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How Will They Know?

I am privileged to have visited 22 of our 28 field offices over the past five  years. I am inspired by the love and commitment expressed by so many of our staff members and the staff and volunteers at dozens of Church Partners. (more…)

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The Birthday Present

My little daughter will be one in just a month’s time and I have a problem. Her grandparents have been on the phone with the big question. “What would Alice like for her birthday?” I’m sat at home, flicking through the Mothercare catalogue, and browsing the Toys ‘r’ Us website for inspiration. (more…)

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Confessions of a Compassion Worker

We all have those moments in our life that we’re rather embarrassed about. Those situations that we wish we could press the delete button on. It can be cathartic to confess these things, get them out in the open and move on. But in a way I hope what I’m about to confess will always […]

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Left To Die Among the Thorns

Mahalakshmi stands tall at 11 years, with a charming, open smile that instantly draws people to her. She is in the seventh grade and attends India’s Ramakrishna Girls Higher Secondary School. The young Indian girl dreams of becoming a doctor. She is extremely talented – an excellent singer, artist and a good narrator of stories. However, hers […]

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Knowledge is Power in Fighting Malaria

Despite the fact that Bappi Debnath lives in the mosquito prone District of Netrokona in Bangladesh, he and his family had never heard of malaria. Of course, Bappi had friends who died from headaches, high fevers and vomiting, and he himself had experienced such symptoms, but he had no idea it was as a result […]

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Bible Distribution in Burkina Faso

Compassion exists to meet the needs of children living in extreme poverty and share with them the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every child is presented with their own age-appropriate copy of the Bible and sometimes it will get passed around several families in their village. (more…)

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From Kibera Slum to Nottingham University

My name is David Collins Owuor from Kenya, a beautiful country in East Africa.  I am 25 years old and currently studying in Nottingham. I have been a Compassion sponsored child for almost twenty years having gone through the Child Sponsorship Programme and the Leadership Development Programme (LDP). I am sharing my life story to […]

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A True Test of Generosity

The story that Jesus told His disciples about the hired workers being paid the same wage would not be a popular one in modern-day Australia. It would break every industrial-relations principle and employment law we have in this country. (more…)

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