Compassion Stories - Compassion International

Featured Stories

These featured stories from and about 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. They include interviews, photo essays, articles and perspectives which show how we work, why we do what we do, and how your involvement can and does make a difference. They are stories of Compassion in action. And stories of sponsors in action. They are stories of Compassion beneficiaries and Compassion alumni. We hope you enjoy them.

  • A Gift of Kindness

    Sep 14, 2018

    "As of today, I believe that little is enough when given with love."

  • Georgina: The Trailblazer

    Sep 11, 2018

    Georgina, a Compassion-assisted student living in Ghana, wants to change how sponsors communicate with the children they sponsor.

  • My Teacher, My Advocate

    Sep 04, 2018

    Children in the Karen tribe in Thailand are inspired to dream about the future.

  • Eliminating Barriers to Education

    Aug 10, 2018

    A school in Tanzania had a problem. Because it had no classrooms, the children were forced to meet outside where they were hot, thirsty and distracted.

  • Soccer — More than a Game for Children in Poverty

    Aug 10, 2018

    To battle gang recruitment in one of the most dangerous cities in Honduras, a Compassion center starts a soccer program to keep kids safe.

  • A Gift of Encouragement

    Jul 24, 2018

    "When my family was falling apart because of such an event, it felt like this family from Colorado was holding us tightly."

  • Loving Franklin

    May 23, 2018

    Franklin's Compassion tutor showed the scared boy that the church was a safe place.

Serving in Jesus' Name

Our response to a world in need filled with millions of children living in poverty is simple: Love like Jesus did. Serve in Jesus’ name.

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.

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.

Child Sponsorship Supplements Traditional Schooling

We not only address the academic but also the socio-emotional, physical and spiritual needs of children in poverty.

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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