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    Child Development Christmas
    How Joyful Play in Childhood Grows Successful Adults

    A pediatric occupational therapist explains the importance of play — and why children living in poverty face greater challenges simply because they lack access to toys.

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    Child Sponsorship Giving
    What Gift Does the Child You Sponsor Get at Christmas?

    Christmas is coming! And you can help ensure the child you sponsor and every child in our program around the globe receives a handpicked gift just for them!

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    HIV / AIDS Survival
    Tea Instead of Milk: How HIV and AIDS Endanger Infants

    When church workers first met Goretti in an impoverished Ugandan neighborhood, the desperate mother was feeding tea to her newborn. Find out why and see how the church stepped in to help the family survive and thrive.

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    Burkina Faso Education
    Grateful for Pastors Like Daniel

    Each week this month, we’ll share a child development center staff or volunteer’s story and celebrate the reasons we’re so grateful for their work with children in the field. This week, we’re introducing Pastor Daniel, who lives in a remote community of Burkina Faso where children struggle to complete their education and learn new skills. But alongside church staff, pastor Daniel is fighting to give them bright futures through education and training.

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    Rwanda Sponsorship
    Ever feel like you don’t have what it takes to make a difference?

    When Samuel noticed the picture of the small boy from Rwanda, he knew that he wanted to be his sponsor. There was only one problem: Samuel was in the fourth grade and didn’t have $38 a month for sponsorship.

    a boy holds a sign that says "Loved"
    Faith
    God is Love: 5 Attributes That Show Us This Truth

    The Bible makes it clear that "God is love" (1 John 4:8). He isn’t just loving, but he is the very definition of love.

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    Uganda Global Food Crisis World Food Day
    From Hunger to Hope

    See the hope and joy that a simple bag of food can bring. Watch how food distribution day at this Compassion center in Uganda made these mothers so happy.

    a Compassion child hugs her sponsor
    Child Sponsorship
    5 Things We Love About Compassion Supporters

    After seven decades of ministry, we’ve recognized a few unique qualities that Compassion supporters like you share. Here are some of our favorite things that characterize this caring community.

    a boy smiles with a table full of fresh fruits and vegetables
    Faith Giving
    Randy Alcorn: A Better Kind of Abundance

    In this guest article from Randy Alcorn — author, founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries — he shares with us the true way to find a life of abundance: generosity.

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    Nicaragua Staff
    Grateful for Cooks Like Natividad

    Each week this month, we’ll share a child development center staff or volunteer’s story and celebrate the reasons we’re so grateful for their work with children in the field. This week, we’re celebrating cooks like Natividad, who not only serves up delicious meals but also ensures that each child who comes through her kitchen is known, loved and protected.

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    Letter Writing
    Make a Huge Difference With a Few Minutes: Write a Letter!

    Watch this quick video to learn why letter writing makes such a huge impact!

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    Indonesia Survival
    Grateful for Survival Staff Like Ina and Yuni

    Each week this month, we’ll share a child development center staff or volunteer’s story and celebrate the reasons we’re so grateful for their work with children in the field. This week, we’re thankful for Survival staff members like Ina and Yuni, who helped save this mother’s life after a difficult birth left her fighting for survival.