Why Abel Never Lost Hope During His Cancer Battle

Abel, a boy who recently won a cancer battle, smiles at the camera. He is wearing a red sweater

Jonah and the whale. Daniel and the lion’s den. Esther saving her people. David facing Goliath. These are all beloved Bible stories for children and are guaranteed to come up when you ask a Sunday school class what their favorite stories are. One story you would not expect to be a 13-year-old’s favorite is the story of Job and his suffering. But for Abel, there was deep meaning in Job’s story.

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Why You Need to Watch the Unite to Fight Poverty Concert

an image of the Unite to Fight Poverty concert shows band members and camera people on a large stage with bright red and purple lights all around them and the word Unite on the wall behind the stage

Experts predict half a billion more people are at risk of being pushed into extreme poverty due to the impact of COVID-19. Now, more than ever, we need to stand together in unity to fight poverty!

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A woman with a baby in her lap sits inside in front of a small fire with a pot on top of it, with smoke in the air.

9 Photos That Show What It’s Like to Be Poor in Asia

Have you ever wondered what daily life is like for a child who lives in extreme poverty? Although the countries where Compassion ministers around the world are wildly diverse, there are a few commonalities, based on the economic status of the families we serve. Day-to-day routines in these communities can be vastly different from what we experience. Here are nine photos that will give you a peek into what many people experience each day in the communities where Compassion works in Asia.

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Do Children at Compassion Have More Than One Sponsor?

Do Children in the Compassion Program Have More Than One Sponsor?

Have you ever wondered if the child you support has multiple sponsors? We’ve found our approach to be transformational to every child and sponsor.

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Several young children around a young man.

How I Learned to Stop Procrastinating and Get Back to Letter Writing

I’m not sure that I should be admitting that given that I work for Compassion, but there it is. At 31, I’m part of a generation of Canadians for whom letter writing is virtually a foreign concept.

Facebook? No problem. Twitter? Easy. E-mail? Sure. But to sit down and write a letter? That’s different.

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What Is Compassion?

What is compassion Hey all, Aaron from Compassion Canada here.

We recently asked Pastor Tim Bailey of Hillside Church in London, ON, the question “What is compassion?” We liked his answer so much that we wanted to share it with all of you. Enjoy!

Her bottom lip quivered as her fingers nervously played with her hair band. Her eyes glanced quickly from side to side, as if expecting to run at any moment. Her knee bounced to the beat of her heart as she listened passively to my questions.

She was a Restavek child from the depths of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and without the knowledge of her owners, she was meeting with us to tell her story.

It was the story of a concrete mattress, early morning chores and constant abuse. It was a story of an uncle who was using her as his own personal slave. (more…)

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Heart of Compassion

Aaron Armstrong and a childHello Compassion Blog readers. My name is Aaron, and I’m a member of the marketing and media communications team at Compassion Canada.

I’ll be honest, I feel a little strange writing on a blog — I normally spend a lot of time teasing the “pajama-hadin” (Google it and thank me later).

I never thought I’d become a part of it. Please pray for me. Winter’s barely started, and I’m already feeling a little cagey.

Anyway, the reason I’m here is to let you know about a new feature we’ve introduced in the latest issue of Compassion Today, Heart of Compassion.

Heart of Compassion gives you an opportunity to share your stories! How did you become a sponsor? What’s something really unique about the relationship between you and your sponsored child? How has sponsorship affected your life, for God’s glory and your joy?

We want to know your story! Post your story in the comments section here or e-mail them to [email protected]. We’ll publish our favorites in an upcoming issue of Compassion Today.

Happy Monday.


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