because of you my life has changed At the age of 9, Jey was sent to prison for stealing a purse. It was from there he prayed,

“God, if you exist, please take me out of this prison. I don’t want to live this life anymore. And when you get me out of prison, please get me out of poverty.”

You can also view A Life Changed: Jey’s Story on YouTube.


MyCompassionSunday is an easy and unique way to bring life-giving change to children around the world — children like Jey.

Will you help change the story for a child living in poverty through MyCompassionSunday?

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  1. Bernice Karnop
    Apr 2, 2013
    at 10:13 am

    It’s such a privilege to sponsor a child through Compassion, to change the world for one child at a time..

  2. Emily
    Apr 2, 2013
    at 6:59 pm

    I had the opportunity to meet Jey at a Compassion event and was touched by his story. He’s such a great guy and a true testament to the work that Compassion does.

  3. ERIKA
    Apr 3, 2013
    at 2:37 am

    Praise God what a wonderful testamony

  4. Apr 3, 2013
    at 9:47 am

    I never get tired of hearing these stories and they move me to tears every single time! Praise God for using the ministry of Compassion to change Jey’s life.

  5. Stephanie G
    Apr 3, 2013
    at 11:53 am

    I’m loving the ‘A Life Changed’ series. Please continue to bring us these great stories of transformation in the lives of formerly sponsored kids!!

  6. Apr 3, 2013
    at 9:50 pm

    What a beautiful story. Thank you so much for sharing how Compassion and sponsors make a difference in children’s lives!

  7. Kalah
    Apr 3, 2013
    at 11:57 pm

    These stories gives me hope for my sponsor children lives! God bless Compassion for what they do as a ministry! : 0 )

  8. Sharon Lane
    Apr 7, 2013
    at 2:33 am

    I had the chance to meet Mr.Jey on tonight at my church CFC and it was so good to hear a real testimon. God is truly working in this mans like. I’m so thankful.

  9. Sharon Lane
    Apr 11, 2013
    at 11:11 pm

    Listen to Jey, touched me. I am I will help a child in Jesus name.

  10. Aug 24, 2013
    at 4:23 pm

    I had the privilege also of meeting Jey at Kingdom Bound. I didn’t get to hear his story (I was helping with a packet pass, and couldn’t catch all of what he said), so I came back to this post so I could listen to it. I am so happy I did because I love hearing how Compassion has changed Jey’s life in Jesus’ Name! Jey is going to get married next month, and he will be the 1st one in his family to get married! :)

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