20 Photos That Capture How Awesome Children Are

The world feels a little wild at the moment, the future unknown. Yet every day I see stories about society’s smallest and most vulnerable members — children — who are facing extreme challenges with their heads up and their shoulders back.

Children — those funny, remarkable, resilient and surprising people — are one-third of our population and all of our future. If you need some hope today, here are 20 reminders that children are precious, and the future is in good hands.

Continue Reading ›

Facts About the Philippines: Pearl of the Orient Seas

Group of children, posing for a photo. There are buildings and more people along a tall wall, fence in the background.

The Philippines is a beautiful country found on an archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean off the coast of Vietnam. Consisting of over 7,000 islands and islets, the Philippines boasts cultural and biological diversity. There is great need in the Philippines, but there are also amazing cultures and traditions to learn about. Today, we’d love to share some fun facts with you about the Philippines — the home of over 94,000 Compassion-assisted children.

Continue Reading ›
Happy, smiling, laughing children, boys and girls, males, females run outside in the grass surrounded by tropical, palm trees wearing blue, yellow shirts, white shorts, blue and white dress.

Facts About Indonesia: Unity in Diversity

Indonesia is a stunning country found on the archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Made of about 17,500 islands, Indonesia has unique geography. These fun facts about Indonesia will give you a deeper insight into the culture and traditions of this country where over 150,000 Compassion-assisted children live!

Continue Reading ›
A young girl wearing a pink shirt holds a dish and looks at the camera. She is in her family's kitchen, which has bamboo walls and a shelf of organized dishes.

Kitchens Around the World: 10 Fascinating Photos

These photos of kitchens around the world say more than words ever could.

Every kitchen tells a story. From Latin America to Asia and Africa, these intimate images captured by Compassion’s photojournalists show the remarkable ways that families —usually women and children — cook their food, gather with loved ones to eat it, and keep their kitchens organized.

Continue Reading ›
Two women standing in front of a small river and are dressed in colorful traditional clotihgin

Facts About Bangladesh: A Country Rich in Folklore and Culture

Bangladesh is a country full of green hills, coursing rivers, delicious food and vibrant storytelling. Keep reading for more fun facts about the country and people of Bangladesh. You will learn some fun trivia and gain a deeper understanding of the amazing culture where over 37,000 Compassion-assisted children live.

Continue Reading ›
smiling woman

Compassion Alumni on the Impact of Sponsorship

There are a lot of opinions about sponsorship — from your pastor encouraging you to sponsor a child, to your co-worker who thinks it’s a scam, to our invitations to sponsor, and everything in between!

But what do those who were sponsored as children think of child sponsorship? We caught up with five alumni of Compassion’s program to get their reflections on the impact of sponsorship.

Continue Reading ›
Julius is wearing a black shirt and a navy hat. He is holding two fish. In front of him are fish on a bucket that he will sell in his neighborhood. Behind him are trees.

Give a Man a Fish Cooler …

Father of three, Julius, lost his job as a minibus driver due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. He began buying and selling freshly caught fish instead. But without a freezer, he could only purchase a small amount of fish or risk them spoiling. A financial gift from Compassion’s church partner provided him with a cooler, boosting his business and income.

Continue Reading ›
A young man sits at a table covered in tools

The Bangladeshi MacGyver Turning Trash Into Robots

Ever since he was 6 years old, Sanjoy has wandered junkyards in open-mouthed wonder. Eyes narrowed in concentration, he expertly sifts through the trash, seeking out discarded metal and spare parts to use for his inventions. Today, his friends think of him as Bangladesh’s version of TV action hero MacGyver, always ready with a creative solution to a problem using the tools at hand.

Continue Reading ›
A girl holds a mask in front of her face.

A COVID-19 Update From Compassion’s Three Regions

While cases of COVID-19 are slowing down in some countries, they are ramping up in others and deeply impacting the communities where Compassion works. Today, we’re going to hear directly from each of Compassion’s three regional vice presidents, to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Compassion’s ministry around the world. You won’t want to miss hearing directly from these leaders, serving on the front lines.

Continue Reading ›
Rich Martinson holding is daughter

What to Do When You Realize Dad Can’t Fix Everything

When I became a dad, I had this urge to fix things before they even needed fixing, and many of the thoughts that crossed my mind were far beyond the scope of my control. It began to dawn on me that this line of thinking was not sustainable.

Continue Reading ›
A man wearing a bottle for a face mask hands out food.

Pastor Makes His Own Mask and Gives Away His Own Food to the Poor in His Community

Meet a superhero: Pastor Ganiban! He’s using whatever he can so he can give whatever he has to those struggling. This man is just so incredible, using faith to fight fear during this global pandemic.

Continue Reading ›
A girl and woman stand in front of a damaged home.

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.

Continue Reading ›