The person in charge of taking child photos has a challenging task. Imagine shepherding 30 active children while trying to take pictures for their sponsorship packets!
Research on why people give to charitable causes is never very flattering to the donors. According to one study, when we give we’re often not motivated by philanthropy or logic, but by our feelings.
The obvious part for a believer is that’s what God did for us in Jesus Christ. He knew He couldn’t just say “come on over here where there is no sin. Try your best!” He knew the only way was to send His son Jesus into our world, our burning building, and rescue us from…
A question typically asked by sponsors who are miles apart from their sponsored children is, “What happens to sponsored children after they leave the program?”
Despite Martin’s hard work and a good harvest, he remained unable to provide adequately for his family. With nearly every harvest he would lose all of his profit to the market money lenders from whom he buys his seeds and equipment.
Each child who got a sponsor would be so excited and proudly show their pictures and letters to the other kids. Rabbi kept waiting for that to be him. And he kept waiting and waiting as the line of kids who needed to be sponsored dwindled.
As a 5-year-old sponsored child growing up in Haiti, Beguens Theus dreamed of what life could be. Now, as a member of Haiti’s parliament Beguens is determined to see the dreams of every child in Haiti realized.
Andis’ father walked out on his wife and son when Andis was in second grade. Andis prayed daily for his dad to return. When his father didn’t come home, Andis became angry and tried to forget him.
Perspective is in low supply here in the States. I don’t mean this in a derogatory way. It’s just a fact. We live sheltered. We don’t live without heartache. We don’t live without pain. We just live with limited perspective.
This past Mother’s Day I got an interesting gift from my daughter, Sarah, and I called to ask what it meant. The number 38 rang a bell for me, but I wasn’t sure what she meant by her note.
We began our ministry in Mexico in 1980 with the Child Sponsorship Program. Through the years, we have moved into highly impoverished areas to help children in need. But poverty continues to impact the country severely.
There are a few things that I am passionate about that I will never move away from. My relationship with God and my family, music and the plight of children in poverty.
The Sonflowerz are sisters Elissa and Becca Leander. Recently Paul Haddix, Artist Relations Manager, sat down with them and discussed their new album and their involvement with Compassion.
Catching up with Shaun Groves is a thrill ride of deep emotion, spontaneous wisecracks and purposeful passion. Shaun is on a journey to keep Jesus at the center of his life and to change the face of poverty.
Ismene loved school. She loved learning how to work math problems. But Ismene was worried. Her grandparents might not make enough money to buy food and keep her in school.
To all you teens out there who are hesitant about making the decision to sponsor a child, I want to encourage you to go for it! I am living proof that what you do makes a difference in so many lives, including your own.
Sponsors at my church have been experiencing financial hardships with gas prices, unemployment, and the overall cost of living. I’m not sure if you’re experiencing this same tension, but I suspect that with finances being tighter, many of us are investing less time in this ministry.
In all honesty, you’re not the one who will choose your little boy or girl. God has chosen a little one for you, and He will lead you to him.
Sponsorship, when fully embraced, changes both the child’s and the sponsor’s lives. There are simple things you can do to make your sponsorship more rewarding.
Only Jesus can rescue a child from an orphanage and give the child a Heavenly mansion. But we need to bring them to His feet. This is not a commercial. This is also not a script. This is a calling.
Anticipation kept me awake, as did the roosters crowing every half hour. I wake up early and eagerly get ready for the long-planned visit with Ancyto, the Compassion child my family and I sponsor in Haiti.
God ordained a decision I made in 1986 to sponsor Jewel, a small decision really. It was ordained by God, not only to bless Jewel. but to bless me.
Does child sponsorship through Compassion really work? How does it make a difference in the life of a child?
Choosing a child to sponsor is a daunting prospect when you consider that the child you select may be a part of your heart for a lifetime. How do you choose whom to help and whom someone else must help? Here are several ways to approach your decision.