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15 Powerful Photos of the Journey From Child Slavery to Freedom

Millions of children around the world remain trapped in child labor. Ebenezer was 6 years old when he was sent to work on Lake Volta, a notorious hotbed of child slavery. These 15 powerful photos capture the injustice he faced … and his journey to freedom.

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7 Children Share Their Favorite Bible Verses Right Now

These seven children share some of their favorite Bible verses, and the verses that are encouraging them right now. We pray they inspire you today!

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A girl in a red dress stands in the hills, head back and arms out to the side.

3 Girls Who Are Insisting They Are NOT Property

Throughout history, many societies have treated girls as little more than property to be traded in marriage. Enormous progress has been made, but entrenched beliefs are hard to overcome. The practices of child marriage, dowries and female genital mutilation, while illegal in many countries, are still a threat for many girls.

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Compassion Alumni on the Impact of Sponsorship

There are a lot of opinions about sponsorship — from your pastor encouraging you to sponsor a child, to your co-worker who thinks it’s a scam, to our invitations to sponsor, and everything in between!

But what do those who were sponsored as children think of child sponsorship? We caught up with five alumni of Compassion’s program to get their reflections on the impact of sponsorship.

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Maisa, in a pink dress, is sitting in her wheelchair on the road outside her house.

This Girl in a Wheelchair Inspires All With Her Joy

Four-year-old Maisa from Brazil was born with a congenital malformation in her legs. Despite being unable to walk, her optimism is infectious, and she has found acceptance and encouragement at her Compassion center. Her bright smile and outlook will definitely bring you joy today.

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Young girl wearing a dress with a white bodice and a black skirt. She is standing in an open doorway of her home and she is holding a letter from her sponsor.

3 Ways to Write to the Child You Sponsor

Paralyzed by the thought of mailing anything? Tired of technology? There’s a writing method for you. Here are three easy ways to make writing the child you sponsor a breeze!

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These Children Created Art to Tell Sponsors How Much They Love Them

A group of children in Bolivia gathered together all of the arts and crafts supplies they could to create treasures for their sponsors. We wanted to showcase some of our favorite art projects for you – as a reminder that a child far away is thinking of you. Please enjoy these nine photos of children’s messages and art for their sponsors!

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5 Helpers Caring for Kids Behind the Scenes

My favorite thing to do when visiting a Compassion center is to look for the helpers. I hug the cook and thank her for lunch. I find a tutor and tell her how the sacrifices she makes are changing lives. And I shake hands with a pastor and thank him for showing each precious child the love of Jesus. Today, will you wander with me to find the helpers?

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The Bangladeshi MacGyver Turning Trash Into Robots

Ever since he was 6 years old, Sanjoy has wandered junkyards in open-mouthed wonder. Eyes narrowed in concentration, he expertly sifts through the trash, seeking out discarded metal and spare parts to use for his inventions. Today, his friends think of him as Bangladesh’s version of TV action hero MacGyver, always ready with a creative solution to a problem using the tools at hand.

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Karunia and friends

How Does Sponsorship Help Kids Cognitively?

A child’s development isn’t hinged on one aspect of growth — like physical health or emotional stability. Poverty doesn’t just attack one area of a child’s life. To help a child break free from poverty, we need to address every aspect of a child’s development. Today, let’s look at how our church partners help children develop cognitively.

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4 Family Budgets Around the World

Would you like to take a peek into the pocketbook of a few families around the world? Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to live below the global poverty line of US $1.90 a day? These four families invited us to learn what it’s like to try to make ends meet in extreme poverty.

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Smiling Livingstone standing in an alley in front of his family

How Your Sponsorship Is Key During a Health Crisis

Here are three ways child sponsorship becomes more important than ever during a health crisis such as COVID-19.

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