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Discovering a Piece of Ministry History

interesting fun facts Throughout our 60 years of ministry, we’ve been blessed by an array of artists [3] and speakers [4] who, through their talents, demonstrate a passion for releasing children from poverty. In fact, many sponsors first hear about our ministry through an artist or speaker.

Compassion Artist Michael W. Smith in Kenya

I was poking around the ministry archives again [5] when I stumbled upon a commercial recording from a famous ministry spokesperson.

I had NO idea this person was a spokesperson for Compassion so I was thrilled I was when I heard her voice.

Can you think of who this famous woman could be? I’ll give you three hints:

I know, I know, the third hint gave it away!

Yes, Dale Evans recorded a series of commercials for us in the 1970s when our offices were still located in Chicago. Here it is:

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Compassion Radio Commercial

Isn’t that fantastic?! I can’t help but wonder how many children were sponsored due to that 14-second clip.

How about you? Did a Compassion artist or speaker introduce you to our ministry? If so, who was it?