How a Simple Fish Cooler Improved a Family’s Life

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.

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.

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A Heartfelt Thank-You Letter From a Mom

A letter written in Thai surrounded by flowers.

Mother of three, Mimi, shares the heartfelt thank-you note she wrote to staff at her daughter’s child development center. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, her husband has been in a leprosy colony and the migrant mother has struggled to provide for her family. Read her letter and be inspired by the impact you are having on families like hers!

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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.

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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.

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5 Adorable Babies Born in Quarantine

During this global pandemic, there are still stories of new life and hope. Meet 5 adorable babies who were born during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy their sweet photos and read their amazing birth stories! 💕

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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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I Will Never See My Children Starve Again

When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened Mary’s family with starvation yet again, the church stepped in with a long-term solution to feed her family.

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How Your Sponsorship Is Key During a Health Crisis

Here are three ways child sponsorship becomes more important than ever during a health crisis such as COVID-19.

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How the Church (and YOU) Saved Sofia From Homelessness

When COVID-19 hit, single mother Sofia lost her ability to work and was facing homelessness with her three children. A local church was able to give her rent assistance, from generous donors like you. Now her family is housed, safe and together.

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How You Can Help Respond to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has only deepened the needs around the world that our church partners see every day. Here is how you can come alongside churches to help the children most in need.

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How Will COVID-19 Impact Children in Poverty?

We’re all feeling the weight of COVID-19. But in the communities where Compassion works, things are becoming desperate. Although children seem to have less severe symptoms from COVID-19, the long-term ripple effects of the pandemic could be devastating for the world’s children.

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An Open Letter to COVID-19

Dear COVID-19: You have shaken us and you have exhausted us. But know this: what God can do through his Church is more powerful than anything.

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