Displaced Haitians Grateful for the Gift of Life

Two girls sit on concrete stairs near rubble of a home that is partially collapsed. They are preparing a fish to eat.

Since much of their home collapsed in the Aug. 14 earthquake, Sony and his family have been spending nights in the courtyard of a Compassion partner church. The church has provided tents and sleeping mats for displaced families like Sony’s.

“It’s unsafe to stay inside the house now as we are getting aftershocks on a regular basis,” says Sony, whose daughters Sandra and Samantha are in Compassion’s program at the church where they are now camping.

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Haiti Earthquake: To Weep and To Hope

A Haitian boy wearing a red shirt and green shorts has a somber expression. He is sitting in front of a building damaged in a 2018 earthquake in Haiti.

How do we weep WITH our Haitian neighbors and show them true compassion?

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10 of the Most Unique Christmas Traditions Around the World

Christmas traditions vary from family to family as well as culture to culture. Travel the world with us as we explore unique, quirky and wonderful Christmas traditions across the globe!

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Facts About Haiti: Land of High Mountains

Haiti is found on the western third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. With miles of beautiful beaches, striking mountains, impressive architecture and resilient people, this country has much beauty to share. Here are some interesting facts about Haiti – home to over 120,000 Compassion-assisted children.

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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.

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A collage of photos including a girl and mom standing in a doorway of a wood home, two girls hugging in front of a green wood wall and three children sitting on a bridge together.

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!

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One Year After the Devastating Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

One Year After the Devastating Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

After Hurricane Matthew struck, supporters around the world responded, giving more than $2 million to help those whose homes and livelihoods were smashed. Here’s the amazing work that was done and families’ lives that were changed with those funds.

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Totally Worth It: Reflecting on What's Good

Totally Worth It: Reflecting on What’s Good

This month for our Totally Worth It series, we’re asking you to reflect. It’s easy to concentrate on what’s been hard in your life — to focus on everything that’s bad. Our hope is that this month’s news and stories will reflect God’s goodness and truth. And we hope you’ll be inspired to reflect on what’s good in your life, too … because you are totally worth it.

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Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: We Are Here. We Survive.

Haiti, which has had its fair share of destruction from natural disasters, has been ravaged by Hurricane Matthew. Hear amazing stories of survival, learn about the ongoing recovery efforts, and learn how you can help bring restoration to the resilient survivors of Hurricane Matthew.

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Totally Worth It: Some Peace for Our World

Totally Worth It: Some Peace for Our World

As your friend, we want to help ignite your compassion for kids, God’s church and those struggling under the weight of poverty around the world. So here in our second, monthly installment of Totally Worth It, we’ve got the happenings with Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and other noteworthy things that we hope will inspire you and fill your head and heart. We’re taking our cue from Nobel Peace Prize announcement today. With all the weight of the world’s hurt pushing down on us, we think we could all use more peace to lift us up.

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When Clean Water Is Life

Why Clean Water Is Life

Clean water is as central as the sun and the moon. No matter where you live, its absence and degradation is equally as devastating.

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The Making of an Entrepreneur

When a teenage entrepreneur is given the right opportunities to develop, his microenterprise changes the futures of both his family and his community.

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