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Two stories to make you smile

I sometimes find it a little tricky to be cheery during this time of year. The winter nights are drawing in, there’s a definite chill in the air, I have officially cracked out my hot water bottle and the Christmas holidays still seem a long way off! I thought therefore that I’d share a couple […]

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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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Fathers turning to God 

Ruwanthi Sarjeevram with Luke Hamilton “I used to drink every day, every single day. I never touched my wife or my children with anger. But I drank. My wife continuously prayed for me. She asked me to attend church. But that wasn’t important to me”, explains Pranjees Joseph the father of three-year-old Divon. Divon has […]

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Playing for hope

In a community stricken with poverty and the influence of gangs, Compassion has taught 12-year-old Kevin that he can work hard and aspire to great things. “This place has a curfew”, says Pastor Eulalio Rodriguez, who oversees the Jesus Christ is Lord Biblical Church. In Santa Elena, a semi-rural community located about 15 minutes from […]

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Salvation at Christmas

Emanuel Barekayaho sat on a dusty floor intently flicking through the pages of his Good News Bible. As he looked up, he gradually realised that every eye in the room was intently focused on him. Having recently heard the gospel at his Compassion project and given his life to Jesus, Emanuel was desperate to share […]

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Meet the hands and feet of Compassion

Every day generous, servant-hearted Compassion staff and volunteers give their time to make it possible to implement the Compassion programme. We want to introduce you to a few of them… Meet Beatrice. Beatrice is a health worker at Kijjabwemi Child Development Centre in Uganda. Beatrice’s love and passion for the poor is contagious. Beatrice has […]

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The Goal is Christ

By Roz Walsh with Ana Rafaela Since 1987, Compassion has been working in Brazil and is currently supporting nearly 39,000 children living in poverty. Renowned for lush rainforests, beautiful beaches and a passion for football, the South American nation will be firmly centre stage during the 2014 World Cup. Of the nine cities taking part […]

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When culture becomes dangerous

Fourteen-year-old twin sisters, Lemayian*and Nashipai*, visited their mother expecting to be welcomed with love and acceptance. Instead, inside their house sat an old lady, who they knew performed female genital mutilation (FGM). Young Maasai women undergo female circumcision as part of an elaborate rite of passage that initiates young girls into adulthood and, ultimately, early […]

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#BringBackOurGirls

Across the world protests are being held following the abduction of 234 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria by militant group, Boko Haram. The girls were taken as they prepared to sit their final exams at one of the few schools still open in the north-eastern state of Borno. The abduction of the schoolgirls is an important reminder […]

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