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 Joy

    Mar 26, 2018

    "[My sponsor] wrote letters, sent stickers, sent birthday cards, chose special words . . . These thoughtful gifts changed my world."

  • What is Compassion's Youth Development Initiative?

    Feb 28, 2018

    Every young person deserves to dream big and achieve his or her God-given potential.

  • A Mother's Story of Salvation

    Feb 28, 2018

    A journey from hopelessness to salvation.

  • Seeking a Safe Space

    Feb 28, 2018

    At 13 years old, Angeline began spending time on the streets — because it was safer there than in her home.

  • A Heart for Yuliana

    Feb 28, 2018

    A medical checkup reveals a heart murmur in 3-year-old Yuliana.

  • Compassion Centers Around the World

    Feb 27, 2018

    See centers around the world and learn just how children are served there!

  • A Gift of Faithfulness

    Feb 22, 2018

    "My Father God's essence is Faithfulness, and He showed me that virtue in the midst of my family’s brokenness through Himself and through my sponsor."

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.

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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