Jun 24 2008

Compassion Sri Lanka

In addition to the expectation and excitement of registering our first child in Togo later this year, I’m very excited to say that two weeks ago our Board of Directors unanimously approved plans to begin work in Sri Lanka.

Of course, there is still much preparation that needs to be done to launch this new country, but we’ve proposed a timeline that includes registering the first children in Sri Lanka during the summer of 2009.

Please pray with us that this will be a smooth process, that doors will open as needed and that many little lives in Sri Lanka will be changed for eternity.

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    David is responsible for developing and supervising all aspects of Compassion’s operations and managing our Global Executive Leadership Committee. He is our executive vice president.

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  1. Jun 24, 2008
    at 5:47 pm

    Wow! That is incredible. I will be praying for this.

  2. Jun 24, 2008
    at 6:01 pm

    One more down, how many countries to go? :-)

  3. Jun 24, 2008
    at 7:04 pm

    Oh, I can think of so many countries I know we’d all like to be in! If I had the power to decide (on admittedly very limited knowledge), I would suggest Ukraine and Zimbabwe for our next target countries. But we’ll take ’em as we can, and I’m excited to see that #26 has already been determined!

  4. Rebecca
    Feb 27, 2009
    at 2:47 am

    hmmm… just a little curious but I was wondering how compassion decides on which countries will become field countries? like what is the process and all… I would suggest China!!

  5. Brianne Mullins
    Mar 3, 2009
    at 3:22 pm

    Hi Rebecca, here is some information that can help you better understand how we choose the countries we work in!

  6. alyson
    Aug 12, 2009
    at 1:44 pm

    I am curious, when will the Sri Lanka children be registered and sponsored seeing that summer 2009 is quickly ending?

  7. Aug 12, 2009
    at 3:23 pm

    @alyson – We postponed our plans for expanding into Sri Lanka because of the recession and the budget constraints we adopted as a result.

  8. alyson
    Aug 13, 2009
    at 8:54 am

    ok thanks for the update!

  9. Sara Benson
    Aug 24, 2009
    at 11:25 pm

    I was just about ask about the time line and then I saw Alyson’s post. I am praying that God will provide the finances and open doors to reach out to the Sri Lanka kids soon.

  10. Sep 2, 2009
    at 1:27 pm

    It was announced today that we have opened our Sri Lanka office, which was a tremendous turn around from what I was recently told.

    Part of the ability to move forward comes from the fact that we’ll be introducing the Child Survival Program first, well before we introduce the sponsorship program.

  11. Sara Benson
    Sep 3, 2009
    at 3:18 pm

    That is great to hear. I will be praying for the details in getting the Child Survival Program up and running. Thanks for keeping us updated.

  12. Hephzi
    Sep 24, 2009
    at 9:48 am

    Thats cool… I also like to work for your organization. Please pray for me.
    God bless you.

  13. Ravi
    Sep 7, 2010
    at 4:58 am

    I hope to joint with your organization. I will be praying for this and the organization.

  14. christopher
    May 23, 2011
    at 10:58 am

    I love this organizatoin since it is working for the children.Myprayers will be with you always

  15. Nirmala
    Nov 9, 2011
    at 10:27 pm

    I am intrested in joining the Sri Lanka team. How do I go about getting some info regarding this.

    • Jacquie Parella
      Nov 10, 2011
      at 8:23 am

      Nirmala – Please e-mail us at ciinfo@us.ci.org so we can help you further.

  16. Nirmala
    Nov 10, 2011
    at 11:48 pm


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