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 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.

  • Adam's Purpose

    May 23, 2018

    Compassion helped Adam discover his purpose in battling violent extremism through social media.

  • "When I saw David, everything changed."

    May 23, 2018

    A baby born with severe physical disabilities becomes a source of joy for his entire family.

  • A Gift of Commitment

    May 22, 2018

    "[My sponsor's] letters expressed her love and her desire to see me grow into a man who feared God."

  • Father to the Fatherless

    May 22, 2018

    What can bring hope to a little boy who feels lost and alone?

  • Your Sponsorship Goes Mobile

    May 22, 2018

    Three sponsors use the Compassion App to strength the relationship with their sponsored children!

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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