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    Peru
    Gil Paz

    Gil, a father of five, fell into despair and even contemplated taking his life after a devastating carpentry accident.

    Peru
    Pamela Medina

    From a very early age, Pamela was inspired by her tutors at the Compassion center. Now, as a teacher, she fills her classroom with that same love and patience she once received from the dedicated staff who helped her find a path out of poverty.

    Fulfilling the Great Commission

    Last December, Calvary Chapel in Yuma, AZ, celebrated Compassion Sunday. Carla and her husband, Jefferson, were instrumental in the event. This is Carla’s story, in her own words, of how bringing Compassion to their church brought Compassion deeper into their hearts.

    Dominican Republic
    Oscar Montero

    Oscar’s life was spiraling out of control. As a young child he was told by neighbors in his gang-run community that he would be nothing more than a drug addict and a thief. But his Compassion sponsor and the staff at his center sent him a different message — one of HOPE for a different kind of life!

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    Ethiopia
    Meskerem Abebe

    Driven to empower children, Meskerem finished college and returned to the Compassion center she attended as a sponsored child — this time employed as a social worker.