Jesus knows me You’ve met Rafonzel once before. In the photo at the end of Eric’s post about the Leadership Development Program. But photos are so last year. :-)

Watch this short video (just under 10 minutes) and you’ll hear Rafonzel talk about the meaning of Compassion’s programs in her life – like Michelle did – and you’ll see Rafonzel meet her sponsor for the very first time – like Esther described for us yesterday.

You can also view the Jesus Knows Me video on YouTube.

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  1. Apr 8, 2009
    at 10:02 am

    This is a great video. I think I saw it making the rounds on Facebook. :)

  2. Amy Wallace
    Apr 8, 2009
    at 11:52 am

    Compassion, you have got to stop making me cry! :p

    It was so amazing to be able to see Rafonzel meet her sponsor for the first time! This really makes me want to visit my children! :)

  3. Mike Stephens
    Apr 8, 2009
    at 12:51 pm

    The stories never cease to AMAZE me!!! Thanks for sharing Rafonzel.

    I Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for YOU!!!”

  4. Kate
    Apr 8, 2009
    at 4:56 pm

    Wow, I’m sobbing at my desk at work after watching that. Isn’t God GOOD????

  5. Apr 8, 2009
    at 5:19 pm

    I agree with Amy! These stories are so, so poignant. I pray that our sponsorship can impact our child in such a wonderful way too.

  6. Dwight
    Apr 8, 2009
    at 7:49 pm

    They edited down the end of the video. I found this video of the complete ending of her message.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia_axdBluFY&feature=related

    It is low quality but it gives more of the meeting.

  7. Apr 8, 2009
    at 8:12 pm

    So special! Thanks!

  8. David Pascoe
    Apr 8, 2009
    at 9:15 pm

    Sitting here with wet eyes, feeling touched by this wonderful story. Such an encouragement to me to continue on sponsoring my children.

    Thanks for the encouragement.

    davidp.

  9. Apr 9, 2009
    at 6:10 am

    May the Lord continue to bless Rafonzel and His Compassion ministry.

  10. Apr 9, 2009
    at 8:27 am

    @Dwight – Thanks for finding that! I loved it.

  11. Apr 9, 2009
    at 1:16 pm

    I’m not one for crying or tears. However, as hard as I tried to hold back the tears of joy, I couldn’t help but drop a few tears on my keyboard here. What an amazing ending to this video!

  12. Lori
    Apr 9, 2009
    at 4:34 pm

    Thank you for posting this, now off to find a box of tissue. I can hardly see.

  13. Apr 9, 2009
    at 6:35 pm

    Another great story. It’s so wonderful hearing from sponsored children…no one can say it better than them.

    Please keep these stories coming!

  14. Geri
    Apr 9, 2009
    at 9:08 pm

    Amazing! Thank you for posting this.
    Geri

  15. sandy and jeff
    May 10, 2009
    at 11:34 pm

    same here, i’m at working crying, it started before kathy came out…i’ve to to the philippines and seen this poverty..it is so devastating..and what a wonderful thing that is happening to compassion. i talk about sponsoring to almost everyone i am with..God will bless every sponsor also..sandy

  16. Oct 22, 2009
    at 4:55 pm

    At 2:50, this video picks up where the embedded video leaves off.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oAn4wZPpS8

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