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most prized possession burkina faso

Here’s a photographic look at what some children around the world consider their most prized possessions. And it’s not their toys.

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A team of Compassion Bloggers will be in Uganda from January 27 through January 31, 2014 marking our fifth year of blogging for children in poverty.

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wess retirement

Compassion President and CEO Wess Stafford is retiring. Please join us on Saturday, September 14, at New Life Church: Colorado Springs, Colorado from 7–9 p.m. MST as we celebrate Wess’ years of leadership.

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Aug 25 2013

The Heart of Compassion

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The name “Compassion” describes our mission, our values and our ministry strategy. And, it describes a love in action — a love that fuels a heart of compassion for children around the world.

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Jun 23 2013

What Does the Future Hold?

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In this special chapel interview, Executive Vice President, David Dahlin gives us the chance to get to know President-elect, Jimmy Mellado.

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After a three year process and much prayer, our President and CEO Wess Stafford is passing the baton of ministry leadership to Jim Mellado. For 20 years, Jim served as president of the Willow Creek Association and will become the fifth president in our 61-year history.

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Dinah Meyer has been working for Compassion 18 years. She has been around for much of the ministry’s history, and working in the Executive office, she has a unique perspective we want to share with you.

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

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Universal Childrens Day

Universal Children’s Day is a day we can celebrate the very ones we serve — children!

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The people who suffer the most from extreme poverty are children. These children are the reason why we need to speak up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.

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We can’t really call ourselves a “call center” any more. Why? Because these days we do much, MUCH more than just take calls.

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blog month

September is Blog Month at Compassion. And what that means is prizes, giveaways, blogging assignments and more children sponsored via the Internet than any previous September in our history.

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Wess Stafford knew he was called to be the bridge between two worlds who need each other. In this webcast, Wess calls himself, “one focused dude” and continues to give everything to his calling to release children from poverty.

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Jun 18 2012

Divine Appointments

Artwork by sponsored child in Guatemala

Going through the adoption papers for her son, Tracy remembered Wess Stafford’s words, “Nothing thwarts the efforts of Satan to destroy little lives more than a caring adult’s timely intervention to build up their self-worth and assurance of being loved.”

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No matter where we sit, the stories of our bravest moments are basically the same. They are stories in which we stepped out into the unknown — not knowing what waited for us or what was going to happen next.

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Wess Stafford

A week in the life of the President and CEO of Compassion International, Dr. Wess Stafford, doesn’t allow much down time, but all the hard work and effort is worth it to him. What is a typical week for Wess?

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Aug 7 2011

Forgive One Another

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Forgiveness doesn’t mean what happened to you isn’t important or doesn’t matter. Forgiveness doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be consequences for the hurt done to you by someone else. And forgiveness doesn’t mean you always have to reconcile with the person who hurt you. So, what is forgiveness?

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May 18 2011

The Voice

One night, alone in a field, our president and CEO cried out on behalf of children around the world, and God answered.

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You are more than a sponsor. You are an answer to prayer, a vital helping hand, a voice of hope, a mentor and a friend.

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Compassion Sunday 2011 took place this Sunday, April 10. Because of your participation in this annual event many children around the world have the chance to overcome poverty.

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No, it’s not fair that I was born in America instead of Africa. It’s not fair that I enjoy abundance while billions endure extreme poverty. But gosh dog it, I will not feel guilty for it. Moving forward, I resolve that it will empower me to work harder on behalf of those I care for…

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Our president Wess Stafford recently spoke about the passing year at a Compassion chapel service. We hope you are as encouraged by his words as we have been.

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Nov 15 2010

Defining Moments

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In this video, our president, Wess Stafford, describes a simple moment he witnessed that epitomizes the kind of action that can cause a child’s confidence to skyrocket. As you watch it, we hope it brings to mind similar experiences in your life that you will share with us!

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Oct 27 2010

Poverty is a Lie

“At its very core, poverty is a mindset that goes far beyond the tragic circumstances. It is the cruel, destructive message that gets whispered into the ears of millions by the enemy Satan himself: ‘Give up! You don’t matter. Nobody cares about you. Look around you: Things are terrible. Always have been, always will be.…

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“Only one percent of the charities we rate have received at least nine consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Compassion International consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Compassion International from…

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