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Reaching out

By Tonny Tunya, Field Communications Specialist, Indonesia The group of 15 teenagers look at each other with excitement. After two hours of travelling down gravel roads and grassy pathways they are nearly there. As part of the Compassion programme, these sponsored young people are taking part in a mission trip organized by Mau Hau Church. […]

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Your sponsored child’s education

By Sonya Hursey It’s no secret that access to education plays a vital role in releasing children from poverty and that’s why it’s a key component of our child development model. It’s important to point out though that the church-based projects themselves aren’t schools. Your sponsorship helps provide the school fees, uniforms and educational materials […]

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A life cut short but a legacy that lives on.

Paul Gray is husband to Wendy, dad to Nathan, Esther, Luke and Jonathan, and father-in-law to Abi. A member of Newcastle Christian Life Centre, Paul and his family sponsor 2 children with Compassion. —— I had worn that blue Compassion t-shirt before, but never had it felt like this. I remember an instance when, sitting […]

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What’s a RESPOND initiative?

“The water is now easy to get, we fetch clean water near our home. This is like a dream. We had never expected that we would have a solution to the water problem of the community. God is great! Our children used to bring water from afar and got too tired to do anything else. […]

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Kaka – keeping the faith

  One of the most famous Christians in sport, Kaka, talks to Sorted magazine about keeping the faith in the spotlight. You’ve had some incredible successes in your life, but how do you deal with your disappointments? I see disappointments as part of God’s plan. Because I think God really has a purpose for everything, and […]

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Fighting Malaria

Dear God, My mother has been sick for six days now. She has a high fever and sweats profusely. Her hands and her lips became dry and she vomits frequently when she puts food in her mouth. She lost weight and lost her smile. I think she has malaria… Like Esther Nikiema most children in […]

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Let’s Talk About Easter

On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is alive and He is the One who gives us hope! And it is in His name that children around the world are being released from poverty through the work of the local churches that are partnering with Compassion. On my sponsor tour to Mexico last […]

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Loving locally, supported globally

by Miriam Swaffield Miriam and some other amazing leaders from New Wine came with us to Uganda last November. Here’s what impressed her about Compassion’s work with the local church. I barely saw a ‘Compassion International’ logo anywhere; surprising given that I was spending eight days travelling from rural town to rural town, learning about […]

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