tag:compassion.com,2011-06-09:5-48715 Phillipines Stories 2011-06-09T18:22:08.75-06:00 Compassion International From the Heart of the President tag:compassion.com,2014-31-30:5-83868 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-09-30T11:31:11-06:00

Garbage dumps make horrible delivery rooms — but Cristina had no choice. As she went into labor, her mother’s wood-and-tin shack in the middle of a dump in the Philippines served as birthing center and nursery.

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.

Through the Tears … Hope tag:compassion.com,2009-00-27:5-33376 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-05-27T00:00:00-06:00 Edwin Estioko, Field Communications Specialist in the Philippines with Sara Martin

Maria Teresa was abandoned by her husband and left to care for four children. As a victim of rape another child was on the way. The future seemed bleak but Compassion's Child Survival Program opened just in time.

Hard-Won Returns tag:compassion.com,2009-00-30:5-32472 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-01-30T00:00:00-07:00 Edwin Estioko in the Philippines and Janet Root

For four years, Delfin kept a horrifying secret from his mother, afraid of the shame it might bring. His cousins and neighbors had been sexually abusing him every night since he was 6. Read how Compassion is helping him find healing and hope.

You Will Take Care of Me tag:compassion.com,2008-00-29:5-33448 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-09-29T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Edwin Estioko in the Philippines
Catherine's father frequently yelled at her, accusing her of being a fool for following God. In the midst of his anger and harsh words she found comfort and love through the letters of her sponsor.
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.
Compassion Philippines: Sharing the Blessing tag:compassion.com,2008-00-26:5-32890 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-06-26T00:00:00-06:00 Edwin Estioko in the Philippines
Compassion Philippines Child Sponsorship Program graduates joined together to form the first Compassion Alumni Association. They now sponsor their own children through Compassion Philippines, and work to find more sponsors throughout the Philippines.
Built to Last tag:compassion.com,2008-00-29:5-32821 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-05-29T00:00:00-06:00 Edwin Estioko in the Philippines

Read how Compassion and Habitat for Humanity teamed up to rebuild lives and homes after Typhoon Durian.

A Modern-Day Parable of the Talents tag:compassion.com,2007-00-04:5-32734 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-12-04T00:00:00-07:00 Todd Isberner, Compassion Sponsor

For years Todd Isberner faithfully sent his monthly support, wrote letters, and prayed for his sponsored "son." But until recently he never fully understood the depth of the relationship.

Embracing the Mandalagan Children tag:compassion.com,2007-00-24:5-32469 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-09-24T00:00:00-06:00 Edwin Estioko in the Philippines, with Brandy Campbell
The Ikthus Fellowship Church in Bacolod City accepts the challenge to become a Compassion partner, forming the Ikthus Student Activities and Advocacy Center.
A Broken Family Heals tag:compassion.com,2007-00-15:5-32895 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-06-15T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell
Francis Basas and his mother lost everything but each other when Typhoon Durian struck their home in the Philippines. Through the support of Compassion, they are slowly rebuilding their lives, despite their loss of Francis' siblings and his father.
Finding and Being Found by God tag:compassion.com,2006-00-31:5-32523 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-07-31T00:00:00-06:00 Edwin Estioko in the Philippines

After the death of his mother, Bjorn Rodriguez sank deep into rebellion and his childhood memories were replaced by bitterness and despair. However, through the Compassion program and his sponsor's encouragement, Bjorn found healing and at age 18, became the youngest pastor of a church in Davao, Philippines.

A Mother's Dreams tag:compassion.com,2006-00-25:5-33298 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-06-25T00:00:00-06:00 Gary Martyn
As a child, Marnie enjoyed going to church, but drifted away as she grew older and more self-conscious because of her handicaps. But now, through the Cabacungan Child Survival Program (PH-CS3), Marnie is receiving spiritual counseling and encouragement. As a mother with special needs, Marnie is grateful for the Cabacungan Child Survival Program.
A Day for Jesus tag:compassion.com,2006-00-06:5-33751 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-02-06T00:00:00-07:00 Edwin Estioko, Philippines Communications Specialist

Jong-Jong and Jonadith attest that they are blessed beyond measure to be Compassion-sponsored children, and that their lives are now complete.

Backyard Missionary tag:compassion.com,2006-00-03:5-32604 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-02-03T00:00:00-07:00 Edwin Estioko, Philippines Communications Specialist
One year after emerging from a coma, Joy now ministers to other children, telling them about the love of Jesus.