The physical needs sponsors meet on a monthly basis are undeniable, but it’s only the beginning. Sponsors have the ability to not only meet the basic needs of their sponsored child but to be a catalyst in the transformation of his or her life.
Mathare is a cruel place. A slum plagued by intense poverty and violence outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Home to more than 700,000 residents.
When Joe Castillo went to Colombia to visit his sponsored child, he did not expect to attend a wedding, much less perform the ceremony.
What would you like to know about the country where your sponsored child lives?
Children are valuable to God and His creation. They are worthy of our attention, resources, time and most importantly, love.
There was something about this boy that Katy just couldn’t shake. How could she connect with a child when she didn’t even know his name?
Christine Caine, founder of the anti-human trafficking organization A2, answers the question, “What is the church’s role when it comes to compassion and justice?”
This is your life. This is where you laugh, run, sleep, relate, munch, cry, hug and live. This is your story. But what about people on the other side of the world?
Photos you send to your sponsored children help them visualize your world and get to know you better. Today, you can see their world through photos taken by six sponsored children in the Philippines.
Although she refused to say a word, one sweet girl in a bright pink outfit did not leave a visiting sponsor’s side. They had a connection that was strong although unspoken.
Erick is a very special child who enjoys participating in every activity at the San Pablo Apostol Student Center. There are some things he can do and others that are are more complicated for him, but nothing keeps him from trying.
This video is about child abuse, exploitation, prostitution and trafficking. So why are these children smiling?
Christian artist Jon Bauer watched a group of boys tear open bags of garbage to forage for food. He got up from his meal, went to the counter and ordered 12 cheeseburgers.
This was a fun experience. I was experimenting with the camera and decided to take one photo of me. I forgot to smile, but I liked this photo anyway.
Pray that God would fill your sponsored child with a passion for proclaiming God’s glory and sharing His gospel with their community.
Folk Angel is offering free Christmas music downloads to Compassion staff and supporters. Downloads are available through December 21, 2012.
Receiving a word for the year from the Lord is not a New Year’s resolution. It’s more like a gift from Him.
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.
Once there was a place called Mathare. It was a hard place; a difficult place. But, there was also a place called the Kingdom of God.
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.
Instead of focusing solely on places to send our money, let’s take a look into ways we can give of our time, money, and talents—in every season.
We recently talked with Pastor Matt Chandler about The Village Church, child sponsorship, the poor and his book, The Explicit Gospel.
Excerpted from Compassion Blogger, Emily at With Elephant Grace. Emily won third place for the ‘Dear God’ Blog Month assignment.