Hello and welcome to Compassion’s Christian blog on child poverty ! As a tent evangelist, the Rev. Everett Swanson was a grass-roots man with a grass-roots ministry. So it was no surprise he started a Christian charity  when a pastor handed him a $50 check. Rev. Swanson used that small seed to help create a global ministry to fight child poverty.
Since that time more than 55 years ago, Compassion has remained a ministry of the people. Our sponsors, donors and supporters are family. And while we’re now an international Christian ministry  serving nearly 1 million children, we cling to that homey, under-the-tent feeling from the old days spent evangelizing others to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. That’s why we created Compassion’s blog. We didn’t create a blog because it was the cool thing to do, or because someone else did. We created it as a way to keep Compassion’s ministry partners, like you, connected — with us and each other.
So what’s the deal with Compassion’s blog? In this blog you’ll get an inside view of Compassion’s ministry. You’ll hear from:
- people who work here,
- Compassion Child Sponsorship graduates,
- Leadership Development Program students and graduates,
- church staff who work with our children around the globe,
- and many others.
These posts will give you a behind-the-scenes view of Compassion at work and at play and, of course, exclusive looks at our child development ministry around the world. And don’t be afraid to talk to our bloggers. This is our first blog, so we ask for your patience. Our bloggers are committed to interacting with you, and we appreciate your grace in advance as we endeavor to answer your comments, questions and inquiries. Remember, our bloggers would love to engage with you. So speak up! We want to hear from you. Share your comments, thoughts or general musings with us. Tell us what you like about our ministry, how you evangelize others, what we’re doing wrong, and how we can be better. And if you just want to give us a shout out, that’s cool too.
As blogs go there’s no right or wrong. Well, not quite. The usual inappropriate behavior won’t be tolerated . No clue what that means? Well, if you can’t say it in church you can’t post it here!
Our blog will be moderated. But we pledge to allow open and honest feedback here. After all, this blog is a two-way radio — from us to you and from you to us. Oh, and if you just want general information about Compassion or to make a charitable donation, try compassion.com  or our Sponsor and Donor Relations Department. You can:
- Contact them online ,
- by e-mail ,
- or call (800) 336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT.
Thanks for supporting Compassion’s ministry to children in need. And let us know if you like the blog. Good or bad. Remember, we’re family. We can take it.