tag:compassion.com,2011-06-09:5-48715 Phillipines Stories 2011-06-09T18:22:08.75-06:00 Compassion International Paying It Forward tag:compassion.com,2016-19-30:5-111772 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2016-08-30T15:19:43-06:00

Jeric uses his job in the Philippine government to try to help children living in poverty.

Something Bigger Than This tag:compassion.com,2016-43-28:5-110557 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2016-07-28T13:43:38-06:00

Johnwel was often bullied for his size. But his gold medal in shotput gave him a chance to help others who feel different.

Athlete Spotlight: Kenia tag:compassion.com,2016-15-27:5-110565 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2016-07-27T16:15:16-06:00

Track and field star Kenia never imagined her speed would be the key to escaping poverty.

A Faithful Father tag:compassion.com,2016-15-26:5-109568 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2016-05-26T13:15:34-06:00

When Jeffrey’s wife left home to find work in the city, he became a single parent to their three small children.

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!

A Felon Turns to Faith tag:compassion.com,2015-09-12:5-95783 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-05-12T13:09:08-06:00

A known drug user with a violent past, Joey Reyes was a man with nothing to lose.

A Race Against Poverty tag:compassion.com,2015-00-01:5-88149 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-04-01T10:00:43-06:00

Kenia Perfas has been in a race her whole life. A race against poverty, a race against illiteracy, a race against failure and neglect.

Rolden's Top Three tag:compassion.com,2015-09-24:5-90745 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-02-24T14:09:08-07:00

The father of a Compassion-sponsored girl in the Philippines describes the top three benefits his daughter is receiving.

A Little Girl with a Big Dream tag:compassion.com,2015-15-05:5-89142 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-02-05T11:15:00-07:00

Shaira has experienced more than her share of disappointment and heartache, but she still has a powerful hope for her future.

One Step Closer to a Dream tag:compassion.com,2015-15-03:5-88829 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-02-03T12:15:12-07:00

Compassion Philippines facilitates sponsored youth Rein John Falcon’s participation in college, enabling him to pursue his dream of being a pastor and business owner.

From the Heart of the President tag:compassion.com,2014-31-30:5-83868 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-09-30T11:31:11-06:00

Garbage dumps make horrible delivery rooms — but Cristina had no choice. As she went into labor, her mother’s wood-and-tin shack in the middle of a dump in the Philippines served as birthing center and nursery.

Sponsorship Beyond the Child Development Center tag:compassion.com,2011-15-01:5-46070 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-03-01T13:15:00-07:00 by Edwin Estioko, Philippines Field Communication Specialist

Compassion-assisted child Riohnel came to the center every day very tired and wearing torn clothes, even after training hygiene from the Child Development Center.   A Compassion worker discovered that Riohnel's mother sold his clothes and school supplies to get money.  Now, Riohnel lives with his grandfather who takes good care of him.

Through the Tears … Hope tag:compassion.com,2009-00-27:5-33376 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-05-27T00:00:00-06:00 Edwin Estioko, Field Communications Specialist in the Philippines with Sara Martin

Maria Teresa was abandoned by her husband and left to care for four children. As a victim of rape another child was on the way. The future seemed bleak but Compassion's Child Survival Program opened just in time.

Hard-Won Returns tag:compassion.com,2009-00-30:5-32472 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-01-30T00:00:00-07:00 Edwin Estioko in the Philippines and Janet Root

For four years, Delfin kept a horrifying secret from his mother, afraid of the shame it might bring. His cousins and neighbors had been sexually abusing him every night since he was 6. Read how Compassion is helping him find healing and hope.

You Will Take Care of Me tag:compassion.com,2008-00-29:5-33448 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-09-29T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Edwin Estioko in the Philippines
Catherine's father frequently yelled at her, accusing her of being a fool for following God. In the midst of his anger and harsh words she found comfort and love through the letters of her sponsor.