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 […]
You’ve recently been back to visit Mamoni a girl that you first met when she was nine, what struck you the most about this visit? The project leader brought out her file – this great, fat file that has paperwork going back years: medical checks, school reports and you think, ‘Well there you go – […]
India currently has over 1.27 billion people, of which 72 per cent live in rural areas. According to India’s Eleventh National Development Plan, almost one third of the country’s population continue to live below the poverty line in both rural areas and cities. On a recent visit to India to see the work of Compassion, […]
India has 40 per cent of the world’s poor and one in nine children in India won’t live to see the age of 10. With one in five children in the world being Indian, Compassion is committed to working in India and currently supports over 131,000 children in poverty there. I recently went to India […]
Taken from Gareth Robinson’s blog. ‘What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In […]
By Alex Parsons Two girls laugh as they walk together through the project gates, quickly followed by a small group of boys. It’s Saturday morning and you can see the excitement on the faces of the children as they meet up with friends. After greeting one another, the children divide into different age groups and […]
Written by Sue Hooper Kelvin, the eight year old Kenyan boy we had sponsored for three and a half years, sat on the lap of his project director and pointed to his house as our car came to a halt.
Having arrived in Antigua, Guatemala, my mind soon turned towards meeting my Compassion sponsor child for the first time. The meeting was to take place on day three in Antigua and as every day passed I was getting slightly more excited and nervous.
I encountered this boy as I visited a project in Haiti.
I had the privilege of visiting a Child Survival Programme project while I was in Haiti.