We’re getting so excited for Compassion Sunday on April 26th! This is a day when thousands of children living in poverty will gain a sponsor and new opportunities for their lives. But we know that hosting Compassion Sunday can be a little intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. Never fear! We’ve asked a few…
Compassion Sunday is a day for churches across America to share the Bible’s message of caring for those in need and to give people the opportunity to sponsor a child. But even more than that, it’s a day when churches in America come together in solidarity with churches in the developing world.
As a U.S. citizen, I’ve heard many reactions to my nationality as I travel to other places. A few gems: “We love Americans!” “We hate Americans!” “You can print your own money at an ATM.” “You’re all fat.” People have ample opportunities to see the United States in news and entertainment, so they have…
Our tendency, when we get a little more money, is to live up to our means. A slightly larger house or a slightly larger car, and we have the same stress each month when our bills arrive and the same feeling that we’re poor compared to so and so up the road.
At the time of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Gary Haugen, a senior trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, was given an assignment to serve as the Officer in Charge of the U.N.’s genocide investigation in Rwanda.
He had seen a lot of injustice in the past, working to combat human rights abuses around the…
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We believe that in order to make a long-term dent in ending poverty in the life of a child, we can’t only focus only on what sells or what seems most important from our outside perspective.
One of our church partners in Thailand has “graduated” from Compassion’s support and now hosts a holistic child development program on their own.
When someone stops sponsoring a child, the Unsponsored Children’s fund fills the gap so that children can continue to receive support until a new sponsor is found. For 9-year-old Happy, this fund helped save her life.
As the Complementary Interventions Strategy and Operations Manager, Derek Gordon is one of the people whom God is really using at Compassion through his wisdom, calling and commitment.
Our pioneer ancestors scraped and sacrificed and barely got by, in many ways living a similar lifestyle to what millions of subsistence farmers still lead around the world.
Pray that God would fill your sponsored child with a passion for proclaiming God’s glory and sharing His gospel with their community.
Although they do not have material wealth, pray that your sponsored child would be overflowing with thankfulness to God for the gifts He has given them.
God has given sponsored children around the world His ear, that even though they are often voiceless in this world, He cares for their prayers.
Wolfgang Riedner was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and spent five years as a pastor in southern Germany before he moved to Uganda to teach in Bible colleges. He now serves as Compassion’s Church Partnership Director.
Pray that your sponsored child would learn self-discipline and would become prudent, even when surrounded by recklessness.
Pray that your sponsored child would cling to God and develop a passion for Him.
Pray that your sponsored child would attack their school work with eagerness, as doing it for the Lord. Pray that in all their endeavors, they would devote them to the Lord and do it in His strength.
Pray that your sponsored child would be filled with the hope they have in Christ.
Pray that your sponsored child would serve others around them with all their heart and that they would learn to put the needs of others before their own.
Pray that your sponsored child’s faith would be growing more and more each day.
Praise God that the secret to being content is not being well fed or living in plenty.
Pray that your sponsored child would learn responsibility and diligence in the Lord.
Pray that through the comfort they have received in their troubles, your sponsored child would learn to comfort others.
Jeff Arnold is the eyes and ears for sponsors through video and photography. He travels to each country we work in to get stories of sponsored children.