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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 stories@compassionuk.org 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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Making Christmas a day of celebration

In rural Ghana, Christmas usually passes like any other day. But for the families of children registered in the Agomanya Methodist Child Development Centre, Christmas has become a bit more special. In 2012, child development charity Compassion UK partnered with the local church to support the most vulnerable children in the community. That first year, […]

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Gerald’s story – “Had the project not been in the village my son would have died”

This month at Compassion UK we’re celebrating our 15th anniversary. There are many reasons to praise God:   We can also celebrate that since 1999, we’ve been able to open new Compassion offices, partnering with churches in incredibly poor communities. We’ve begun working in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nicaragua and Togo, reaching out […]

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Meet Rodelin!

21 October 2014 – Editor’s Note: We’ve received an update on Rodelin from our Philippines office: Today, Rodelin is in grade 8. While she continues to conduct her backyard Bible class on Sundays, she makes sure to do well in her studies during the week. She constantly tops her class and was ranked in the […]

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A Great Gift

Every sponsored child receives age-appropriate Bibles through the Compassion programme.  Compassion project worker Vera Mensah-Bediako tells us why these simple gifts are life-changing for children and their families: It is very important for every child to own a Bible because it tells them about a God who is good and great. If these children are […]

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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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