When a child enters the Compassion program, they are not the only ones changed forever. One child being part of the Child Sponsorship Program or Survival Program can impact an entire family. Each family of a Compassion-assisted child has access to deep community, vital resources, and the Gospel message through local churches that partner with Compassion.
This holistic combination was truly life-changing for three families in Africa. Here are their stories.
Fourteen years ago, Elizabeth had never heard the words “nasal encephalocele.” The Kenyan mother sat in a hospital ward, looking down at her baby. She noticed a small lump under his nose but didn’t worry. Her husband, Tunaiyo, was completing the hospital discharge process to take home their baby boy, Meshack. As the delighted family settled in at home with their new baby, they noticed that the lump under Meshack’s nose kept growing.
These strong mothers would do anything for their children. Living in poverty with limited access to health care, food and education, many of them have experienced devastating loss and pain. But they persevere for their families.
So this Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate all the strong mothers around the world! Meet six women who work hard for their children and nurture them fiercely. And when that wasn’t quite enough, they sought the help they needed.
Baby Deinner was delivered prematurely via emergency surgery as his mother, Cindy, battled COVID-19. Tragically, Cindy died the day after — leaving Deinner’s grandmother, Bridis, to raise her baby grandson and his two siblings.
Bridis shares her daughter’s story and expresses her hopes for Deinner’s future in this letter she wrote for him to read one day.
When I became a dad, I had this urge to fix things before they even needed fixing, and many of the thoughts that crossed my mind were far beyond the scope of my control. It began to dawn on me that this line of thinking was not sustainable.
During this global pandemic, there are still stories of new life and hope. Meet 5 adorable babies who were born during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy their sweet photos and read their amazing birth stories! 💕
When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened Mary’s family with starvation yet again, the church stepped in with a long-term solution to feed her family.
One of the things many of us are missing right now is the chance to have long talks with good friends over a cup of coffee. The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is an important social event that brings communities together. These beautiful photos will help you experience it yourself!
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.
Are you ready for some good-news stories before we celebrate the ultimate Good News of Jesus’ birth? You won’t want to miss these beautiful snapshots of the amazing work God is doing through sponsors and the local church around the world.
Together with friends across Australia, Canada and the United States, your support provided a safe and secure home for single mother Annet and her miraculous triplets just in time for their fourth birthday! A year and a half down the track, we check in on the triplets.