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Mega Prize Bundle Giveaway with Jacob Lloyd!

Our friend Jacob Lloyd has given us some amazing prizes to giveaway as part of Compassion Week on UCB! Jacob is a wonderful friend to Compassion and is an amazing musician, please do check out his music. The competition closes Sunday 23 March at 8pm. The prizes include: Latest album ‘See in Colour’ Debut album […]

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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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Why Do My Sponsored Child’s Letters Seem So Impersonal?

Questions about letter writing are the most common ones we receive from supporters. Many sponsors call or write us because they are frustrated with the quality of the letters they receive from their sponsored children. A few days ago, I spoke with Judy because she was upset that her sponsored child, Carlos, doesn’t answer the […]

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Unexpected By-Products

By Dominic De Souza @dnldesouza  Senior Leader, Letchworth Garden City Church (LGCC) I wouldn’t want to imply that we should focus on what we might receive when we give to others. That said, I have noticed some wonderful and unsought after by-products as more and more members of the local church that I lead have […]

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Why Compassion and why the local church?

By Richard James, Christ Church Cockfosters As the Vicar of an Anglican evangelical church in north London looking for a way for a local church like ours to make a difference in the life of the poor, along with my wife Carole, I was very impressed by the work of Compassion. Not only is it […]

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Christmas generosity brings relief.

At the age of 17, Dessy Harnaningtyas began her studies at Yogyakarta Public University as a fashion design major. This is a unique major that requires a continual effort to stitch and seam, overnight work, deadlines and an unlimited need of fabrics. (more…)

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A Parakeet for Christmas?!

This is the story of the parakeet: everyone in the family knows that Gustavo loves pets. Gustavo is 10 years old and lives with his mother in a small house. He doesn’t have siblings, his parents never were married and his father was in prison until his recent release. (more…)

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