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Mutabazi desired what we all want: freedom, a place to call home and the stability of a loving family. While his parents never had the opportunity to provide these things for him, his local church and his sponsor were able to step in and make sure he was still known, loved and protected and provide him with opportunities to achieve his dreams. 
A tragedy at infancy plunged Mutabazi into a life as an orphan filled with malnourishment, child labor and fear that his desires might never be fulfilled.
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The cultural generalizations made about Latin America are crafted from our limited connections, assumptions and the media. Maybe there's a better way to talk about our neighbors.

The Compassion International blog focuses on fighting extreme poverty via Christian holistic child development work.
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The relationship between child and sponsor is a unique one. It’s a beautiful blending of contrasting countries, cultures, ages and economic statuses all through the power of the written word. This is the story of the power words of a sponsor can have on a child living in poverty.

With no money, a drunken, violent father and a community plagued with malnutrition, one little girl found comfort in the words of her sponsors.
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We have absolutely fallen in love with Naomi - a joyful, fun-loving 14-year-old with Down syndrome. She's an accomplished athlete and musician and is living life to the fullest. What an inspiration! #downsyndrome #specialneeds
Even though she's a single mom who lives in an impoverished community in Ecuador, Blanca is determined to see her daughter Naomi who has Down syndrome succeed.
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Kids want to make an impact but often times they just don’t know how. See how one church made a big difference using gift cards.

How can one youth group make a difference in the lives of children in poverty simply by collecting one gift card at a time?
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Isn't it great that we get to amplify the message that kids matter and boost the tally of positive words they hear through our letters? #compassionletter

"Sticks and stones my break my bones, but words will always help me." What powerful words are you going to share in your next #compassionletter?
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All children are at risk. It's with this heart that Compassion President Jimmy Mellado and Greg Nettle, President of Stadia, a global church planting ministry, co-authored their new book, "Small Matters: How Churches & Parents Can Raise Up World-Changing Children." Read a powerful story from Jimmy and learn how to get a copy of this amazing new book.

How can you raise up world-changing children? Enjoy an excerpt from the new book "Small Matters" by Compassion President Jimmy Mellado and Greg Nettle.
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This Father's Day, let's take a moment to thank that hilarious, wise, caring, resourceful, and loving man who made a difference in your life. Altogether now ... THANKS DAD! #FathersDay
The big adventures and the daily routines, the poignant moments and the silliness. Enjoy these 39 inspiring photos of dads around the world!
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How would you describe your dad? If he's a hero to you (like ours is to us), honor him this Father's Day by letting him be a hero to others around the world.

Honor the man in your life who’s always been your hero by letting him be a hero to children in poverty with one of these 10 ideas for Father's Day Gifts!
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When you work solely through local churches around the world, and you're dedicated to the long-term success of developing children, the choice of churches to work with is unbelievably important. Here's a peek behind the curtain of how we decide which churches to partner with.

The process by which Compassion's church partners are decided is complex for a reason. Here's one example of how it's done from the Philippines.
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As our modern-day water cooler, social media can be a powerful tool where hearts can be moved and lives can be changed. But how can we turn our sympathy and empathy into more than just a like or share? How do we use social media well for something we’re passionate about? #Slacktivist #Slacktivism

Before you post, re-tweet or change profile pictures in reaction to news, consider these ideas on how to take the "slacker" out of social media slacktivist.
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The church around the world needs each other in order to be the full body of Christ. By having relationships with those who trust God quite literally for their “daily bread” changes our perspectives on what Jesus means by “your kingdom come on earth, as it is in heaven.”
The church around the world needs each other in order to be the full body of Christ. Families of the world can learn and grow together whether rich or poor.
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Nerima Lilian
3 weeks ago
I admire and yern to work with Compassion because its a Christian none profit organization that is dedicated to help children. And I encourage people out there to sponsor or donate to the work of God
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GOPALA KRISHNA
10 months ago
From, Gopal krishna .S Vidya Jyothi Child Development Centre. IN366 Vijayapura,Bangalore-562135 Karnataka,INDIA To, Compassion International Hi, Myself Gopalakrishna ,I was a student of this compassion .Today i am in good position because of this compassion and my Sponsor Kelly Austin. In the name of Jesus .I need a help related to my Sponsor.because i lost her photos,letters.but i remembered her beautiful face and care showed towards me.I am searching for her from last 4years through Social network.Her beautiful name is Kelly Austin.Her birthday is on April 21.Her favourite color is Green.Her favourite Profession is teaching.Her hobbies or cycling ,swimming. She loves dogs..She has a cousins Sam,Andrewa. She likes Nature walking in cold weather.when she was sponsoring me she was unmarried.but now i am not sure. Everyday i am happy.But everynight i am sad remembering my sponsor Kelly Austin My details are Myself Gopala krishna DOB 02 november 1994 My ID No :IN3660108 Compassion ID: IN366 Compassion Name : Vidya Jyothi Child Development Centre Location :India Please help me to meet my sponsor (Kelly austin). With hope. (Note :She may be not using her mails plz convey my msg atleast through other sources of communication”) please help me compassion

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Blair Davis
a year ago
it seems like a great organization but I am suspicious of it. my mom has been donating for years and always writing letters. the letters don't add up ever and her questions never get answered. I wonder if there even is a girl sometimes.
Response from the owner - a year ago
Hi Blair. Sorry that your mom has been having some issues with her letters. We know that it can be really tough and even frustrating to pour into the life of a child without getting much back. Has your mom tried underlining or highlighting her questions? This helps our staff make sure that the child is able to answer them. Sometimes the timeline of the kids receiving and writing letters gets messed up, too. They might be writing a letter when yours is en route. All that to say, if her child continues to write the same things in the letters and does not answer her questions, please let us know by emailing socialmedia@compassion.com and we can work more closely with her sponsored child to help resolve this issue.
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Derek Kim
a year ago
Amazing, credible Christian child development non profit organization working in 26 countries. Overflowing with talented friendly people. Interning here in the summer of 2014 was life-changing!
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Christie Newell
5 months ago
I just sponsored a little girl from Kenya through Compassion and their costumer service is great! It was so easy and all my questions were answered. It took less than 15 minutes from start to finish. Please consider sponsoring through Compassion International today!
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Judy Scarbery
a year ago
I have supported a child in El Salvador for about 9 years now and have been very impressed by this organization. The letters and pictures of this child have come about 4 times a year. I send money for his birthday and receive a letter of what the local organization bought him which is usually clothes. I can assure others that this is a worthwhile ChristIan missional organization with high integrity. My only complaint is that I can't send more personal items to him and am limited to their regulations.
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Kyle Thompson
3 months ago
Generational elimination of extreme poverty
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Cammonde Merrick
3 years ago
I work in one of Compassion assisted projects in Kenya, the program is so wonderful and transformative, it has been a blessing to me and the children we serve. May God bless this ministry.