Photos That Humanize a Humanitarian Crisis

A close-up of a young boy smiling at the camera in front of a black background.

When reading the news — especially news about large, complex issues — it is easy to begin viewing them as abstract. The human element blurs. We pray God will use these pictures of children, moms and dads, who live in some of the most dangerous places on earth, to awaken prayer and compassion in us for our global brothers and sisters facing crisis in Central America.

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Youths Share Why Letters Are So Meaningful

A teenage boy wearing a grey sweater stands with his arms crossed, smiling, in front of a green field.

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!

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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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A woman wearing a black bowler hat, colorful shawl and traditional Bolivian clothes stands in a wide field, carrying a baby on her back.

8 Breathtaking Photos of Hardworking Moms Around the World

Being a mom is a big job. From making sure a feisty toddler doesn’t eat rocks to sitting in solace with a hurting teenager, motherhood is intense. Here are eight beautiful photos of hardworking women around the world who exemplify a mother’s love. They face vast challenges yet persevere in working toward, praying for and believing in the best for their children.

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A group of 12 children sit on the ground in a line, smiling. They sit on concrete ground, in front of a corrugated metal sheet and wood wall.

How Does Compassion Prevent Child Departures?

When a sponsored child has to depart our program early, It can be heartbreaking for the Compassion center staff and sponsors who have invested so much love into their lives. Read how our church partners across Honduras are responding to the unique struggles the families they serve face in order to keep children in the program.

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How Often Should You Write the Child You Sponsor?

How Often Should You Write to the Child You Sponsor?

You just wrote your first letter to the child your sponsor. Now what? When can you send your next letter and how often should you write to him or her?

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Who Helps the Children Write Letters to Compassion Sponsors?

Who Helps the Children Write Letters to You?

On today’s Compassion Letter Club blog, meet the dedicated tutors at Pentecostal Child Development Center in Honduras. They’ll encourage you in your letter journey with a behind-the-scenes look at letter-writing day and how they help the students connect with their sponsors!

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Sponsored Children Cheer on Their Favorite Teams in the World Cup

Soccer has the power to change lives. That’s one of the many reasons why the children you sponsor are all getting so excited for the World Cup!

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The Poverty Game Changer

New poverty-alleviation technologies, strategies and tools pale in comparison to the impact of this one simple yet powerful concept that is a poverty game changer.

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How to Beat Food Insecurity With Chickens, Gardens and Moms

How to Beat Food Insecurity with Chickens, Gardens and Moms

Since many of our centers in Central America are no strangers to extreme drought, our field office staff in each country works with the churches to develop sustainable solutions tailored for their own communities. In times of emergencies or in cases of extreme malnutrition, our student centers distribute meals, food packages and nutritional supplements. But training and education also offers unique opportunities to promote long-lasting change and a decreased reliance on food aid.

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How to Dream Like a Champion

Poverty robs children of hope. Hope for a future and that tomorrow can be different than today. That’s why we’re in the dream-making business. As a product of hope, dreams are a catalyst for achieving a future filled with opportunity. The following athletes in our Child Sponsorship Program had the best dream-makers on their side!

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I Want To Be A Firefighter

I Want to Be a Firefighter!

“My passion is to rescue and save other people’s lives,” said 19-year-old Jonathan. Jonathan is an alumnus of the Amor Viviente Child Sponsorship Program in Honduras, and has been able to achieve his dream as a result of a strategic partnership with the local fire department.

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