Inspiring Gen-Zers: This 9-Year-Old Brought Hope to 56 Kids

A girl walks down a street block, carrying a backpack.

We believe young people are inspiring and capable — young people from both around the world and in the United States. This article is written by a 9-year-old who will teach you wisdom and bravery.

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11 Sweet Photos of Birthdays Around the World

A group of children through confetti in the air, standing in front of a table with a birthday cake on it.

A birthday is more than gifts. It’s an opportunity to show children that they are valued and loved — and children in poverty shouldn’t have to miss out. Each culture might have its own unique traditions surrounding birthdays, and our staff ensures children feel celebrated within that tradition. Enjoy these sweet photos of children celebrating their birthdays around the world!

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3 Helpful Ideas for Your Christmas Letter This Year

3 Helpful Christmas Letter Ideas for This Year

It’s Christmastime for the Compassion Letter Club! Don’t face your writer’s block alone. We’ve got you covered with these helpful ideas for what to write to the child or teen you sponsor this year in your Compassion Christmas letter.

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A boy wearing a red Santa cap holds out a small nativity set.

4 Reasons This Could Be the Best Christmas Ever

Did you know that churches around the world are already starting to prepare for Christmas? Our church partners take this opportunity to bring joy and share Jesus’ love with the children in their care very seriously. You will be inspired by these four ways that this could be the best Christmas ever for children around the world.

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A large family sits outside of grass and mud homes in Kenya.

Cognitive Dissonance Theory: Wealth and Poverty

As humans we like consistency. We are uncomfortable holding contradictory beliefs and actions … so how do we balance Christian principles with the disparities we see around the world?

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The Definition of Beauty: 17 Photos

God has made everything beautiful. And this is beauty as defined by God.

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Shunammite woman: A woman wearing a green head scarf holds a smiling boy wearing a green shirt in her arms.

The Shunammite Woman’s Faith

This devotion about Elisha and the Shunammite woman by one of our staff at Compassion Ghana will inspire you to muster up faith when faced with tragedy!

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A man underwater, wearing a swim mask and a flashlight strapped to his head.

The Extreme Jobs of People in Poverty

People living under the international poverty line go to extreme measures to earn a living. Often they have few to no safety nets — figuratively or literally. Meet four people in Asia who do extreme jobs to feed their families. Though their occupations are harsh, they can teach us the dignity of work and the beauty of sacrificing to care for your loved ones.

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A collage of three pictures of children standing outside holding goats.

Help! These “kids” are so cute, we can’t make up our mind!

We’re up to our eyeballs in cute kids over here (both the human and goat variety)! Cast your vote for your favorite adorable goat picture and your choice just might end up in Compassion’s Gift Catalog!

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Brokenness Before God: A teenage girl sits, with a solemn look on her face, wearing a white and black striped shirt

Brokenness Before God

The word “brokenness” refers to the state of surrender and defeat we experience when hardship comes into our usually steady and painless life. No one enjoys the feeling of brokenness, but the powerful benefits it brings to our spiritual growth are immense.

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Photos That Humanize a Humanitarian Crisis

When reading the news — especially news about large, complex issues — it is easy to begin viewing them as abstract. The human element blurs. We pray God will use these pictures of children, moms and dads, who live in some of the most dangerous places on earth, to awaken prayer and compassion in us for our global brothers and sisters facing crisis in Central America.

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A teenage boy wearing a grey sweater stands with his arms crossed, smiling, in front of a green field.

Youths Share Why Letters Are So Meaningful

As sponsors, we don’t always know what impact our letters have on the children we sponsor. So we asked photojournalists to interview young people about how their sponsors’ letters have been meaningful in their lives. Here is what they had to say. Be inspired by the opportunity you have to lift up, love and motivate children and youths in extreme poverty!

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