Here are three reasons people give to charity that may be prompted by something other than love — and why it matters.Continue Reading ›
Every month, Jenith sits down to write letters to 52 children. It’s not because she has a lot of free time on her hands — she’s a single mother with a full-time job. She does it because she knows her words can give hope to children living in seemingly hopeless circumstances. Here are her secrets to writing better letters, becoming a correspondent, or getting a correspondent if you need one.Continue Reading ›
We serve a God who cares deeply for the marginalized in society. The Bible is filled with holy calls for justice and compassion. But sometimes this call seems so colossal, we don’t know where to begin. But when we understand how we’re wired, our journey in helping those around us can become much more robust and tangible.
We’re all specially gifted to serve others in our own creative ways. This quiz will reveal how you’re uniquely wired to help people in poverty!
At Compassion, we see some exceptional examples of love that inspire us and make smiling simply irresistible. This Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some of our favorites with you. We see love in…
As a parent and youth leader, I love when young people think beyond themselves and serve their neighbors. This groundbreaking new study and immersive experience will help them even more to empathize, love and serve others.
I think of a preacher from Chicago in the 1950s who saw the ravages of the Korean war. In the war-torn alleys of Seoul, he saw orphans huddled in rags trying to keep warm in the bitter cold through the night. In the morning, soldiers would come, shaking the piles of rags looking to see who did or did not make it through the night. As this man sat on the plane home to Chicago reflecting on the tragedies he’d witnessed, God moved his broken heart with compassion.
Showing up is hard. Sometimes it’s hard to believe our single act of showing up will make a difference at all. But when we’re able to see the big picture, we find that it is vital. When you show up, it matters … and not just to the people you’re helping. Let’s look at some reasons why.
You just joined the Compassion family by investing in the future of a child in poverty through sponsorship. Now what? Check out these must-see resources to begin your new sponsor journey!
If you’re a family who confronts boredom with either planning or panic, look no further. Here are a few family activities to crush boredom together.
Every volunteer has a story. A story behind the moment God placed the desire in his or her heart to move from spectator to participant. Having attended Compassion-partnered events as both a volunteer and a staff member, I’ve had the opportunity to hear our volunteers’ stories and witness the personal impact they have.