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Two boys stand at a faucet at project with pouring water getting water to drink that is safe and clean

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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Sam Poko Rosalie smiles beside a daughter who is smiling and hugging her mother

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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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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Delphine smiles

The Night My Life Changed

It was a normal evening with my parents and 2-year-old baby brother in our home in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, when any child’s worst nightmare happened. Everything was going well for me because I had my whole family with me. I always felt safe and protected when my father was around because, like […]

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Brenda stands outside her campus

Called to Serve

They couldn’t stand or even stretch their hands to greet us when we arrived at their village. Their limbs were covered in ulcerated, itchy and painful clusters of nodules that looked like honeycombs. There was hardly a smile on their dusty faces. The children of Kianjai village looked weary from a jigger infestation that they […]

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Edgar Geovani Ajozal Ajozal smiles standing hugging his father outside

Opening New Gates

Sparkling eyes, filled with pride and newfound hope, stand out as Gavino Ajozal says, “My son is the best thing on Earth.” He is referring to his oldest son Giovani, 24. Beyond feeling honoured, Gavino is grateful to the Lord for the blessing of having Giovani as his son, his example and his brother in […]

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He has been an inspiration to us all

David Whitehouse  David was one of our first advocates at Compassion, way back in 2001. At his funeral today our CEO, Ian, will be giving this eulogy.   “For those of you here today, it will come as no surprise that David wanted Compassion to be part of his funeral. I realise I don’t need […]

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Injustice at the bakery

I stood at the counter of my local bakery, eyeing up the size of the chocolate cakes. My eyes widened and I fixed my gaze on the largest slice of rocky road that sat there on top of the others. Marshmallow oozed out of the chocolate and biscuit mix. The banquet of heaven was about […]

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