tag:compassion.com,2011-06-01:5-48259 Guatemala Stories 2011-06-01T20:19:22.927-06:00 Compassion International The Power of Hope tag:compassion.com,2016-19-30:5-111674 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2016-08-30T15:19:43-06:00

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.

Passion + Training = Released! tag:compassion.com,2016-19-30:5-111842 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2016-08-30T15:19:43-06:00

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

A Dream Planted in the Heart tag:compassion.com,2016-19-26:5-109579 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2016-05-26T15:19:43-06:00

From an early age, Lety says God had planted the desire to help women and children in her home country of Guatemala.

From Scorn to Belief: Olga's Transformation tag:compassion.com,2016-55-25:5-103977 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2016-01-25T11:55:04-07:00

“My family and I used to badmouth Christians,” confesses Olga Cac. “I wondered, ‘Why do people bother to go to church?’”

What Do Compassion Kids Eat tag:compassion.com,2015-10-01:5-100642 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-10-01T09:10:16-06:00

Hint: You won’t find any pizza or chicken fingers here!

Ana's Second Chance tag:compassion.com,2015-17-24:5-99213 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-08-24T12:17:51-06:00

While struggling to keep her baby alive, Ana finds faith in God.

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.

Faces of Effectiveness tag:compassion.com,2013-26-02:5-70743 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2013-06-02T17:26:02-06:00 Willow Welter

Sponsored children are more likely than their unsponsored peers to pursue careers with a service focus.

The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want tag:compassion.com,2010-00-16:5-32912 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-12-16T00:00:00-07:00 Karen Anzueto, Guatemala Contract Field Communication Specialist, Photo by Nadia Soberanis
Living conditions for Zoila and her family were unbearable. Their weak home was exposed to constant danger, but the love of a sponsor changed Zoila's life.
Nutritional Program Combats the Global Food Crisis tag:compassion.com,2010-00-04:5-32594 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-03-04T00:00:00-07:00 Samuel Llanes

Young Yeimy was recently diagnosed with moderate malnutrition due to a severe drought in her village. Compassion's implementation of a nutritional program came to the rescue.

Look What God Has Done tag:compassion.com,2008-00-18:5-33591 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-12-18T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Karen Anqueto in Guatemala

From the time Dá­¡ris was small, she knew she would be a doctor even when nobody else thought she could. With the help of Compassion, she impacts  hundreds of families.

Shaping a Better Future tag:compassion.com,2008-00-13:5-33623 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-11-13T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Karen Anqueto in Guatemala

Maria must try to raise her daughters in a city filled with gangs and violence. With the help of Compassion, Astrid and Doly are finding new hope.

One Church's Compassionate Revolution tag:compassion.com,2008-00-26:5-33027 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-05-26T00:00:00-06:00 Leanna Summers

As Pastor John Bristol sat in his office, a heartrending vision from God brought him to his knees. Sobbing, he cried out, "Lord, what does this mean?" That moment changed his life and the lives of hundreds of children forever.

Home Away From Home tag:compassion.com,2008-00-07:5-32942 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-01-07T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Karen Anzueto in Guatemala
Paola feels like she grew up at the Tommas Cranmer Student Center (GU-804). "I received a lot of love there, from the project workers and tutors even before I was registered. It changed my life," says Paola.
From Pescado to Bella tag:compassion.com,2007-00-30:5-33727 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-10-30T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Karen Anzueto in Guatemala
Ana Lucia's skin disease is not curable, but she's able to control it with medicine and regular doctor visits. "My sponsor gave me so much," she says. "I am happy that now my family does not have to worry about paying for my school or for my medicine."