There is a common challenge in many countries where we work. We know where children are living in extreme poverty. But, there are often no local Christ-centered churches in their communities — or no church that intentionally disciples children. Because of strategic partnerships, we’ve imagined a way to change that.Continue Reading ›
The buildings where children attend our Child Sponsorship Program might be expansive or cozy, ornate or simple. But one thing is for certain, they are a loud-and-clear message to their communities that God truly cares about the “least of these.”View Gallery ›
The concept of partnering with a church may seem simple enough, but what’s actually involved in choosing which churches we should partner with? It’s a relatively simple question with a not so simple answer.
One of our church partners in Thailand has “graduated” from Compassion’s support and now hosts a holistic child development program on their own.
In part two of the “Ask Jimmy” blog series, Jimmy unpacks how we select the countries in which we work, shares about some positive global development in those countries and explains why we choose to partner with the local church.
The challenges a church faces when serving a poverty stricken community can appear insurmountable. However, when the will of that community is to have a better future, children have the opportunity to accomplish great things.
Partnering between the resource-rich part of the Church and the resource-poor part of the Church is not something particularly new or noble. It is just what we should do. It is simply what Paul asked the early Church to do.
Partnership is at the center of what we do at Compassion — we not only partner with you, our sponsors and donors, but also with the local church around the world. So it’s worth understanding what we mean by partnership and how we do it.
Wolfgang Riedner was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and spent five years as a pastor in southern Germany before he moved to Uganda to teach in Bible colleges. He now serves as Compassion’s Church Partnership Director.
From Cristo Rey de Gloria Student Center (GU-970) in Guatemala. Shaun Groves takes you on a two-minute tour of the child development center and shows you what it looks and sounds like when the children are there.
Even in the depths of the unknown, when fear seeks to rule our hearts, we have a hope that is certain: Our Heavenly Father protects us, His Son lights the way and His Spirit guides our steps.
How does child sponsorship stack up against other ways to help the poor? Economics professor, Bruce Wydick reveals the answer to this question in his recent research findings.