How Becoming a Sponsor Gave Me a Heart for Children

Katie writes to her sponsored child while sitting on her couch.

When I felt the Holy Spirit’s promptings to sponsor a child through Compassion almost two years ago, something held me back. It wasn’t timing, finances or a need to do more research. It was a fear that I wouldn’t know how to interact well with a child, let alone a child halfway across the world. Although I was eager to exchange words of love and encouragement with someone living in poverty, I’d never closely related with children before.

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Around the World With a 4-Course Meal

three girls baking

No matter where you are in the world, a love for food is one shared trait that unites us all. Yet each culture has its own unique way of preparing, spicing and serving its traditional dishes.

To give your family a taste of what kids around the world eat, we came up with a fun dinner idea featuring recipes from the regions where Compassion works. We call this version of a progressive dinner Taste of Compassion, and we hope it helps your family connect more to the diverse cultures of kids in Compassion’s program. It’s also a great chance to pray about child hunger and poverty around the world while thanking God for his provision. Let’s get started!

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Boy sitting on an outcropping of rocks looking into the distance

If You’re Feeling Alone in a World You Don’t Recognize

If you’re feeling alone right now, I want you to know that you aren’t. There is hope on the other side of the struggle and the pain. And I’d like to give you a few ways you can take hold of that hope, even in the midst of the fears and uncertainty.

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A girl in a green shirt prays, with her hands to her face.

8 Verses to Pray Over the Child You Sponsor

These are uncertain times. Here are eight scriptures to guide you as you pray for the faith, safety and strength of the child you sponsor.

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A girl wears a face mask, standing in front of a table with soap.

How Is Compassion Responding to the New Coronavirus Outbreak?

Reports about the potentially fatal coronavirus have us all concerned. Find out how children and their families are impacted and how Compassion is responding.

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If I Give All I Have to the Poor, But Have Not Love… Love in the Bible

3 Bad Reasons to Give to Charity

Here are three reasons people give to charity that may be prompted by something other than love — and why it matters.

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Two young girls sit inside on a step in front of a red wall, smiling.

How Can Good Friends Help Break the Cycle of Poverty?

This International Day of Friendship, join us in celebrating friendship by learning how important friendship is to children living in poverty — and praying for those special friendships.

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Brokenness Before God: A teenage girl sits, with a solemn look on her face, wearing a white and black striped shirt

Brokenness Before God

The word “brokenness” refers to the state of surrender and defeat we experience when hardship comes into our usually steady and painless life. No one enjoys the feeling of brokenness, but the powerful benefits it brings to our spiritual growth are immense.

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A boy in Burkina Faso wearing a green and blue checked shirt holds his hands together in praying while smiling at the camera. He is in a classroom surrounded by other children praying.

How to Pray with Compassion on This National Day of Prayer

This Thursday, May 2, is the National Day of Prayer. Prayer is a critical part of Compassion’s ministry. We believe it is key in releasing children from poverty! As the National Day of Prayer approaches, we want to not only pray for our country, but for the countries around the world where Compassion works. Will you join us in this effort?

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10 Prayers of Children That Will Melt Your Heart

10 Prayers of Children That Will Melt Your Heart

The prayers of children are ever so simple yet ever so profound.

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4 NEW Ways to Pray for the Child You Sponsor in 2019!

4 NEW Ways to Pray for the Child You Sponsor

If your prayers are starting to lose weight and emotion, these NEW ideas on how to pray for the child you sponsor will help you deepen your talks with God.

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De-Childproofing Checklist: How to Welcome Children in Your Life

De-Childproofing Checklist: How to Welcome Children in Your Life

When you welcome a child into your life, you can forever change theirs. But where should you start? Here are some simple “de-childproofing” tips to help!

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