Compassion Stories - Compassion International


Featured Stories

These featured stories from the developing world highlight the countries and communities we work in. They are stories featuring the children and families we serve and the churches we partner with. The vast majority of the stories are written by our local country staff. They are stories of Compassion in action.

  • God Did the Work

    May 27, 2016

    Doctors discovered tumors on Lidia’s knee, and said it would need to be amputated. But God had a different plan.

  • God's Handiwork

    May 27, 2016

    A pregnant mother doesn't give up on life when her husband leaves her and her family ridicules her.

  • Rebuilding in Ecuador

    May 27, 2016

    What can the recent earthquake in Ecuador teach us about our own times of rebuilding?

  • A Faithful Father

    May 26, 2016

    When Jeffrey’s wife left home to find work in the city, he became a single parent to their three small children.

  • A Dream Planted in the Heart

    May 26, 2016

    From an early age, Lety says God had planted the desire to help women and children in her home country of Guatemala.

  • God's Grace Provides a Home

    May 09, 2016

    Larpopo was just 13 when her mother left home and she took on the role of caregiver to her four brothers and sisters.

  • How Has Zika Targeted the Poor?

    May 09, 2016

    Zika has been reported in 24 countries — 10 where we work.

Heroes Don't Always Wear Capes

The significance of sponsoring a child is that, in many ways and circumstances, sponsorship is a child's life.

How to Write a Letter to Your Sponsored Child

Thoughts to help you beat procrastination and overcome the hurdles that keep you from sending a letter to your sponsored child.

The Flat-Tummy Fweeps

What might it have sounded like if Dr. Seuss had written a story about children in poverty?

Child Sponsorship Supplements Traditional Schooling

We not only address the academic but also the socio-emotional, physical and spiritual.

Poverty Color Wheel

Poverty is hopeless and depressing. But light shines in the darkness. And color brightens it. Vividly!

Poverty Around the World

Poverty cannot snuff out a life — unless we let it. Please don't let it.

24 Things Every Sponsor Should Know

The most important things you should know about sponsoring a child, from the mouths of Compassion employees and other sponsors.

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