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.

  • Faster. Higher. Stronger.

    Aug 12, 2016

    Every elite athlete began as a child with a dream.

  • A Great, Green Idea

    Aug 03, 2016

    In northern Tanzania, mothers of Compassion-assisted toddlers take their children’s healthy physical development seriously.

  • Fighting for Devotha’s Life

    Aug 03, 2016

    It is a miracle that Devotha survived her first year.

  • Something Bigger Than This

    Jul 28, 2016

    Johnwel was often bullied for his size. But his gold medal in shotput gave him a chance to help others who feel different.

  • Athlete Spotlight: Kenia

    Jul 27, 2016

    Track and field star Kenia never imagined her speed would be the key to escaping poverty.

  • Ready, Set, Grow!

    Jul 25, 2016

    It’s hard to grow up healthy and strong in the context of poverty.

  • Ready, Set, Grow!

    Jul 25, 2016

    It’s hard to grow up healthy and strong in the context of poverty.

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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