Scrappers: 15 Photos of Life on a Landfill

Many Compassion-assisted families make their living on the garbage dumps. They don’t have much, but they do have determination, grit and enormous courage to do anything in order to provide for their families.

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Shooting for the Moon: 6 Kids in Poverty Share Their Dreams

We asked sponsored children in South America what they want to be when they grow up. We love their adorable photos and quotes — showing just how much hope these kids have!

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7 People Who Defeated Poverty With Their Sponsors

Read the stories of just a few people whose lives have been transformed, thanks to the support of their sponsors. Be inspired and encouraged that you are coming alongside young people just like these as they work to craft a future of purpose.

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UPDATE: 11-Year-Old Steven Needs Your Help After a Violent Attack

While playing outside his home in Ecuador, Steven was violently attacked by neighborhood teens. Now in critical condition and holding on for life, he needs your help and prayers.

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For the Love of Her Daughter With Down Syndrome

Even though she’s a single mom who lives in an impoverished community in Ecuador, Blanca is determined to see her daughter Naomi who has Down syndrome succeed.

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Ecuador Earthquake Relief Efforts: Churches United

Compassion Ecuador staff and church partners are still working tirelessly to assess the full extent of the situation and damage of the April 16 earthquake. The immediate and long term needs are still great.

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Ecuador Earthquake: What You Can Do

Over 13,000 Compassion-assisted Children live within a 30-mile radius of the epicenter of the devastating earthquake that struck Ecuador on Saturday night. The Compassion Ecuador staff and the staff of our local church partners are mobilizing to assess the needs of the children, families and communities we serve.

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Do My Letters Make a Difference?

These few pictures from our moments with these children and their families in Ecuador don’t do it justice. Their emotions were raw and filled with such optimism and hope. A hope given to each of them in the words and truth found in your written words.

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The Power of Touch

The power of touch is not lost in Jesus’ ministry. While I believe Jesus could have healed people without touching them, I think those who were healed connected with Jesus and his body in a way they wouldn’t have had he not extended his hand.

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The Definitive Guide to Compassion Blogger Trips

Take a dive into the who, what, where, when, how, why of Compassion Bloggers Trips. And learn how to follow us on our trip to Ecuador this weekend with a reveal our our newest social media channel!

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A Pilgrimage to Ecuador

We’re committed to taking this pilgrimage to show you the beauty and poverty of Ecuador. We go to see, to know, to touch, to understand – with an openness of heart and mind – the shared journey we all have as children of God.

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The Beauty of Pouring Out

When you face Jesus, in the longing eyes of the poor and powerless, it begins a hunger deep inside. A hunger to be filled up by the pouring out of yourself.

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