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Hope For A Native Tribe

The jungles and uplands of the Philippines are home to over 100 indigenous people groups. Although some of these native tribes now show basic signs of modern living (proper clothing, cemented homes, and peaceful coexistence among rival tribes), most live with the barest necessities – relying on firewood for cooking and root crops for food. They also have limited to no access at all to...

Even Though His’ Dream Didn’t Come True

“A day my mother didn’t find a laundry job was a day when we didn’t eat. There were nights when we just got a glass of water. My father could not stand the situation, and so he used to abandon the house and seek refuge in alcohol,” said Abraham. Abraham is the seventh of nine siblings who used to live with their mother and a cousin as well. Life was not easy for Abraham’s mother, who worked very hard as...

Love Changes Everything

A barefoot little girl with sad eyes used to walk around in Cartagena, Colombia. She looked dirty and was often naked, standing at the street most of the day. That girl’s name is Andrea. Andrea is 4 years old. She lives in a poor community surrounded by violence. Her house is in a slum and made of old wood. She resides there with her mother, grandmother, an aunt and two of her siblings, 9-year-old Yeselin and 2-year-old Lewin. Andrea used...

Touching The Heart Of A Community

Maindi, who comes from the Rendille community (one of the indigenous tribes in Kenya) with a vibrant and strong culture, can now regularly attend school thanks to the Compassion assisted project.  Maindi wakes up amidst coughing and burning eyes as smoke fills the little hut her family shares. She sits up on the mattress placed on the floor in a corner of the room, her eyes slowly becoming accustomed to the bright rays of sunlight streaking into the hut. Outside,...

Thailand Update | “The only thing that I could do was pray.”

“By the tenth night, we were losing patience, hope, physical energy and courage… The only thing that I could do was pray.” On Sunday, Christians from all around the Chiang Rai district of northern Thailand gathered for thanksgiving and prayer—one of their members was one of those dramatically rescued from the Luang Nang Non cave.  Christians from all around the Chaing Rai District of northern Thailand gathered on Sunday, July 22, to praise God for the dramatic rescue of 12 boys...

Thailand Update | Released From The Hospital

Adun, the Compassion child that was trapped in the cave in Thailand, was re­leased from the hospital on Wednesday, July 18th along with the other boys and coach from the football team!  Background Adun’s church, which is lead by Pastor Go Shin, has around 100 members with a daughter church nearby. Pastor Go Shin’s church has a learning center that teaches English, Burmese, Chinese, Music, and Bible.  In order to give Adun the best opportunity to learn and serve God,...

UPDATE | RESCUED FROM THE CAVE

Many people have been wondering how the boys have been doing and if there is more information about the rescue.  Because of the complex situation surrounding the boys, Silas Balraj, the Vice President of the Asia region, has requested that no more information about the boy specifically or his relationship with Compassion should be shared internally or externally at this time. Until they are able to meet with the family in person and receive approval. In abiding with Silas request,...