tag:compassion.com,2011-05-30:5-47800 2011-05-30T14:03:06.58-06:00 Compassion International 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.

Colombian Grad Soars Beyond Poverty's Limits tag:compassion.com,2010-00-03:5-33330 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-11-03T00:00:00-06:00 Maria Marin, Colombia Field Communication Specialist and Leura Jones, Contributing Writer
The bar was set low for Andrew as he and his family were afflicted by extreme poverty. His sponsor came alongside him and helped him see beyond poverty's lies and today he is a graduate with a career.
Rescued From Child Labor tag:compassion.com,2010-00-26:5-33662 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-07-26T00:00:00-06:00 Jayaseelan Enos with Leura Jones, Contributing Writer

Hepsiba grew up in a dangerous community. Child labor was an inevitable future for her. Then the Leadership Development Program offered her a new hope.

A Battle to Succeed tag:compassion.com,2010-00-16:5-33393 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-06-16T00:00:00-06:00 Consodyne Buzab and Leura Jones, contributing writer

Lilian's life was marked by abuse and by the death of her parents. This difficult road turned into a path with a calling when she entered the Leadership Development Program.

Living in a War Zone tag:compassion.com,2010-00-14:5-33428 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-05-14T00:00:00-06:00 Arada Polawat, Thailand Field Communications Specialist

At Dol's university, the violence among students makes headlines. This cruel environment has threatened his ability to achieve his dream, but he finds support in the Leadership Development Program.

Persevering for a Purpose tag:compassion.com,2010-00-05:5-33329 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-04-05T00:00:00-06:00 Tigist Gizachew, Ethiopia Field Communication Specialist and Leura Jones, Contributing Writer

At a young age, Gezahegn was abandoned by his abusive relatives. Through Compassion he has grown into a responsible Christian who is now a part of the Leadership Development Program.

Trained to Be Different tag:compassion.com,2009-00-26:5-32697 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-08-26T00:00:00-06:00 Ricot St. Paulin in Haiti with Brianne Mullins

Daniel's father wanted to raise his son to be a farmer, but his mother had different ideas. With Compassion's help she was able to get him enrolled in school and prepare him for a bright future.

Walking a Journey of Faith tag:compassion.com,2009-00-23:5-33260 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-03-23T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Elizabeth Karanja in Kenya

Faith never believed that within a year her life would look completely different. Compassion's program would educate her all the way to the university level.

For the Sake of Justice tag:compassion.com,2009-50-30:5-33062 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-01-30T11:50:22-07:00 Brandy Campbell

Injustice can do one of two things: cripple or empower. Practicing lawyer and former Leadership Development Student Israel Candia is tackling corruption in Bolivia.

The Power of Belief tag:compassion.com,2008-00-27:5-32844 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-12-27T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Cecilia Yepez in Ecuador

Melisa was born into an often violent home. Her childhood was abusive. After always being told she wasn't good enough, Melisa found encouragement and love through Compassion's program.

Triumph Through Tragedy tag:compassion.com,2008-00-29:5-33173 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-08-29T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Edwin Estioko in the Philippines
For Sylah and her family, the story of Job has been manifest in their lives both the joy and the tragedy. But with the help of Compassion, Sylah's family learned to have faith in God.
10 Questions With Mike Hinckfoot, Leadership Development Ministry Director tag:compassion.com,2008-00-26:5-32840 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-03-26T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell
Mike Hinckfoot, Compassion's Leadership Development Ministry director since 2004, recently shared his passion for young adults and his vision for the Leadership Development Program.
A New Chance for a Better Life tag:compassion.com,2008-00-06:5-33583 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-03-06T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Adones Martinez in the Dominican Republic
Fidel rides the bus past the sugarcane fields on his way to college. As he sees workers toiling in the fields, as he did as a child, he is reminded of what life could have held. And he is determined to rescue others from that future.
A Champion Against Injustice tag:compassion.com,2007-00-26:5-32562 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-11-26T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell
Jackie Nakabugo overcame poverty, death and injustice through the support of her church and Compassion sponsor. Now a graduate of the Leadership Development Program, she has seen thousands of children sponsored through her impassioned speeches to audiences across the globe.
A Champion Against Injustice tag:compassion.com,2007-00-26:5-33795 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-11-26T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell
Jackie Nakabugo overcame poverty, death of a loved one, and injustice through the support of her church and Compassion sponsor. Now a graduate of the Leadership Development Program, she has seen thousands of children sponsored through her impassioned speeches to audiences across the globe.