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.

  • A New Identity

    Mar 02, 2016

    Without a birth certificate or proof of citizenship, Sombat had no hope of ever escaping poverty.

  • Joy Restored

    Mar 02, 2016

    Fritz Bernard wanted to provide a safe home for his family. But a horrific accident left Fritz unable to do so.

  • One Opportunity Can Change a Life

    Mar 01, 2016

    Opportunity and perseverance helped foster strength in Luis Carlos that has brought him success.

  • A Dream for Tariza

    Mar 01, 2016

    12-year old Tariza has her eyes set on the 2020 Olympics – and on a life free of poverty.

  • Now, My Life Has Hope

    Mar 01, 2016

    Changing the mindset of someone in poverty can be even more difficult than changing their circumstances.

  • From Suffering to Salvation

    Feb 09, 2016

    Ana's father was a dangerous drug dealer who filled the family's home with abuse and violence.

  • A Mother Dreams of Safe Water

    Feb 09, 2016

    What if you knew the water you gave your children made them sick? Parents in poverty face that reality each day.

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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