Why Help People in Poverty in Other Countries When People Need Help Here?
Our time and resources are finite, yet there seems to be infinite need. We want to be kind to people in poverty and we want to do it wisely. Here are a few things to consider as you struggle through this question for yourself.Continue Reading ›
11 Remarkable Photos of “Tiny Homes” in the Developing World
The tiny house movement that’s sweeping North America is actually nothing new. People have always found peace in the simplicity of tiny homes. Here are some remarkable photos of tiny homes from communities where we work in the developing world.Continue Reading ›
6 Authentic Ways to Be Generous but Not Judgmental
Working in poverty alleviation, I can feel the need to explain and justify the nice things I have. I worry that people will judge me or will judge the organization I work for if I don’t drive a junker and get my clothes on consignment. But I’ve come to realize that my justifications are creating a culture — a culture around me of implied judgment of the choices of others by my constant need to justify my own purchases and assets.
How These 4 Heroes Are Helping Kids Right Now
The immense passion and heart of these four heroes just amazes us. They sacrifice and they give until it hurts. Be inspired. In this difficult time, the church is rising up around the world.
6 Easy International Recipes to Try While at Home
Being at home so much these days, we’re doing a lot more cooking than usual! Try out these EASY recipes from the countries where Compassion serves to become an international chef.
Easter in Quarantine: 10 Ideas to Celebrate Meaningfully at Home
Easter will look a little different this year, but it can still be full of meaning. Here are a few ideas to connect with the true meaning of Easter, quarantine style!
What Can We Learn From Latin Americans About Happiness?
It’s been a tough few weeks. But today is the International Day of Happiness. In these stressful times, we wanted to turn to our brothers and sisters in Latin America — some of the world’s happiness experts — to see what we can learn!
3 Bad Reasons to Give to Charity
Here are three reasons people give to charity that may be prompted by something other than love — and why it matters.
Kids Around the World: Where I Get My Water
Find out where these 13 kids from around the world get their water in these beautiful photographs that show the need for more accessible safe water.
What’s the Difference Between a Refugee, an Asylum Seeker and an Immigrant?
In the past several years, the number of people moving away from their homes has exploded. War, violence, political instability and poverty are pushing people to search for better places. But the terminology can be confusing. What’s the definition of a refugee? How is that different from an internally displaced person, a stateless person or an asylum seeker?
He Grew Up Hungry. Now He Fights Hunger With Science.
Collins grew up in hunger, but now he is getting his doctorate in plant pathology to fight for subsistence farmers and fight food insecurity.
12 Ways to Commit to the Year of the Bible
2020 is Year of the Bible! Learn a little more about what that means and how you can commit to and engage more deeply with the Bible this year.