Compassion Stories

The staff in the countries where Compassion works are constantly collecting stories of changed lives and wonderful testimonies of God's grace. Here is a selection of the very best to inspire you:


Compassion Values


Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name is more than just a slogan for Compassion, it is what drives us as an organisation to excel in our work.

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My name is Jane Alam and this is my story.


"I am living proof that it is definitely possible to overcome poverty, and children like me can change their lives, their family’s lives and impact others if given an opportunity."

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Giow's first Christmas


We’ve just launched our 2013 Christmas Fund, raising money for each sponsored child around the world to receive a gift and join in a Christmas party at their project.

What’s Christmas like for a Compassion child? Read Giow’s story of poverty and golden baubles.

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"As children, we are seeds"


Ginsely’s life story is an inspiring example of how a sponsor can help a child achieve their God-given potential.

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A gift of love


“My parents think Compassion is good — they see it as God’s gift of love to poor people like us.”

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Goal-setting for Compassion children


December 2012

“I know that it is only God who can help me to become what I want so I have to be in His presence always."

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Changing the Course of History


December 2012

“Compassion helped me cultivate values and Christian habits, making me a good man...Accepting Christ changed the course of my history.”

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Reflections on Haiti


December 2012

"My instruction to the team I was escorting was to listen to the sounds of poverty, observe the scene, to smell it and feel it. I wanted it to be a living photograph imprinted on our minds and hearts that causes us to always remember the poor. "

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Christmas Celebrations in Ethiopia


November 2012

Ethiopians celebrate Christmas on January 7 and in grand style. People attend church wearing their white traditional clothes and afterwards get together at their houses to share the traditional foods and beverages prepared for the occasion.

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Inspiration in India


November 2012

As Palani was getting ready for work one morning, he heard the shrill screams of a tiny child. Stepping into the street, Palani was faced with a horrific sight. A baby girl lay amidst the rubbish in a pool of blood, one eye badly damaged by wild hogs.

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