Fear, Ebola and Me

“Are you sure you want to travel there right now? Couldn’t you get… Ebola?” My friend hesitantly asked me this question before my recent trip to Uganda, in Eastern Africa. I found a map and showed my well-meaning friend the actual distance from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak to Uganda. It’s about 4500 miles, which is well over the distance from California to New York.

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How Are Children Told That They Have Been Sponsored?

Once a child is fully enrolled in our sponsorship program, each of our partner countries begin working to link the child with a sponsor. While this occurs, the staff in our Ghana country office and at our church partners begin praying for kind hearted individuals to see the pictures of the children and pick them up for sponsorship.

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Introducing a Future Minister of Defense for Burkina Faso

 Twelve-year-old Fadilatou is one of the top five scholars of her age in all of Burkina Faso. She is the youngest child of the family, with six brothers and sisters. Because of her parents’ hospitality, they have received some of their nephews […]

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What Does Child Sponsorship Mean in Burkina Faso?

Pastor Korogo has been a pastor since 2002. He officiates as junior pastor in the central church of the Assemblies of God Church of Ziniaré, 30 kilometers from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. In 2008, when the church began partnering with […]

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AIDS Crisis in Africa: What Compassion Ghana Is Doing About It

Compassion Ghana is intensifying its fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS with Compassion’s AIDS Initiative. Among the many activities aimed at achieving this objective is education. Florence Sena Amponsah is a Partnership Facilitator for […]

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AIDS Crisis in Africa: Living HIV-Positive

My name is Azalea*. I live with my daughter. She is 10, in grade four and is second in her class. So, we are two people in the family. My husband passed away several years ago after a short disease. He was suffering from a liver problem. We eat rice, […]

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Highly Vulnerable Children: How Do We Help Them?

Our Highly Vulnerable Children initiative deals with poor children who find themselves in very critical conditions demanding special attention and assistance in order to survive.

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From the Outside Looking In

Back in May I published this photo and asked you to give it a caption — Photo Caption Wanted. I also included a little context from the photographer. “Along the wall outside the Compassion project, many children watched and waited while […]

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Day of the African Child

Today is the Day of the African Child. Not a well known day for most, but an important day for the children of Africa who this day celebrates and remembers. The African child is a resilient one, as many on the African continent must gather up great […]

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From One Child to 1 Million Children

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One Million Children Sponsored

I am overwhelmed with gratitude as I write this. Today, as we do every day, we have the privilege of acting as a bridge between caring sponsors and children in need. However, this particular day we have a sponsorship that is very special in that it […]

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She Is Hungry

She didn’t eat yesterday. The little girl told me that as we sat with her and her mother under a mango tree. The fruit was not ripe yet, and still sat high and green and out of her reach. Just behind the house, a few rows of corn grew. But they didn’t […]

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