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You’ve come to the right place. In our Media Center, you’ll find monthly updates of significant events along with recent press releases about the outstanding ministries and speakers we serve. And occasionally something about ourselves as well.

Child From Togo, West Africa, Named Compassion's Millionth Sponsored Child

  • Friday, May 22, 2009

Compassion International, a leading child development and sponsorship organization, reached a major milestone today as they celebrate the sponsorship of their 1 millionth child, an 8-year-old boy from the country of Togo in West Africa.

The newly sponsored child lives with his father outside Togo's capital city of Lomé. Togo, a country whose population is seriously affected by the devastation of AIDS, is the most recent country to join the growing list of nations where Compassion works. 

The child's sponsor is from South Korea, the country in which Compassion began its mission 57 years earlier. The sponsor is ...

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Texas State House and Senate Present Resolutions to Mercy Ships® Charity Recognized for 30 Years of Humanitarian Effort - Mercy Ships®

  • Friday, May 22, 2009

Austin, Texas, May 22, 2009: The Texas-based global charity, Mercy Ships®, was honored on the floor of both the State of Texas House of Representatives and Senate today for three decades of humanitarian effort and outstanding contributions to global health. Two resolutions were presented after House proceedings from Representative Dan Flynn and Senator Kevin Eltife.

Mercy Ships® Founder and President, Don Stephens, and Chief Executive Officer, Sam Smith, received the awards on behalf of Mercy Ships®. Accompanying Don Stephens and Sam Smith on the floor were retired State Senator and Mercy Ships® Executive Board Member Dan Shelley and actress Janine ...

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Olympic Gold Medalist Sponsors Compassion International's Millionth Child From Togo

  • Friday, May 22, 2009

Details are finally emerging about Compassion International's 1 millionth sponsored child from Togo and the questions surrounding his superstar sponsor from South Korea.

Although seemingly worlds apart, 8-year-old Fellow Blewussi Kpodo and Korean Jang Mi-ran were brought together through the one-to-one child sponsorship program offered by Compassion, which helps to release children from poverty while fostering a strong relationship between the child and the sponsor.

Mi-ran, a long-time supporter of Compassion International, is probably best known for the title she holds as "world's strongest woman" after winning the gold medal for weightlifting in the women's super-heavyweight class ...

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