This Is How We See Love on Valentine’s Day

At Compassion, we have the opportunity to witness some of the most exceptional examples of love on a daily basis.

It’s a love that inspires, that give us courage and makes smiling simply irresistible.

This Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some of our favorite ways that we see God’s love – a love that always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres – flowing through our community.

We see love in…

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

Families clinging to hope as they fearlessly strive to be free of poverty.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

The local church providing a safe haven to all who seek refuge.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

Bringing healing through the mending of broken hearts.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

A warm, cooked meal made from the heart for hundreds of children.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

A mother’s selfless dedication to build a better future for herself and her child.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

How a community empowered one girl to discover that her disability is not inability.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

A Compassion staff member who makes sure every child under her care is known, loved and protected.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

Teaching the next generation that their minds are God-given tools to change the world.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

Unlocking a child’s creativity and giving him the freedom to pursue his dreams.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

The great heights sponsors will travel to help a community get the clean water they desperately need.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

Words of kindness and hope shared across thousands of miles.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

Alumni who share their love for God’s creatures.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

The 100,000 hours volunteers spend inspiring others to release children from poverty.

How We See Love This Valentine's Day

The prayers of leaders committed to unifying and protecting their communities.

We see love in the smile of every child in our program.

They feel love from all the Compassion family members who care for them.

Meet some of the children as they share how they feel about their sponsors.

Watch Happy Valentine’s Day from Compassion International and subscribe to Compassion YouTube for more stories.
 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Where do you see God’s love in your community? Leave a comment below!

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    Sandy Daniels February 23, 2018

    Thank You for sharing this video and photos. It is wonderful to see happy and smiling
    children. It is also amazing to see how many sponsors participate. I also commend all the many volunteers, and your ministry. May God continue to bless all the children and
    their families. Happy Valentines Day to all.

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    Olga February 23, 2018

    We are honored to be a part of this community of caring people who want to share the Love of Christ! and change lives. Look forward to getting to know Evelyn.

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    Sheron gilmore February 22, 2018

    Happy Valentines Day Daira Nicol. My prayers are God loves you and he’s keeping watch over you. The video was awesome. You have a beautiful smile. Lora and I can’t wait to see you. You are truly a blessing and we’re sending you love and prayers. Sheron Gilmore & Lora Monroe

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    Deborah Matejcek February 18, 2018

    Thank you so much for such a beautiful Valentine video! It truly touched my heart and makes me feel so proud to be a part of such a wonderful organization giving hope to children and their families less fortunate. I look forward to every letter that I receive from my sponsored child Mukabugingo Lenatha, Rwanda. I see such hope in her words for her future and her love in Christ.

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    Asha Mathew February 18, 2018

    It was a fantastic video for the sponsors. Made me smile and cry at the same time. Happy to sponsor Collins. God bless you all!
    “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.” ~ Romans 13:8

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    Carol Roberts February 16, 2018

    Carene W., Happy Valentine’s to you too! We love all you kids,and pray for you all and your families!
    Hoping this finds you well,you are a very beautiful girl. We love Jesus! We love animals,hiking,swimming,gardening,and traveling,we love watching this video and thank you for sharing it with us.May Jesus bless you and your families! Carol & Joe Roberts 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

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    Leila Goodrich February 15, 2018

    Thank you for sharing that beautiful video. I feel I am blessed to have cephas from Kenya. Watch him grow up and I’m so glad that he knows the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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    Jared and Lily February 15, 2018

    Great video! My daughter and I are very excited to build a relationship with Warit and Thipmanee. God bless and thanks for all you do.

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    Lorrie Weaver February 15, 2018

    Thank you for the beautiful video!
    I’ve just begun my sponsorship and am so excited!
    It’s amazing how much I love the little guy and we’ve just begun😊❤️

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    Micky Bonds February 14, 2018

    I am so amazed at the miracles God is always working across the whole world in the lives off children. Thank you all so much !!!

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    Bonnie Barr February 14, 2018

    Thank you ever so much for the Valentine video. Seeing happy children brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for working hard to bring children and families to our attention so we can help in some small way.

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    Tricia Howard February 14, 2018

    What a wonderful video and token of love back to sponsors! And a sweet reminder of the many types of love and relationships we can celebrate on Valentine’s Day. Thinking of you Poline, in Kenya!

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    Jenn Kerbs February 14, 2018

    Happy Valentines Day!!! Thank you for the Valentines Video!!
    ~Jenn

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    JoAnn T. Meuse February 14, 2018

    I love the video.It’s so nice to see happy, hopeful and inspired children! May God bless and prosper them.

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    Cathy February 14, 2018

    I am so proud to be a part of Luis Porras and Jhasmin Condori’s lives. My family and I have grown to love them so very much. The Valentine Day Video is wonderful and keeps me connected. Thank you so much.

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    Carolyn Gardenhire February 14, 2018

    Carolyn Gardenhire February 14, 2018

    I am grateful for the opportunity to witness such an awesome Valentine video. It was inspiring as well as encouraging. My prayers and blessings go out to all the families around the world as well as our own sponsor child Ruth Mwende.

    P.S. MY THE NAME OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST CONTINUE TO BE LIFTED UP!

