tag:compassion.com,2011-06-09:5-48735 Ghana Stories 2011-06-09T19:33:40.673-06:00 Compassion International Discovery of a Deadly Condition tag:compassion.com,2011-00-03:5-32566 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-01-03T00:00:00-07:00 Vera Mensah-Bediako, Ghana Field Communication Specialist and Leura Jones, Contributing Writer

Victoria was different from other children her age. She was often tired and unable to keep up with the normal activities of life. A routine checkup revealed the reason why.

Finding a Life of Praise tag:compassion.com,2009-00-29:5-33094 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-12-29T00:00:00-07:00 Vera Mensah-Bediako, Ghana Communications Specialist and Leura Jones

Kafui was an orphan before she was born. Premature and without a mother, her young brother became her caretaker. Overwhelmed with the responsibility he found hope in a Compassion center.

A Joyful Transformation tag:compassion.com,2008-00-15:5-32854 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-12-15T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Vera Mensah-Bediako in Ghana
Margaret worried that her daughter was in trouble at the Compassion retreat. Was she rude to the leaders? Did she fight?  Her mother was relieved to hear, "Mama, I accepted Jesus into my heart."
Stopping the Sting of Malaria tag:compassion.com,2008-00-13:5-33675 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-11-13T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Vera Mensah-Bediako in Ghana
With more than 3.5 million malaria cases in Ghana,Compassion's Malaria Intervention program teaches children how to help prevent the disease and get treatment an option few families can afford.
No Longer Helpless tag:compassion.com,2008-00-07:5-32700 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-01-07T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell
No child should know the helplessness of wiping the feverish forehead of a younger brother as he shivers under piles of scratchy blankets. But for Japhet, that is a reality each year as malaria enters his family's one-room home.
The Right Thing to Do tag:compassion.com,2007-00-07:5-32972 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-11-07T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell

Mercy could have said no. She could have said, "I can't care for one more child." But her niece had endured too much loss. And while Mercy knew that she might not be able to provide food or clothes, she knew she could provide love.

A Day of Celebration tag:compassion.com,2006-00-17:5-32680 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-07-17T00:00:00-06:00 Daisy Byarugaba in Uganda, with Brandy Campbell
Dr. Wess Stafford speaks at the dedication of the newly opened Compassion West Africa office in Ghana.
A Family's Prayers Are Answered tag:compassion.com,2006-00-17:5-33081 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-07-17T00:00:00-06:00 Daisy Byarugaba in Uganda, with Brandy Campbell
Emmanuel Addei was the first child accepted into the Miracle Life Child Development Center, Compassion's first project in Ghana. In just three short months, his mother has already seen a remarkable change in her son.