Totally Worth It: Inspiring Stories of Courage and Bravery

Inspiring Stories of Courage and Bravery

“It is easy to get discouraged in a world full of evil, murders and lack of opportunity. It is easy to take our eyes off God and see our weakness and limitations. But with God, there are no limitations.” These are the wise words of 17-year-old Compassion student, Meryl. She’s our inspiration for these curated stories of courage and bravery from around the world.

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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.

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A woman in a yellow dress holds a baby.

Preventing Maternal Suicide in a Land Healing From War

Maternal mental health disorders and maternal suicide affect women worldwide. But they affect women in poverty more than any other women. Meet a woman whose tireless dedication is saving the lives of mothers — and their babies.

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A boy holds a sparkler, surrounded by lights celebrating Christmas in El Salvador

It’s Christmas in El Salvador

Christmas in El Salvador is a magical time. Right after the last September rains and the windy days of October and November, a cool breeze and fresh spring-like days fill the atmosphere, announcing that the dry season (usually called “summer”) is here, and suddenly everything is green, red and full of lights. It is Christmastime.

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A girl with limb difference wearing a white dress with a blue sash leans against a fence.

4 Things I’ve Learned From Living Without Hands

Eleven-year-old Cleidy from Guatemala was born missing both hands. Here is an essay this bright girl wrote about what she has learned from living with limb difference.

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A boy lays on the ground, holding a sparkler and surrounded by Christmas lights.

Celebrating Christmas in El Salvador

It is sunrise on Friday, just a week before Christmas. The morning smells fresh and the sun shines strongly. A light breeze fills the air with that cool Christmas feeling. For a foreigner, it would almost feel like spring, but for Salvadorans, it feels like Christmas.

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Christmas Traditions in Colombia

Officially, Christmas begins on Dec. 7 when Colombian people celebrate Candle Day, an important festivity in which kids and adults join at night to light candles in the streets and windows. Offices and homes are decorated with lanterns and candles that welcome the holiday season. They are also accompanied by fireworks.

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Pastors Behind the Scenes Look at the Impact of Your Letters

Pastors Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Impact of Your Letters

Pastors from our church partners around the world share just how your letters are making an incredible impact in the life of the child or teen you are sponsoring.

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This Is What Happens When Child Sponsorship Equips Pastors

This Is What Happens When Child Sponsorship Equips Pastors

Pastors from our local church partners around the world share seven surprising things your support makes possible and the lasting impact they are able to make when they are equipped by child sponsorship.

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Thank You Teachers for Inspiring Me to Be My Best

You saw me every day. You saw who I really was in spite of appearances, abilities and economic status. You saw who I could become.

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How This Church Is Winning the Fight Against the Sex Trade in Thailand With Soccer

How One Church Is Winning the Fight Against the Sex Trade in Thailand With Soccer

At all hours of the day or night, young boys will exchange their lunch money for time in front of a computer. Captivated by the online games, they are not unlike addicts — unable and unwilling to cut the ties to the only escape they have from their challenging lives in the slums. But the game parlors hide a sinister and dangerous secret. These always-open, unsupervised establishments full of impoverished children make prime target areas for recruiters looking to pull boys and young men into the sex trade.

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One Year After the Devastating Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

One Year After the Devastating Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

After Hurricane Matthew struck, supporters around the world responded, giving more than $2 million to help those whose homes and livelihoods were smashed. Here’s the amazing work that was done and families’ lives that were changed with those funds.

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