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    DEBRA AND PETE RIEHM February 14, 2018

    What a wonderful blessing this video is for us sponsors.
    Made our hearts smile.
    To God be the Glory!

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    Donna Detwiler February 14, 2018

    What a beautiful Valentine video! I am blessed by God to be able to sponsor my child Elias. I pray each of these children feel the love of God through Compassion. Their smiling faces are evidence of that.

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    Beth Houser February 14, 2018

    How blessed I am to receive such a special Valentine from some very special children…big and little. We are sending prayers and love.

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    Jen Tabe February 14, 2018

    This video is the best Valentines Day gift ever! Thank you <3

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    Linda Martin Stone February 14, 2018

    What a Great Valentines to wake up to on this Valentine’s Day It is inspiring to see everyone so HAPPY to learn about GOD and the same GOD we ALL LOVE. Wish all the children HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY I’m glad I’m able to help one child (wish I could do more) and her family see some light at the end of the rainbow

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    Kathy Hoefler February 14, 2018

    Love the video …thank you for sharing…Love to Jackline in Uganda!!!

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    Nancy Sherwood February 14, 2018

    Thank you for the video. Such beautiful smiles on all the children. Hope to see Glend Pesic some some time. GOD BLESS THEM ALL and all the volenteers.

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    Kay Knighten February 14, 2018

    I love this, thank you for showing me how I am helping. I will continue to watch more of these. What a blessing for me today. God Bless you all!

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    Madri Blom February 14, 2018

    Thank you very much for this special video! Makes me so happy to be part of Johan’s life and to help him and give him hope. Knowing that God loves him and has a plan for him and so many other wonderful kids. Be safe and love you.

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    MARY GARCIA February 13, 2018

    WOW THIS SHOWS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE A VOLUNTEER, EVEN IF ITS MONITARY, I DIDNT SEE MY SPONSERED CHILD BUT PLEASE WISH ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN A HAPPY HAPPY VALENTINES DAY AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THEM IN SO MANY WAYS !!!!

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    Jr preciado February 13, 2018

    God bless the children the video touched my heart reminds me of when God sent his only son to share his love for us on the cross and by example we share our love with the little children

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    Janeen Braun February 13, 2018

    Thank You!! It made my day end even better!! By me helping you, you are helping me to be a better person in Christ!!

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    Jr preciado February 13, 2018

    Thank God for all these little children God gave us the free gift of his only son on the cross so by sharing his love with the little children to be blessed by his presence loved the video touched my heart

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    Barbara A. Smith February 13, 2018

    Thank you for the video. It makes me so grateful that I am sponsoring Topista and makes me want to communicate more with her.

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    Margo Papi February 13, 2018

    Thank you! God Bless you all!!!!

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    Patricia Boros February 13, 2018

    I am so thankful for this video…it is absolutely beautiful!! I love every one of you!!

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    M. Jean Meyer February 13, 2018

    What a joy to see the video and hear the children. My Mayly is 18 years old now, a beautiful young lady with great ambitions that I am sure she will accomplish,because she has Jesus as her helper.

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    Gladys February 13, 2018

    Beautiful video. Thank you so much. My eyes teared. So happy to be able to sponsor Yasmin in BO.
    She’s beautiful. Your works are a blessing and may all be blessed.
    Amen. In Jesus name.

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    Shirley February 13, 2018

    Thank you for creating this video featuring so many beautiful children. May God continue to bless each of you, the children, and your ministry.

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    Mike Gregory February 13, 2018

    I sometimes wonder how God would use me to impact someone’s life. I am honestly speechless…

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    Mardi Adkins February 13, 2018

    It makes me feel better that I can sponsor the kid’s and hopefully give them a better life. Blessings all around. Mardi Adkins and John Garcia. Thanks for this opportunity.

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    Mardi Adkins February 13, 2018

    Thank you for the message. It makes me feel better that I can help someone have a better life by sponsoring them. Blessings all around. Mardi Adkins

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    Paulette Ballantine February 13, 2018

    This video reminds me that I need to communicate more with Sharon marion my sponsored child. Thank you God for providing me with the ability to minister and sponsor this sweet little girl.

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    Saadia Roman February 13, 2018

    It is so comforting to know that my sponsorship is blessing my little Marvins. I pray that through these messages we can get more people to become sponsors. It is so rewarding for me. I will continue to pray for this foundation and it’s purpose. May Gob bless each and everyone of you!!

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    Mary Cowdrey February 13, 2018

    I watched the video two times. I’m thankful that I can see how blessed, that not only I am, but that the many children are. I love to hear their comments and hear how God is changing their lives!

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    Barbara Sypen February 13, 2018

    How wonderful and encouraging to see the fruit of our donations and all those smiles! Thank you.

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    Nathan Eaves February 13, 2018

    Thank you for the video.I was hoping to see Marlein in the video. But she is my heart. I love her and tell her she is a special girl. I just got her letter so she will be hearing from me soon. Nathan Eaves

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    Michael Egharevba. February 13, 2018

    Simply Awesome. Thanks for sharing

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    Cheryl February 13, 2018

    Thank you for the video! It meant a lot to me and I’m still praying for my sponsored child and hoping one day to hear from her.

