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Being rescued was just the beginning

Haiti is a country reeling from natural disaster. Poor infrastructure and political volatility continue to hinder the potential of the largely unemployed population. It is against this backdrop that the people of Haiti struggle in poverty. Ownership of land is difficult to prove, opportunities to earn an income are at a premium and voodoo permeates […]

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Remembering Rwanda

I think we all have days that stick in our memories. JFK days. Days when we can remember precisely where we were, what we were wearing or eating when we heard the news. One of my most formative memories happened 20 years ago. A fact that makes me feel pretty old, but it’s a memory […]

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Urban poverty versus rural poverty

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, […]

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Meet Rodelin!

At Compassion we unashamedly believe that the local church is the hope of the world! Because we work through the local church, children are given the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel during their Compassion project activities. The implications of this are eternal and pretty exciting! To borrow a more eloquent explanation from […]

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Photo Friday – Being a Child

I am privileged to be a member of a church that has a wide demographic. To see young children worshipping with those who have seen a lot of life is a true blessing. To hear the giggles and cries of a young child through the service is what church is about for me. The church […]

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