Prayer for Children in Conflict
When crises such as war and natural disasters happen, it’s easy to feel helpless. We have no control over the situation. But there is something we can do: We can pray.
A Call to Prayer for Ukraine — My Country, My Home
My whole world came to a halt the moment I read the news of Russia’s invasion of my homeland. I scrambled for my phone to contact friends and family in Kyiv and southwest Ukraine, praying that they were safe. Tears filled my eyes as I thought of my niece — the child I held in my arms when she was just a baby. A temporary sense of relief washed over me when I received word, one-by-one, that each person I know was safe — for now.
Displaced Haitians Grateful for the Gift of Life
Since much of their home collapsed in the Aug. 14 earthquake, Sony and his family have been spending nights in the courtyard of a Compassion partner church. The church has provided tents and sleeping mats for displaced families like Sony’s.
“It’s unsafe to stay inside the house now as we are getting aftershocks on a regular basis,” says Sony, whose daughters Sandra and Samantha are in Compassion’s program at the church where they are now camping.
Haiti Earthquake: To Weep and To Hope
How do we weep WITH our Haitian neighbors and show them true compassion?
9 Photos of the World’s Most Popular Sport
This summer, millions of people across the world will crowd around television sets to watch the Olympic Games. They will watch swimming, track, cycling and gymnastics. They will cheer on their respective countries in baseball, boxing, surfing, volleyball and table tennis. But no doubt, some of the most viewed and highly anticipated competitions will be in the world’s most popular sport: soccer.
Soccer has an estimated global following of 4 billion people, a number that is nearly double the second most popular sport of cricket (with a 2.5 billion estimated following). So why is soccer so popular?
Best of the Blog 2020: Your Favorite Stories of the Year
As you might expect during an incredibly challenging year, your favorite stories on the Compassion USA blog were inspirational ones. The most popular blog posts we shared during 2020 were those that showed the resiliency of the human spirit and the ability for God to redeem the most desperate situations. Here they are — your five favorite stories on the blog during 2020. May they inspire you all over again — or for the first time if you missed them before!
How We’re Supporting Children Who May Wait Years for a Vaccine
Today, on World Children’s Day, while young people across the globe wait for COVID-19 relief, Compassion continues to support nearly 2.2 million children and youths — by equipping 8,000-plus church partners to meet immediate physical, spiritual and educational needs.
Bangladesh, Already Struggling From COVID-19, Hit Hard by Cyclone Amphan
Cyclone Amphan hit India and Bangladesh on May 18, 2020. Find out how this super cyclone — the Bay of Bengal’s fiercest storm this century — impacted communities and how Compassion’s partners on the front lines are responding.
Rwandan Teen Invents Prize-Winning Digital Cane for the Blind
Sponsored girl Yvette Mukamwiza is making headlines after winning a national innovation competition for designing a digital cane for the blind.
2019 Nobel Prize: How Research Is Key to Ending Global Poverty
The recipients of the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics are advancing the need for research on what works and what doesn’t in poverty alleviation: something Compassion is actively practicing!
Compassion-Sponsored Teen Named Top Student in the Philippines
After a yearlong, nationwide search, the Philippines Government awarded a Compassion-sponsored teenager the title of “Most Excellent Child in the Philippines.” Meet Jay Mark, the prizewinner!
Report: Hunger Is on the Rise Around the World
According to a new report, the number of people around the world who are hungry is growing.