

As a kid, did you ever daydream about venturing into the slums of Kolkata? I know a gutsy 14-year-old who did … who ventured into extreme poverty. But that’s for later. I, Irene, grew up in a sheltered, middle-class family. Whilst I didn’t […]

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Mexico Sponsor Tour Videos

In honor of the one month anniversary of my visit to the King’s Children Ambassadors Student Center (ME-730) and the Jesus’ Friends Student Center (ME-737), I finally have some video for you. I wouldn’t call the cinematography enthralling. […]

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A Field Perspective on Sponsor Tours

Wanna peek into my e-mail inbox? I have the great pleasure of “talking” (read: e-mailing) each day with some of our great staff around the world. They always challenge me with their perspective. I’ve been reading along with all the […]

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The Poverty of ME

Last week, I was in Mexico. On a sponsor tour. And I saw the deepest, darkest poverty of my life. But I didn’t have to travel to ME, the abbreviation we use when referring to Mexico, to see it. I only had to look at me. I was in Mexico for the wrong […]

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