For four days we hiked up Mt. Kilimanjaro, experiencing breathtaking scenery and great camaraderie along the way. Up to this point, the ever-increasing altitude was not a problem. But would we make it to the summit?Continue Reading ›
In a community where the size of land, number of children and herds of cattle define one’s worth, Suyianga’s family is considered among the lowliest in the community. But today Suyianga is more confident about himself as a result of the encouraging letters he receives from his sponsor.Continue Reading ›
We began our ministry in Kenya in 1980, with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2001, we started the Leadership Development Program began, and the Child Survival Program followed in 2004.
In the midst of post election violence in Kenya one entire church was burned down. We lost all of our paperwork and child documentation — nothing was left.
Jesus is quick to remind us and to demonstrate that it is never too late for God.
How do you give thanks in the midst of overwhelming grief?
Compassion UK Advocate Martyn Legg was in a highly pressurized work environment, living with big demands and no room to back off. He and his wife Heather visited Kenya on an Advocate’s trip for ten days – ten days that changed their lives.
Our staff saw an opportunity where many did not, and went all-out to prove that something good could come from thirsty soil.
My sponsored child asks me to pray for his studies and please pray for rain for the crops. I toss the letter on the couch and move on with my day. I’ve read it all before and as a city girl the request for rain means little to me.
You’ve watched as the crisis in East Africa has unfolded, you’ve been praying and now you’re ready to respond. Now the question is, “What is Compassion doing amid this crisis?”
When Joshua Miago’s mother heard about Compassion, they went to a church and enrolled in the child sponsorship program. Then everything started to change.
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.