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Children Answer the Question “What Makes You Happy?”

Children are good at finding joy in any situation, aren’t they? That’s why we asked Compassion-assisted children from across the globe to share with us the things that make them happy. We pray this will inspire you to look for the little things that you can praise God for today.

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How to Be an Effective Social Media Slacktivist

How to Be an Effective Social Media Slacktivist

Before you post, re-tweet or change profile pictures in reaction to news, consider these 7 ideas on how to take the “slacker” out of social media slacktivist.

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These 8 People Prove You Can’t Quarantine Kindness

This post is dedicated to you … to all of you out there being salt and light in your own communities and to children living in poverty around the world. Keep reading for inspiring ways Compassion supporters like you are giving back to their communities during this challenging time.

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She Has Every Excuse to Sit Out. But She Chooses to Help.

The world can be a difficult and scary place. But in the midst of it all, if you look, you will find heroes. In both times of crisis and in times of routine, extraordinary people step forward. At Compassion, we have the joy to know many amazing heroes who sacrifice to help others. And today, we want to share about one very special woman.

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8 Verses to Pray Over the Child You Sponsor

These are uncertain times. Here are eight scriptures to guide you as you pray for the faith, safety and strength of the child you sponsor.

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Advice From the Woman Who Writes to 52 Children in Poverty

Every month, Jenith sits down to write letters to 52 children. It’s not because she has a lot of free time on her hands — she’s a single mother with a full-time job. She does it because she knows her words can give hope to children living in seemingly hopeless circumstances. Here are her secrets to writing better letters, becoming a correspondent, or getting a correspondent if you need one.

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Candace Cameron Bure: a Different Practice for Lent

This year for Lent, I’m doing something special, something a little different. And, as you dive deeper into this Year of the Bible, I’d love to invite you into this journey. But before I do that, let me explain why Lent is so meaningful to me.

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You Prayed … and Jenny Mae Is Walking Again!

Compassion’s Prayer Network regularly prays for urgent needs around the world. Here is an inspiring update on one of the children we’ve prayed for!

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Inspiring Gen-Zers: This 9-Year-Old Brought Hope to 56 Kids

We believe young people are inspiring and capable — young people from both around the world and in the United States. This article is written by a 9-year-old who will teach you wisdom and bravery.

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Maximizing the Match: Two Families Share How

Matching gift programs are an amazing way to ensure your donations have the biggest impact possible. Learn from two families how to maximize your match!

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Inspiring Millennials: How This 25-Year-Old Built a School for Children in Poverty

A “God Drop” is how Laura Hoke describes the salary offer she received her senior year in college from a large FORTUNE 500 corporation where she had worked as a marketing intern the prior summer. “I knew right away that God was entrusting me with those resources to do something special,” says Laura.

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5 Resources That Will Help You Build a Compassionate Family

We are excited to introduce you to five resources, all with the express purpose of helping you disciple your families while building hearts of compassion!

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