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The Freedom That We Find In Faith

When the rain finally falls in Babacal city in northeastern Brazil, all the children go into the street to enjoy the water that comes from the sky. All but Josiele. She watches her friends play from a distance, but her health doesn’t allow her to participate in such games.  Since she was born, Josiele has had several health problems, such as asthma, osteoporosis and low immunity. Despite not being able to do the same things as other kids, Josiele started...

Was Once Blind…But Now I See!

Blanca Rodriguez was told to be prepared because her husband would abandon her; she cried on the bus all the way back home with her 3-year-old daughter on her lap. She had to face reality and tell her husband that their firstborn girl was going blind. She chose to not to listen to what people said, that “when a premature child is born with a disability, often, fathers leave their family for good. Thankfully, that wasn’t my case and my...

Hero Story

from Henry, Project Director in Ghana “It is my job to protect children.  In this country and in this community there is a lot of abuse going on. People use them and abuse them. They need to be protected. They are vulnerable! What I do is advocate on their behalf. I’ve seen the effects of abuse kill the talent in children. I’ve also seen that when a child is protected, they are given the opportunity to explore and the best...

Depression To Restored Hope

My heart still cries every time I look at my children. But today I know that despite all my worries God is taking care of me.  My name is Maria, I’m 24 years old and I have two children. During my first pregnancy I lived with my partner and although I didn’t know much about baby’s care, I had my mother’s support in all I needed. When my daughter was born, I named her Lara, and despite all the hardship...

Triple Blessings

Life is difficult for Annet. The father of her triplets tried to kill them again. It is not enough that he and his family rejected Annet and her triplets at their birth, now the man pursues them and wants them dead. The motives for his mean pursuit are not clear, except that he is not happy that Annet is happy. He wants her to suffer. He is enraged by her progress. From the start, the birth of the triplets was...

Maria | Accepted & Loved

Every morning Maria wakes up joyfully. She does her homework, feeds the ducks, has lunch and gets ready for school. There is security and peace in her voice, and she smiles like everything has always been good. Both her parents work all day. Her mother works as a farmer in a rice field from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and her father works as a taxi driver until late at night.  Maria goes to a Child Development Center located in...

Poworawan Meeting Her Sponsors

Poworawan is six years old and lives with her parents who are farmers and her three-year-old-brother in Baan Mahin Luang village. Her village is around 20 kilometers from the city road but only accessible by a 4×4 vehicle on these mountainous roads. Most people in Baan Mahin Luang village are farmers.  Poworawan is in kindergarten and loves to draw to show her imaginative stories to the project staff, her school teacher and also her sponsor – it’s one of the...

Now Going to Church Is A Breeze

Living high up on the mountains, Gerome Bensing would not have been registered in Compassion’s child sponsorship program (CDSP), because his’ home was too far away from Compassion’s church partner.  Because CDSP wants to ensure that each beneficiary participates in all student center activities in order to fully benefit from the program, they want the children to not be residing beyond 5 km from the church which is more than a 30-minute walk away. Gerome’s home is a two hours’...