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What does your sponsored child receive for Christmas?

In each project, local staff assess what will bless the children the most and buy the presents for each child. In Ghana last year, girls were given new dresses which they proudly showed off.

Three girls standing together on the steps


In Ecuador, gifts of toys were handed out to the delight of children.

Evelyn holds her happy son in her arms with presents


Trousers were the present of the day in Guatemala.

Little boys smiles standing together holding up new pants for Christmas at project


A variety of presents were given out in Rwanda in response to the need in each child and teenager’s life.

Two men and two women with children smile holding up their Christmas gifts


Thank you to everyone who has donated to Compassion’s Christmas Fund. Because of your donations, we are able to bless every child with a present as well as celebrating with them the birth of Jesus Christ. There is still time to donate! We are aiming to bless over 1.5 million children in poverty this Christmas, to help us simply click here.

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Praying for the Philippines

Praying for the Philippines Typhoon Hagupit, or Ruby as it is locally known, raged over the Philippines for more than three days as it slowly made its way across the archipelago. The storm has now passed, and the sun has returned to reveal huge challenges to communities wanting to return home. Compassion partner churches have been […]

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Christmas is about a gift

I have been firmly on the Christmas bandwagon since the beginning of November. Which is actually pretty good for me, usually it’s a good month before that when the Christmas music comes out. But “WHY??”, I hear you cry, “couldn’t you have waited until 1st December?”. Well yes, I could have, but I probably would […]

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What does Christmas mean?

I struggle with Christmas. The commercialisation and the societal expectation that every child will have a mountain of wrapped toys waiting for them as they enter their perfectly decorated living room on Christmas morning. Really? Is this what Christmas has become? Set the extravagance of this western Christmas against the arrival of the child that […]

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Two stories from our sponsors

A couple of weeks ago we launched for sponsors to share encouragements and highlights from their sponsorship. Here are two stories which Sandra and Rachel kindly shared with us! Read and be inspired… Dear Compassion, This is a picture of my Dad holding the picture of my formerly sponsored child Christian and his brother Chito […]

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