Musician Mike Donehey Shares Why (and How) He Writes to the Kids He Sponsors
Most people know Mike Donehey for his singing and songwriting. But the children Mike sponsors know him for another reason: his letters of encouragement.
Mike has been sponsoring children through Compassion since 2000, when he chose his first child at a music festival.Continue Reading ›
Watch: A Compassion Storyteller’s 4 Favorite Videos
Ryan Johnson, Creative Manager for Global Marketing at Compassion, is an award-winning documentary director and humanitarian photographer who has worked in six continents and 40-plus countries, telling stories in some of the most remote and challenging environments on Earth.
Recently, we asked Ryan to choose a few favorites from films he’s worked on since joining Compassion in 2012. Watch his top picks and read why he chose each.Continue Reading ›
Facts About the Dominican Republic: A Lively Island Nation
The Dominican Republic – located on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola – is a country with a bright and lively culture. We’d love to share some interesting facts with you about the Dominican Republic to give you a deeper look into the culture and life of this island country where over 67,000 Compassion-assisted children live.
Compassion Graduate: From Shoeshiner to National Director
Need a hopeful story today? Meet Tony Beltran. He started work shining shoes at age 7, but now he is national director of Compassion Dominican Republic.
Interrupting Your Feed With Some GOOD NEWS
In the midst of all the news about COVID-19, we need stories of hope. Here are some of the most joy-sparking stories we’ve heard in the last two weeks!
3 Ways the World Has Changed for Children in 30 Years
This year, Compassion joins other humanitarian and child-focused organizations around the world to celebrate a landmark: the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A convention might sound a little boring, but this historic meeting laid out the human rights that apply to all children. We have a lot to celebrate about the progress children’s rights have made in the last 30 years. We’d like to highlight three ways things have changed in the past 30 years for children.
Doctor Piña: Released From Poverty to Heal Others
Jose Frank grew up in poverty, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a doctor who is now helping heal his community — physically and spiritually.
Youths Share Why Letters Are So Meaningful
As sponsors, we don’t always know what impact our letters have on the children we sponsor. So we asked photojournalists to interview young people about how their sponsors’ letters have been meaningful in their lives. Here is what they had to say. Be inspired by the opportunity you have to lift up, love and motivate children and youths in extreme poverty!
This Is Where I Live: 7 Children Share Their Homes
Have you wondered what the homes of children living in extreme poverty might be like? Children from each of the seven countries where we work in Central America and the Caribbean took us on a tour of their homes! We hope having a glimpse into the homes of typical sponsored children in this region will help you know how you can pray for them — and how very much your support means!
Can I Try On Your Shoes?
How much is enough? What happens when our thirst for more gathers momentum and seems never to find its end? Do we replace our understanding of what we need with the things we want—-and lose touch with gratitude and contentment in our search for more?
Why Your Sponsored Child is a Hero
The child you sponsor is a remarkable hero with a story changed by hope.
Compassion Internship: A Summer Well Spent
Five summer interns share the highlights of their experience at Compassion and the impact of working to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.