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.

  • The Power of Hope

    Aug 30, 2016

    Unrelenting poverty made Margaret feel hopeless. But when her oldest son was registered with Compassion and began attending school, Margaret saw how education and sponsorship could provide a different future.

  • Paying It Forward

    Aug 30, 2016

    Jeric uses his job in the Philippine government to try to help children living in poverty.

  • Beyond the Classroom

    Aug 30, 2016

    What does education look like for children living in poverty?

  • A Mother Finds Hope

    Aug 30, 2016

    Karina’s first year was filled with long hospital stays, countless doctor visits and medical scares.

  • Against the Odds

    Aug 30, 2016

    Fuad was given only a 10 percent chance of survival. As his family grappled with the decision to send him from Ethiopia to India for surgery, Compassion offered the resources to turn that slim chance of survival into an opportunity for a miracle.

  • Passion + Training = Released!

    Aug 30, 2016

    See how one community in Indonesia provides teens with the opportunities to learn, grow and leave behind poverty!

  • Faster. Higher. Stronger.

    Aug 12, 2016

    Every elite athlete began as a child with a dream.

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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