Compassion Stories - Compassion International

Featured Stories

These featured stories from the developing world highlight the countries and communities we work in. They are stories featuring the children and families we serve and the churches we partner with. The vast majority of the stories are written by our local country staff. They are stories of Compassion in action.

  • "Am I Going to Die"

    Dec 05, 2016

    A diagnosis of diabetes is always bad. But for a child in poverty, it can be tragic.

  • How Two Sheep Saved a Family

    Nov 30, 2016

    Aminata never knew if the droughts would kill her crops – or if the rain would wash them away.

  • "Where I Became Somebody"

    Nov 30, 2016

    How does a child who loses everything manage to survive?

  • Compassion Supported My Dream

    Nov 30, 2016

    Children in poverty rarely let themselves dream. But for Isai, the dream of music couldn’t be stopped.

  • Christmas Around the World

    Nov 23, 2016

    Every country, every culture has different ways of celebrating Christmas.

  • Olive

    Nov 22, 2016

    As a child living in poverty, the dark held real fears for Olive Aneno. Real monsters.

  • Around the Family Table

    Oct 31, 2016

    Travel around the world to see these hubs of food and fellowship.

Heroes Don't Always Wear Capes

The significance of sponsoring a child is that, in many ways and circumstances, sponsorship is a child's life.

How to Write a Letter to Your Sponsored Child

Thoughts to help you beat procrastination and overcome the hurdles that keep you from sending a letter to your sponsored child.

The Flat-Tummy Fweeps

What might it have sounded like if Dr. Seuss had written a story about children in poverty?

Child Sponsorship Supplements Traditional Schooling

We not only address the academic but also the socio-emotional, physical and spiritual.

Poverty Color Wheel

Poverty is hopeless and depressing. But light shines in the darkness. And color brightens it. Vividly!

Poverty Around the World

Poverty cannot snuff out a life — unless we let it. Please don't let it.

24 Things Every Sponsor Should Know

The most important things you should know about sponsoring a child, from the mouths of Compassion employees and other sponsors.

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