tag:compassion.com,2011-05-30:5-47849 Columbia Updates 2014-12-30T15:30:43.587-07:00 Compassion International One Opportunity Can Change a Life tag:compassion.com,2016-01-01:5-105203 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2016-03-01T20:01:07-07:00

Opportunity and perseverance helped foster strength in Luis Carlos that has brought him success.

Good Tidings of Great Joy tag:compassion.com,2015-07-02:5-101726 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-12-02T09:07:39-07:00

This Christmas, we celebrate the 158,030 Compassion-assisted children who accepted Christ in 2015.

From Rejected to Redeemed tag:compassion.com,2015-10-23:5-101718 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-11-23T05:10:16-07:00

Anderson was rejected by his parents and spent years struggling to overcome the stigma of abandonment.

What Do Compassion Kids Eat tag:compassion.com,2015-10-01:5-100642 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-10-01T09:10:16-06:00

Hint: You won’t find any pizza or chicken fingers here!

Journey Back to Health tag:compassion.com,2015-10-25:5-99205 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-08-25T05:10:16-06:00

Jeremy regains his ability to run and play when Compassion covers medical treatment for a debilitating leg condition.

Changing History tag:compassion.com,2015-10-04:5-97439 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-08-04T08:10:16-06:00

When Edinson preached for the first time, at age 8, it was clear that he had a gift.

A Miracle for Jeremías tag:compassion.com,0001-00-01:5-78850 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00

When a father sees his son suffer, he is moved to action. Poverty doesn’t change that. So when Dennis Obregón watched his little boy shaking from seizures, when he heard him cry from the constant pain in his legs and hips, he acted. He took time away from his job selling lemonade in the town square, and he carried his son, Jeremías, to the doctor.

Compassion Works: Maria’s Story tag:compassion.com,0001-00-01:5-81172 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00

Maria made a promise to herself as a young child that she would be a doctor — a kind, good doctor who would care about those living in desperate poverty. See how her determination made it possible to keep that promise.

Compassion Works: Jorge’s Story tag:compassion.com,0001-00-01:5-83196 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00

In the streets of Fortaleza, Brazil, Jorge Luis was constantly tempted by drugs and gangs. But Jorge’s journey took a new direction when he began taking karate classes at his Compassion center. Now he is using his skills to release dozens of other children from poverty.

A Grandmother's Love tag:compassion.com,0001-00-01:5-86495 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00

Francia knows all too well the challenges of raising children in poverty. But at 72 years old, she is now raising her four grandchildren, and the obstacles are greater than ever before.