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    Darlene Gill February 13, 2018

    Beautiful video. I am so blessed that I am Juliana sponsor. I pray her life is better and she grows to become a leader in her community. God loves you and so do I.

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    Bertha crear February 13, 2018

    Thank you for that sweet message from the kids such joy on their faces I didn’t see my sweet Esther I love her so much.

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    Beth Barten February 13, 2018

    Thank you for sending us sponsors reasons why we love our children and how they are thriving. We continuously pray for Imani for his health, happiness and faith! Loved the video!!

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    Tim Jensen February 13, 2018

    May God continue to bless all the children and continue to bless the sponsors as well. Thank you very much.

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    Gene & Barbara Prior February 13, 2018

    Thank you for the video. It means so much to see them in their situation. We are happy to sponsor Christian Jhoney Trust he receives our birthday gift in time. Happy Valentines Day.

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    Cynthia February 13, 2018

    I am so happy to be Herlin Diana Parera’s sponsor. I love her very much. I wish she could be in one of the videos. I would like to see her in her environment, school, church, etc. May God bless Herlin and her family. She is a blessing to me.

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    Frederick J. Beyne February 13, 2018

    My wife Mary and I thank God for you intervening and trying to make a better world.

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    Sherry Hatfield February 13, 2018

    Thank you so much for the video. It truly touched my heart
    It makes me realize how important it is to be a sponcer. I will keep Liya Berhanu in my thoughts and prayers.
    I hope she is doing well. Happy Valentines Day Liya! Love in Christ Sherry

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    Kathleen Stewart February 13, 2018

    Thank You for this message. I am so happy to sponsor my little Diane. The video is wonderful, I Love seeing hoe God is working in the lives of others.

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    Elaine Kirkland February 13, 2018

    I really enjoyed the video,I thought it would be of her, but I didn’t see Surisa,I pray she is healthy,well and full of life and joy.

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    Mary Roten February 13, 2018

    Thanks so much for this sweet video. These are such sweet children. I must go reply to Desty’s last letter right now.
    Happy Valentines’ Day.
    Grandma Mary

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    Sandy Nicols February 13, 2018

    Thanks for sharing the video with us. It helps remind me why Sponsoring is so important! I love Gabriel and hope he thrives in his community and will one day be a Godly example to others.

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    Jonathan Mustian February 13, 2018

    We did not see or hear a comment from our dear child, Carla, but we hope she is well and we send our love on Valentine’s Day as well as our blessings on her and her family.

    Jonathan and Janet

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    Amy February 13, 2018

    Beautiful and moving. Brought me to tears!

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    Greg Marshall February 13, 2018

    The video was very very heart warming to me. THAN YOU !! so much for doing the video.

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    Arleen Herrera February 13, 2018

    Thank you for sharing the video. I’m Happy to be able to sponsor Micaela Joseylin I received her Picture She is so beautiful Glad we can make a difference in her life. Also thank you for the bookmarks with her picture, I read a lot so I will constantly be reminded to pray for her and her family. Give her a hug for us and tell her we are glad she came into our lives.

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    Jody February 12, 2018

    I John 4:16 “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us(that’s you and me). God is love.”
    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    With love & prayers for you and your family.

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    Suzanne F Jones February 12, 2018

    Thank you for communicating with this sweet video.

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    Bev Raudy February 12, 2018

    I liked the valentines video.

    Thank You very much!

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    Don February 12, 2018

    Great video!
    Thanks to all who participated and helped to bring a message to us sponsors.
    Don Ashby

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    Norma Mendes February 12, 2018

    I love Jackline, just by looking at her picture, and am so excited to establish our relationship.

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    Allen & Karen Goodman February 12, 2018

    The video was wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us. We have been enjoyed our time we have had to share our love with Rachel. It has been such a blessing for us. She is a delightful child and we love the letters we get from her. We would love to meet her someday. I don’t know if that will ever happen, but we will continue to enjoy our visits with her by mail.

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    Richard Campton (sunny0 February 12, 2018

    We Pray for you all daily. Want the very best for all of you. All of your good work will bring GODS blessing on all involved. We are proud to sponsor are Raul Alejandro Duarte Rojas!! WE pray that everyone would be as blessed as we are. GOD BE WITH YOU.

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    June February 12, 2018

    Thank you for this beautiful video

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    Jodi February 12, 2018

    Wonderful video. Thanks for keeping in touch as I can see lives changing right before my eyes!

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    Tina Simonsen February 12, 2018

    I see God working in the churches and the people who open their homes to refugees here in Denmark. I feel God working while we sing gospel songs in the choir I direct. When both the singers and audience or congregation cry, I know God’s Spirit is moving and someone’s heart is opening and healing. Whether people know it or not, I see God guiding them to protect the weak and the homeless on the street, feeding those who need. I love being a part of it.

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    Kimberly bryant February 12, 2018

    I am so happy to know that i can sponser my Angeli want him to know the love of our Lord jesus Christ i have two children 30 and 17 Tyer and miken miken has Autism Im so glad to get to know Angel more

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