tag:compassion.com,2011-06-01:5-48259 Guatemala Stories 2011-06-01T20:19:22.927-06:00 Compassion International A Powerful Body tag:compassion.com,2014-57-31:5-77827 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-01-31T13:57:04-07:00

Pastor Albert never leaves his congregation doubting just how important it is to help the poor.

Faces of Effectiveness tag:compassion.com,2013-26-02:5-70743 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2013-06-02T17:26:02-06:00 Willow Welter

Sponsored children are more likely than their unsponsored peers to pursue careers with a service focus.

The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want tag:compassion.com,2010-00-16:5-32912 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-12-16T00:00:00-07:00 Karen Anzueto, Guatemala Contract Field Communication Specialist, Photo by Nadia Soberanis
Living conditions for Zoila and her family were unbearable. Their weak home was exposed to constant danger, but the love of a sponsor changed Zoila's life.
Nutritional Program Combats the Global Food Crisis tag:compassion.com,2010-00-04:5-32594 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-03-04T00:00:00-07:00 Samuel Llanes

Young Yeimy was recently diagnosed with moderate malnutrition due to a severe drought in her village. Compassion's implementation of a nutritional program came to the rescue.

Look What God Has Done tag:compassion.com,2008-00-18:5-33591 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-12-18T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Karen Anqueto in Guatemala

From the time Dá­¡ris was small, she knew she would be a doctor even when nobody else thought she could. With the help of Compassion, she impacts  hundreds of families.

Shaping a Better Future tag:compassion.com,2008-00-13:5-33623 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-11-13T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Karen Anqueto in Guatemala

Maria must try to raise her daughters in a city filled with gangs and violence. With the help of Compassion, Astrid and Doly are finding new hope.

One Church's Compassionate Revolution tag:compassion.com,2008-00-26:5-33027 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-05-26T00:00:00-06:00 Leanna Summers

As Pastor John Bristol sat in his office, a heartrending vision from God brought him to his knees. Sobbing, he cried out, "Lord, what does this mean?" That moment changed his life and the lives of hundreds of children forever.

Home Away From Home tag:compassion.com,2008-00-07:5-32942 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-01-07T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Karen Anzueto in Guatemala
Paola feels like she grew up at the Tommas Cranmer Student Center (GU-804). "I received a lot of love there, from the project workers and tutors even before I was registered. It changed my life," says Paola.
From Pescado to Bella tag:compassion.com,2007-00-30:5-33727 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-10-30T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Karen Anzueto in Guatemala
Ana Lucia's skin disease is not curable, but she's able to control it with medicine and regular doctor visits. "My sponsor gave me so much," she says. "I am happy that now my family does not have to worry about paying for my school or for my medicine."
A Transformed Life tag:compassion.com,2007-00-12:5-33529 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-02-12T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell
A Compassion-assisted student prepares to give back to his community.
Compassion Project Gets Clean Water tag:compassion.com,2006-00-20:5-32443 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-11-20T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell with Michelle Guzman in Guatemala
In Aldea Chizuixji and the surrounding communities, access to running water is nearly impossible. Villagers collect rainwater, but during the three-month dry period each summer, the situation becomes desperate. Prayers were answered one day when a truck delivered a water tank and cistern made possible by Compassion donors.
Compassion Sunday Energizes Church's Focus on Missions tag:compassion.com,2006-00-01:5-33841 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-06-01T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell

Compassion Sunday events helps the missions program at the Village Church in Highland Village, Texas, grow exponentially.

Compassion Helps Children Survive Hurricane Stan's Aftermath tag:compassion.com,2006-00-16:5-32623 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-05-16T00:00:00-06:00

José ¡nd his family were among 100,000 people who were displaced by Hurricane Stan last October. But thanks to your help, José ¡nd his family were not left alone to struggle with the tragedy. Thanks to generous donors like you, José ¡nd hundreds of other Compassion-assisted children and their families received assistance.

Vocational Program Produces Confident Entrepreneurs tag:compassion.com,2005-00-17:5-33850 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-05-17T00:00:00-06:00 Janet Root, Contributing Writer

The soil of Mazatenango may be fertile, but the communities that inhabit this agricultural terrain in Guatemala are made barren with poverty. But two Compassion-assisted projects have teamed up with San Carlos University to create a path out of poverty  a food-processing vocational program. Read how the venture has created budding entrepreneurs who package and sell their wares while pursuing a university degree.

Pre-Med Student Passionate about Scripture, Leadership, Theater tag:compassion.com,2004-00-30:5-32508 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-04-30T00:00:00-06:00 Michelle Guzman, Guatemala Communications Specialist
A former Compassion-sponsored child, Mark Ernesto is currently studying his third year of medicine and assisting with the children's Bible school at church. Mark's relationship with God has grown tremendously since becoming a part of Compassion's program, and he sees the difference that occurred in his life after deciding to follow Jesus.