After a three year process and much prayer, our President and CEO Wess Stafford is passing the baton of ministry leadership to Jim Mellado. For 20 years, Jim served as president of the Willow Creek Association and will become the fifth president in our 61-year history.
Dinah Meyer has been working for Compassion 18 years. She has been around for much of the ministry’s history, and working in the Executive office, she has a unique perspective we want to share with you.
The more often we can take ownership and responsibility for any action, the more unified we become.
We can’t really call ourselves a “call center” any more. Why? Because these days we do much, MUCH more than just take calls.
Wess Stafford and all of us here at the ministry were excited to welcome back former Compassion President, Wally Erickson and his wife Mary. Wally and Mary took us down memory lane and their stories will make you laugh and maybe even cry.
You are invited to the Experience Compassion Conference to be held at our Global Ministry Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 21, 2012. Hope to see you there!
Bouncing over piles of trash and splashing through rivers of raw sewage, Katy held James’ hand in the front seat of the car, telling herself it was to cheer him. Later she would realize that she needed his hand to steel her and keep her brave.
Front lines means the forward line or leading position of battle; often used in evangelical terms to define the leading position of a ministry.
A lot needs to happen before a sponsor like Gayle can receive a letter from her sponsored child. In this video we see the sponsor side of the sponsor-child letter-writing journey.
Each day we have the choice to choose life or death. To worship God by serving each other with joy or to expect others to serve us.
Eddie Simpson’s journey led him to our ministry and to the Resource Fulfillment department. His role is important as “the feet of the ministry.”
Since implementing the new online letter writing tool, we receive about 7,000 web letters each day compared to the 1,000 or so we received daily before the tool was implemented.
Our ministry has the opportunity to grow, to reach more souls — to shape our world. To do this, we need a strategy.
We partner with more than 5,000 churches worldwide to implement our sponsorship program. And last year, 95 centers closed, about 1.7 percent of the centers open at the time. The number of child development centers that close each year varies. They close for a variety of reasons, and each case is different.
Have you ever wondered how your sponsored child’s letter gets to you? The long journey it takes from Tanzania or Thailand to Connecticut or California? There’s a lot more to it than you might think!
Samuel Llanes, Guatemala’s Field Communication Specialist, gives us a peek at the journey of one letter from Guatemala to a…
I’ve been working at Compassion for eight months, and I dig it. I dig it like Dig ‘Em digs Honey Smacks. There’s good people here, plenty of parking, a fantastic view of Pikes Peak, stellar lunch specials at the New Dehli Café and of course, a job that makes a difference.
Howwwever, I work on…