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Understanding Africa

Wildebeest stampeding across vast expanses of desert. Dusty mud huts and deadly diseases. Brutal civil wars and overflowing refugee camps. For many, these are some of the scenes that come to mind when the word ‘Africa’ is mentioned. What if Africa isn’t the place you think it is? It is true that the vast majority […]

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Haiti is different to home : Emily’s Journal

“Haiti is very different to home, in every way possible!” wrote 13-year-old Emily Dowds during her trip to Haiti earlier this year. In February, Emily travelled to Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince with her dad, Justin. We spoke to Emily before her trip and she was excited to meet her sponsored child, visit Compassion projects and experience […]

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Easter around the world

This weekend, children in our projects around the world will be celebrating the fact that Jesus is risen! We’ve put together a series of beautiful photos to give you an idea of how your sponsored child might be celebrating…

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The city of Arusha, in Northern Tanzania.

Why Africa isn’t the country you think it is

In July 2013, America’s ex-president, Bill Clinton tweeted, “Just touched down in Africa…Excited to travel for next 10 days…” Was this the truth? Yes. Was it the best wording? Probably not. The more opinionated replies on twitter followed, “You just touched down in Africa? You’re in all 54 countries at the same time?!” and “Africa […]

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Gina – a mum like me

In all this talk about Mother’s Day I’ve been remembering a mum I met three years ago when I visited Haiti with Spring Harvest and Compassion. I’ve been digging back through my journals and I found this: “We visited a project today, one that serves and protects hundreds of kids. We spent time with mums […]

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Giving hope to a mother

At Compassion we know that when a child gets sponsored it’s their mum who has the biggest smile. This year, we’re asking the church to Make a Mother’s Day. Not just their own mother, but a mother living in poverty, one who really needs someone to give her a little hand. Charlotte Gambill Motherhood. A […]

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Adoption and gratefulness

At Compassion we know that when a child gets sponsored it’s their mum who has the biggest smile. This year, we’re asking the church to Make a Mother’s Day. Not just their own mother, but a mother living in poverty, one who really needs someone to give her a little hand. We’ve asked some of […]

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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 2015

“I never thought they were going to release me”

Stories and photos by Galia Oropeza, BO Field Communications Specialist “All the cases of which I have knowledge of until now have this problem. Kidnappers don’t mess with complete families; they mess with broken families,” says Pastor Alcides. That’s the case of Daniela*. She is currently 19 years old and graduated from school last year. […]

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