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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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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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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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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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The difference a dream can make

By Adones Martinez with Rebecca Stanley If you had walked into the humid classroom at Maranatha Child Development Centre five years ago you would have found 12-year-old Jose Miguel with his arm in the air enthusiastically aiming a paper ball at his project tutor Zuleika’s head. Sadly for Zuleika, Jose’s aim was always impeccable. The […]

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