From why sponsorship benefits a family living in the developing world, to an entire family embracing their sponsored child, the value of family is a theme you will often see woven into the stories we share. We took the liberty of choosing some of our best family related blog posts for you.
Our ministry in Bangladesh has been blessed by excellent managers who are contributing to the lives of marginalized children. Piyush is one of those making differences in the local community with his intelligence, talent, creativity and, most importantly, his heart for God and children.
Sooner or later, we’re all programmed to struggle with legacy and impact. Each of us is keenly aware that we’ve been engineered with talents and abilities to contribute to the world in some way while we’re here.
What is proof of a changed life? Does it include an education or a relationship with Jesus? What does a changed life look like to you?
Rebecca St. James is moving into a new season of life and we want to honor her and her artist’s heart. So on behalf of our ministry and 32,197 sponsored children, thank you Rebecca, we are eternally grateful for you.
Life held nothing promising for Masilamani. Born in the south Indian village of Thirumanickam, he was the son of farmers.
The life of a farmer in India is difficult, and despite their hard labor, Masilamani’s family lived a life of extreme poverty.
In such a circumstance, Masilamani could not have dreamed of anything better than carrying plow…
When The Lord’s Resistance Army came into Olive’s town in Uganda, her family was forced to flee from their home. However, things dramatically changed when she was enrolled in our program.
Children all over the world long to experience a loving family and Compassion Sunday is a time where we have the opportunity to share that love of family with them.
Research shows that children who participated in Compassion’s holistic child development through sponsorship program stayed in school longer, were more likely to have salaried or white-collar employment and were more likely to be leaders in their communities and churches than their peers who did not participate in our program.
This video is about child abuse, exploitation, prostitution and trafficking. So why are these children smiling?
We recently talked with Pastor Matt Chandler about The Village Church, child sponsorship, the poor and his book, The Explicit Gospel.
The people who suffer the most from extreme poverty are children. These children are the reason why we need to speak up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.
Fully aware of God’s relentless pursuit of her, one sponsor knew He wanted to use her grief for His glory. Sponsorship was her surrender to Him.
Sami Cone’s children wanted to be a part of a sponsored child’s life, but not just any child, a child their age that they could start to relate to on at least some level. They wanted to feel like they were making a difference. They wanted to learn how to put feet to their faith.
Darcy Creech got involved with Compassion in 2010, part of a full-life transformation that followed years as an A-list party girl in her well-heeled community. She was adored by friends for her pizzazz, flamboyant life, and dazzling business success — the very things she now says left her with a bankrupt soul.
The relational aspect of sponsorship is not just important in getting people to become sponsors. It is important throughout the sponsorship journey, because love is best shown in a relational context.
An important component to committing to sponsor a child is knowing the organization you are partnering with. We believe there are six questions you should ask before deciding which organization is right for you.
Christ entered into our reality — not for an afternoon, but for a lifetime — and not just for a time of joy but also for one of pain.
Beverly was not letting a few inconveniences get in the way of children being sponsored. After all, her toilet may have been temporarily out of order, but most of the children she was hoping to get sponsors for don’t even have a toilet.
The phrase “Then God Showed Up” seems to always be preceded by some troubles or a bleak situation… “Then God Showed Up.”
Poverty is enslavement in and of itself. To break the cycles vulnerable children, child soldiers, child brides, sex slaves, etc, we must give these children a chance at a life outside of poverty.
Have you considered how much you mean to your sponsored child?
One of Satan’s biggest lies is that we are too young for God to use us. When we are older, Satan will also try to tell us that we are too old to be used by God.
Kelly Burton’s role as an artist has changed and she feels a new sense of purpose when she stands before a crowd. She is an advocate, speaking for those with no voice.