Compassion International

Sponsoring children in need is breaking the cycle of poverty

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion helps more than 1.5 million children in 26 countries.


My story of sponsorship

I made the decision to sponsor a child in November 2013.  Our church held a Compassion Sunday. The young man that spoke was in the Compassion program in Kenya growing up. He talked about how much of a positive impact it had on his life and I was moved by his message. I can't say enough what a blessing sponsoring has been. I went into this thinking I would be only giving but I have received so much. It has made a big impact on my two daughters as well. As my 8 year old told my 5 year old,  it's not about the letters we get from them, it is about the letters we send them to show them we love them and care for them and the happiness we get from sending them letters and praying for them.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
Proverbs 31:8 (NIV)

 

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