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Event Volunteer Manager, Northwest

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Event Volunteer Manager, Northeast

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  • Take a Bite out of Malaria this Summer!

    Aug 18, 2014

    As a college student, I was blessed with the opportunity to serve on a mission team that spent 6 months in West Africa. It was an incredibly formative experience for me and ultimately led to my vocation with Compassion. My world was expanded in ways I could have never imagined. Some of those experiences bring a smile to my face decades later; others remind me of the challenges my brothers and sisters face to survive the sometimes threatening circumstances of everyday life.

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  • Advocate-created display used in Ohio church

    Aug 11, 2014

    Advocate Jason Scott and his father built this display for use in sharing Compassion with others. The display has a specific purpose during the month of August where it will be set up at Jason’s church, Fairfield Christian in Lancaster, Ohio. The engaging display highlights child sponsorship, Compassion Water of Life and Bite Back.

  • Experience Compassion Conferences – Events to encourage, equip, and engage

    Jul 28, 2014

    We want to celebrate your sponsorship and all the ways you advocate on behalf of children living in poverty. The next Experience Compassion Conference will be held September 6, 2014 in Chadd’s Ford, PA. Also, this ECC will be uniquely paired with the Compassion Mobile Experience!

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  • Experience Compassion Conference Video Archive

    Jul 21, 2014

    You’re welcome to relive the Experience Compassion Conference held in Colorado Springs on June 27-28, 2014 by watching these videos:

  • Sing Over Us

    Jul 21, 2014

    “The Lord your God is in your midst—a Warrior bringing victory. He will create calm with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing.” This promise from Zephaniah 3:17 is what inspired Compassion advocate and songwriter, Caitlin Jane, to pen the lyrics to “Sing Over Us” while in the Dominican Republic. After meeting her sponsor child, Wanda, for the first time, Caitlin began to see in a whole new light how God Almighty sings over His beloved, precious children. The song and brand new music video celebrate a journey of hope, dreams, and the unique relationship between sponsor and child, built through letters and prayers. Caitlin Jane is passionate about using music to share Compassion’s ministry and travels to churches around the country doing just that. She will be leading worship at the upcoming Experience Compassion Conference in Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 6th. You can view the “Sing Over Us” music video and hear Caitlin share the story behind the song!

  • Webinar Archive

    Jul 14, 2014

  • Advocate, Valdez Bite Back

    Jul 07, 2014

    Valdez, Alaska, advocate Sheri Beck recently held her fourth annual Bite Back Run on the last day of May, and the community showed up to make a huge difference. Sheri’s letter to the local newspaper is a great example of communicating appreciation and the significant impact race participants continue to make in the fight against malaria.

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  • Reflections On Stories Changed

    Jun 30, 2014

    Sponsors/Advocates Sandra Brencher and BB Harris recently joined efforts with their church, Clear Creek Community Church in League Cities, TX, to host Compassion’s touring exhibit Compassion Experience: Change the Story. Sandra reflects on the experience and the stories changed.

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  • Advocate Featured As Hometown Hero

    Jun 22, 2014

    When God opens our eyes to see the hurting the way He sees them, we discover a desire to love in new and wonderful ways that make others aware and take action. That is exactly what happened to Advocate Bonita Garrabrant of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Whether she is speaking up for children in poverty with Compassion or serving the homeless in her community, others are taking notice. She was recently featured on her local television station as a town hero. Take a look!

  • Other Digital Platforms for Compassion Magazine

    Jun 16, 2014

    The award-winning Compassion Magazine takes us deeper into the world of children living in poverty three times each year through our colorful magazine format. Our digital version, launched in 2013, gives even more powerful ways to connect, including enhanced stories, photos and videos.

    In May, advocates requested future digital platforms in addition to the iPad version. We are happy to announce that work is already underway for Android beginning with the Winter 2015 issue.

    In addition, a special edition of Compassion Explorer Magazine for iPad has just gone live. Check out this test issue and rate it! We hope to offer this annually with enough interest.

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