tag:compassion.com,2011-05-30:5-47798 2013-03-04T17:27:23.26-07:00 Compassion International A Powerful Body tag:compassion.com,2014-57-31:5-77827 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-01-31T13:57:04-07:00

Pastor Albert never leaves his congregation doubting just how important it is to help the poor.

Cast Away No Longer tag:compassion.com,2014-26-31:5-77842 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-01-31T14:26:35-07:00

In 2011 Compassion formed a unique partnership with Stadia, a U.S.-based church-planting nonprofit. The alliance enabled Compassion to build a child development center and church, Roca de la Eternidad, in Pampanal last spring.

Anchored Photo Essay tag:compassion.com,0001-00-01:5-77922 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00

Just months ago this 25-year-old mother was in crisis. Her two youngest children needed critical hospital care that she couldn’t afford.

Construction Zone tag:compassion.com,2012-08-31:5-56395 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2012-05-31T15:08:25-06:00

Every child is a little construction zone. When you’re near one, grab your hard hat and be alert! Ask yourself, What is God building here? Can I do or say anything to help this project along? A child’s tender spirit is very impressionable. In this issue you will read about some amazing sponsors and donors who have seized “moments” to powerfully build up children’s lives.

Designer Compassion tag:compassion.com,2012-56-31:5-56427 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2012-05-31T14:56:29-06:00 Martha Anne Tudor, Photos by Andrew Huth

“I’d rather be driving a 16-year-old Ford truck and building water wells around the world than driving a car with monthly payments that could be sponsoring 10 kids,” says the business whiz and Nantucket Island notable, who’d rather be called humanitarian than successful.

Food for Desperate Times tag:compassion.com,2012-05-31:5-56488 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2012-05-31T15:05:09-06:00 Brandy Campbell, Photos by Silas Irungu

In February 2011, just three months after the drought began, Compassion Kenya reported that more than half of the Compassion centers in the country had been affected by the drought.

News and Views tag:compassion.com,2012-10-23:5-56688 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2012-05-23T15:10:02-06:00 Paul Moede and Tim Glenn A Mission for the Hungry tag:compassion.com,2012-01-20:5-56523 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2012-05-20T15:01:52-06:00 Brandy Campbell

A Church in Maryland responds to God’s call to help hungry children in Africa. First Baptist Church of Glenarden is no stranger to missions. For the past 20 years this Africa-American church has sent dozens of mission teams around the world.

Growing Up As a Girl in Poverty tag:compassion.com,2011-00-03:5-46034 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-05-03T00:00:00-06:00 Silas Irungu, Kenya Field Communication Specialist

In the Maasai community males are to be respected while females are neglected. For Patience, a mother of six girls, the struggle to protect her daughters became too much to bear alone.

How Does the Child Survival Program Help a Baby in Poverty? tag:compassion.com,2011-44-18:5-45948 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-04-18T16:44:00-06:00 Ruwanthi Sarjeevram, Sri Lanka Field Communication Specialist
Unable to feed her youngest enough food, Sarasvathi watched as her baby lost weight. The Child Survival Program saw her need and brought help.
Reaching Families Through Clean Water tag:compassion.com,2011-57-21:5-45950 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-03-21T16:57:00-06:00 Tonny Tunya, Indonesia Field Communication Specialist

With its trees, mountains and beaches, West Sumba Island in Indonesia looks like a lush paradise. Yet severe poverty is a part of everyday life here, and villagers struggle just to find clean water.

Bringing the Gospel to Prisoners tag:compassion.com,2011-26-14:5-45939 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-03-14T16:26:00-06:00 Adones Martinez, Dominican Republic Field Communication Specialist

At a young age Mafelin was a leader, but her rebellious spirit worked against her.

Sponsorship Beyond the Child Development Center tag:compassion.com,2011-15-01:5-46070 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-03-01T13:15:00-07:00 by Edwin Estioko, Philippines Field Communication Specialist

Compassion-assisted child Riohnel came to the center every day very tired and wearing torn clothes, even after training hygiene from the Child Development Center.   A Compassion worker discovered that Riohnel's mother sold his clothes and school supplies to get money.  Now, Riohnel lives with his grandfather who takes good care of him.

The Toll of Poverty on Motherhood tag:compassion.com,2011-00-01:5-32649 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-02-01T00:00:00-07:00 Cecilia Yépez, Ecuador Field Communication Specialist
Glenda was a single mother, pregnant, abandoned and abused. She worked selling water hoping to provide for her children. The Child Survival Program came alongside her before it was too late.
The Path That God Paved tag:compassion.com,2011-00-26:5-33706 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-01-26T00:00:00-07:00 Ana Rafaela, Brazil Field Communication Specialist

Poverty had a path ready for Ivoneide. She lived in a shack in a poor community with an abusive father. A sponsor and the Leadership Development Program put her on God's path.