In extreme poverty, the basic human longing to be loved is often trumped by the need to survive. Enter the local Compassion program staff.
They were selected for our program when they were young, they were sponsored, they successfully graduated…and now, they are fulfilled and responsible adults. Watch this candid conversation with a few alumni as they reflect on their shared experiences growing up around the world.
Formerly sponsored child and Leadership Development Program graduate, Satish Kumar, talks about his childhood and what he has achieved with the help of his sponsors.
For many years Godfrey saw unsponsored children clinging on the child development center’s fence around mealtimes in hopes of getting food. This image is part of his driving force for speaking at Compassion events.
God never abandons his children. He is never late, but He is never early either. Rather, He is ALWAYS there.
Carlo’s parents knew right away that he was meant for greatness since he was born with two healthy legs. Both Carlo’s mother and father have polio.
Every year, teams of students in our Leadership Development Program, spend at least ten days in remote villages of Uganda, serving the local people in those communities. They participate in projects such as home shelter construction, build latrines for child development centers, rehabilitate roads or clean village water sources.
Leadership Development Program students followed Jesus’ footsteps, entering a deep jungle near the Thailand-Burma border to minister to the children and adults living in Sao-Hin.
Rowel kept telling himself, “I’m going to be rich someday, and when I grow up I am going to show everyone in my neighborhood, especially my father, that I am good for something.”
Leadership Development Program student Lia Anggraeny is working on a degree in economics. Through all of her studies however, the greatest thing Lia has learned is that God is more than a friend or a counselor — He is her Father.
To finish well in life it makes an enormous difference if you have opportunities that allow you to begin well. Our Child Survival and Leadership Development programs help children living in extreme poverty to both begin and finish well.
Watch a live video feed of a Leadership Development Program graduation ceremony in Bolivia at 9 a.m. MDT on Saturday, June 4, 2011.
“When you are young, and when you experience hard times, you grow up with lessons in courage and perseverance. You realize that you will make it and that God will provide.” — Ana Morales
While Patrick was working as an intern at a pharmaceutical company, he was asked repeatedly to pass a drug that had harmful chemicals in it. In fact, Patrick was offered 10 million Ugandan shillings — enough for him and his family to buy land and a new house.
The youths in our student centers face many challenges. Because of cultural paradigms, poor academic preparation by the national school system (especially in rural areas), and financial barriers, one of the greatest challenges for youths is learning how to dream.
Preparing students for the Leadership Development Program is a longtime process and one that requires long-term planning. We believe that if we work on the foundation, our children will be competent in any setting. Therefore, we invest in them starting from their childhood.
The Pastors Discipleship Network (PDN) is an initiative begun by Leadership Development Program graduate and Moody Bible Institute scholar Richmond Wandera. It exists: “to train and equip local pastors in Africa with basic study tools for accurately interpreting God’s Word through monthly seminars, accountability relationships, and the provision of study resources.”
The Leadership Development Program (LDP), which began in 1996, recently achieved a significant milestone, its 1,000th graduate.
Joanita Nannyunja completed a bachelor of science degree in agriculture at Makerere University in Kampala. Makerere University is Uganda’s oldest and most prestigious institute of higher learning.
You can also view this video about abundancy in YouTube.
In 2009, the Leadership Development Program (LDP) began in East India. Acceptance into the program came with three days of orientation training.
The theme for the training was “Released to Maximize Impact.” The first day’s session centered on biblical foundations and biblical mentoring principles with special emphasis on the leadership qualities of biblical characters such as…
Drawing from his personal experience, Richmond Wandera explains how the Leadership Development Program selection process works.
You can also view the Leadership Development Program selection process video on YouTube.
Listen in on Tony, Richmond, Michelle and Jimmy as they share their perspective on what works with the Leadership Development Program and how it can be improved.
You can also view the Leadership Development Program video on YouTube.
In Thailand, Christians make up less than 1 percent of the population in a predominantly Buddhist country. But every Thursday evening a small group of Christian university students gather together to worship and glorify God at Naresuan University.
During this time of praise and singing, Maneenoot and Ittipol from the Leadership Development Program observe their…
“One day, we will see a formerly sponsored child lead our nation.” This is the dream that fills the hearts of the Compassion El Salvador staff.
What started in 1977 in El Salvador with the implementation of the child sponsorship program, is now taking a step closer toward that dream.
A few months ago, after a…
As I look into my life, one thing stands true. God is faithful, and He knows the plan He has for each and every one of us. Jeremiah 29:11 has come true in my life.
I graduated in 2005 from Daystar University with a degree in community development. Upon graduating, I became a volunteer at…