25 Reasons to Praise God This Christmas

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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.

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Ending the Terror of Bride Kidnapping

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In the bride kidnapping tradition of the Hmong people, girls can be forcibly married to their abductors. But churches in Thailand have been fighting for change.

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The Churches Standing Up to Child Sexual Abuse

When Compassion asked our 25 national offices which one issue they believe is most negatively impacting the children they serve, five said sexual abuse. The stories are heart-wrenching. But there are also people willing to stand up and fight for the rights of children. It takes bravery, and it often costs them. That’s why we want to highlight churches around the world who are standing up to violence against children.

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How This Amazing Girl Is Fighting Bullying and Changing Attitudes

When we first shared the story of Karunia, a young girl with Apert syndrome, she blessed so many of us. Recently, Compassion Australia caught up with Karunia and her family to learn how she is doing. Be inspired by these beautiful photos and this family’s love and bravery!

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3 Children Share Their Top Letter-Writing Tips

We know letter writing can be a challenge for all of us. So we went right to the source and asked children what letter-writing tips they would give their sponsors!

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9 Photos That Show What It’s Like to Be Poor in Asia

Have you ever wondered what daily life is like for a child who lives in extreme poverty? Although the countries where Compassion ministers around the world are wildly diverse, there are a few commonalities, based on the economic status of the families we serve. Day-to-day routines in these communities can be vastly different from what we experience. Here are nine photos that will give you a peek into what many people experience each day in the communities where Compassion works in Asia.

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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!

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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.

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The Extreme Jobs of People in Poverty

People living under the international poverty line go to extreme measures to earn a living. Often they have few to no safety nets — figuratively or literally. Meet four people in Asia who do extreme jobs to feed their families. Though their occupations are harsh, they can teach us the dignity of work and the beauty of sacrificing to care for your loved ones.

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Thai Cave Rescue: Life Is Bright One Year Later

One year ago, the world was riveted by the rescue story of the Wild Boars soccer team which was trapped in Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Twelve months later, Compassion-sponsored teen Adun, who played a role in the rescue, shares how life has changed for him.

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3 Surprising Ways Sponsorship Is Good for the Environment!

You probably know that sponsoring helps children in poverty receive the care they need to survive and thrive. But what you might not realize is that by sponsoring a child, you might just be helping the environment too! The people most affected by the environment are those living in poverty. That’s why in many centers, children and youths are learning the importance of stewarding God’s Creation. Here is a glimpse into three Compassion centers helping children become advocates for one of their most valuable resources: the environment.

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Why I Sponsor As a Person of Color

For each one of us, sponsoring means something a little bit different and affects our lives in varying ways. For Alyssa Esparaz, sponsoring a child has been a journey of coming home. A journey of learning to love her heritage and understanding her identity as Asian-Canadian. Find out why sponsoring children from the Philippines and Thailand has been so meaningful — both to her and to the children she sponsors.

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