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    Letter Writing Sponsorship
    50 Questions to Ask the Child You Sponsor

    For a child living in poverty, your letters bring hope, support and encouragement that can make a huge difference in their lives. Yet, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start.

    Christmas gifts at a Compassion center
    Christmas Giving
    Everything You Need to Know About Giving a Christmas Gift

    Here are answers to common questions people ask about giving Christmas gifts to children in poverty through Compassion.

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    Christmas Letter Writing
    3 Helpful Christmas Letter Ideas for This Year

    Christmas may feel far off, but this is the perfect time to start thinking about how to make this Christmas special for your sponsored child. Learn when, why and how to send a Christmas card to your sponsored child this year.

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    Mental Health
    Anxiety and Shalom

    October is National Depression Education and (Mental) Health Screening month. With anxiety and depression ravaging his church and community, Roberto Medrano, Compassion’s Director of Learning and Development of Latin America, wanted to share a personal, biblical reflection to help us confront these challenging times.

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    Sri Lanka Survival
    Preventing Maternal Suicide in a Land Healing From War

    Maternal suicide affects women worldwide, but women in poverty are more likely to experience depression. Meet one woman who’s helping save mothers’ lives.

    Celebrating 70 Years of Ministry

    Celebrate 70 years of God working through Compassion with Jimmy and Wess, confetti cannons and all!

    Jinda is standing at the market
    Global Food Crisis
    8 Photos Show Skyrocketing Grocery Prices Around the World

    This eye-opening photo essay shows the exorbitant price increases at grocery stores and markets over the last 12 months, pushing vulnerable families toward hunger, malnutrition and even starvation.

    Zere and her children hold food given by the center
    Ethiopia Global Food Crisis
    "My Kids Would Have Starved": Families Rescued From the Brink

    Two mothers in northern Ethiopia tell their stories of struggle and survival — and the blessings that God has brought their way through the local church and Compassion center.

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    Kids’ Favorite Foods Around the World

    We asked children in Compassion’s program to tell us some of their favorite foods to eat. Here’s what they said!

    Gimena and her awards
    Girls Who Are Defying Gender Stereotypes Through STEM

    On Oct. 11, the United Nations observes International Day of the Girl Child. It’s a day for us to dream of and work toward a world where girls are free from gender-based violence, harmful practices, HIV and AIDS, and limited opportunities based on their gender.

    Richard and Lois hold a picture of one of their sponsored children
    Celebrating 48 Years of Sponsorship

    As we look back over 70 years of ministry, we celebrate the men and women that have made it possible—men and women like Richard and Lois. This beautiful couple has dedicated the last 48 years to helping children in poverty through sponsorship. Read how Richard and Lois order their lives around generosity and how they have been impacted in the process.

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    Guatemala Alumni Letter Writing
    "Really? That was your favorite thing you ever got from your sponsor?!"

    Read how one Compassion sponsor discovered that sometimes the most meaningful thing to a sponsored child is the most unexpected. But be warned, you’ll probably never be able to pass up a tacky postcard again.