Year of the Bible: Two girls read the Bible together.

12 Ways to Commit to the Year of the Bible

2020 is Year of the Bible! Learn a little more about what that means and how you can commit to and engage more deeply with the Bible this year.

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10 young people form the word 'Compassion' using their hands.

5 Ways Compassion’s Internship Program Shows Faith in the Next Generation

Narcissistic. Entitled. Lazy. Although there is no scientific evidence suggesting that words like these describe millennials and Gen Z’s, they are too often the characteristics associated with the youngest generation. However, not everyone feels this way about the next generation. How does Compassion reflect an attitude of respect and optimism toward the next generation? While there are many ways, here are the top five described by past and present interns.

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Three children run in a field wearing traditional Peruvian clothing.

How Jesus Is Shaping My Perspective on Being a Good Neighbor

Compassion President Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado shares how Jesus’ teachings on being a good neighbor can transform how we all serve as Christ followers.

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What Does the Bible Say About Giving?

What Does the Bible Say About Giving?

These inspiring Scripture verses and devotional will help you learn more about God’s heart of generosity.

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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 importance of names

The Importance of Names

Names are important. They have power. They define us. They’re more than a bunch of letters grouped together to sound pleasant to the ear. Names are more than a convenience allowing us to talk to each other. Names are a gift from God. They contain His power. They define things. They define us.

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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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Two people, Jimmy and Leanne Mellado, pose for a group photo with a group of children in Bolivia.

One Thing Compassion’s President Has Learned as a Father

As a dad, granddad and president and CEO of Compassion International, one thing I’ve learned is how powerful extraordinary experiences are in a child’s life. It’s our privilege as parents, teachers, coaches and all people who love children to fill their lives with these types of experiences — experiences that will grow the heart and character of Jesus in them.

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A man, Santiago

An Easter Message of Hope

Hope is a fragile but powerful force. When you have hope, no challenge seems too great. When you don’t, even the smallest task becomes overwhelming. But hope in the Lord can truly renew our strength. Be inspired by this Easter message of hope from our President and CEO!

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How to Land an Outstanding Christian Internship

How to Land an Outstanding Christian Internship

This is my dream internship – combining my passions for children and global missions with my marketing degree. I worked hard to land it. And I’m here to share with you, Christian internship seeker, how to land yours. The application and interview process can be crazy overwhelming and you may have absolutely no idea where to begin. And that’s totally fine – I gotchu! God’s gotchu!

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6 Authentic Ways to Be Generous but Not Judgmental

6 Authentic Ways to Be Generous but Not Judgmental

Working in poverty alleviation, I can feel the need to explain and justify the nice things I have. I worry that people will judge me or will judge the organization I work for if I don’t drive a junker and get my clothes on consignment. But I’ve come to realize that my justifications are creating a culture — a culture around me of implied judgment of the choices of others by my constant need to justify my own purchases and assets.

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One Word 2017

One Word to Define 2017: Ignite

Those of us from an instantly gratified and constantly moving culture do not always understand the fire started by masters. This is extremely evident in fighting back the cold reality of extreme poverty around the world. We often prefer a quick relief style of change. A magic bullet. But those fires go out as fast as they start, and can even injure folks in the process.

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